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45 Pounds (More or Less)

By: Kelly Bryson

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Recommended for grade(s): 7, 8, 9, 10

Here are the numbers of Ann Galardi’s life: She is 16. And a size 17. Her perfect mother is a size 6. Her Aunt Jackie is getting married in 2 months, and wants Ann to be a bridesmaid. So Ann makes up her mind: Time to lose 45 pounds (more or less). Welcome to the world of informercial diet plans, wedding dance lessons, endless run-ins with the cutest guy Ann’s ever seen—and some surprises about her not-so-perfect mother. And there’s one more thing—it’s all about feeling comfortable in your own skin—no matter how you add it up! —from the website at Penguin Random House

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I wish we could read more books like this about real people with real problems. GREAT BOOK!