Title: 45 Pounds (more or less)
Author: K. A. Barson
Publisher: Speak Teen (Penguin)
Synopsis: 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!
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