45 Pounds (More or Less)
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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!
K.A. Barson's sparkling debut is "deliciously relatable, with a lot of laughter on the side." -- Rita Williams-Garcia, New York Times best-selling author
From Publishers Weekly
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Barton is the new Blume
It is rare to come across a young adult book about a teenage girl that doesn't involve supernatural creatures. Escapism literature has its place but finally here is a book that helps young women with the reality of a weight obsessed society. Barton captures the drama of a sweet sixteen year old girl coming to terms with not just her weight but also it's impact on her family and social life. Ann is a girl we all know or have been or still are. The girl trapped in a department store dressing room tangled up in the fabric of a too-small dress.
45 pounds (more or less)
I got the hardback copy from barns and noble........and I loved this book sooooo much! I am a twelve year old girl and there is some language in this book but the whole time you are reading this book you will be rooting for Ann! I am very sad the book is over now and I am hoping Kelly barson writes another very soon!!