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  • I thought it was good that it wasn't a magical transformation type of book - Celeste didn't lose 20 pounds and suddenly become beautiful and popular

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      Models don’t eat chocolate cookies by Erin Dionne is a sweet novel for teenage and preteen girls. The plot, a young teen’s struggle with self confidence and her weight seems like it’s going to be an after school special but the book is actually quite in depth and well-written. (Although it is a bit after-school special like now that I think about it).

      The plot feels like it naturally flows along with what happens:


      nothing feels forced or thrown in randomly other than what happens to Lively. Since that’s only two scenes, it’s an acceptable interruption.

      The characters in the book are quite realistically portrayed. I liked the fact that the adults were real people too- the mom came to her own realization of what she was doing to her daughter, the coach was not nice nor mean, the aunt was pushy but genuinely well-meaning. Celeste (the main character) ...


      • felt like a very real person too, especially when she was trying to lose weight and envisioning her success. She was very perceptive though and very aware of what other people were possibly thinking.

        The ending was satisfying if a bit predictable. Still, it avoided too many cliches and felt like it made sense. What happened to the ‘mean girl’, Celeste’s bully Lively, did seem too obvious and a bit forced but it was also

        a bit funny, so I guess it worked. It just didn’t seem very likely.

        I thought it was good that it wasn’t a magical transformation type of book - Celeste didn’t lose 20 pounds and suddenly become beautiful and popular. She did get to become happier, but for different reasons. Problems that came up in the book, like with Celeste’s best friend Sandra, weren’t just washed away by Celeste losing weight or by Lively being humiliated.




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