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Viking Juvenile 45 Pounds (More or Less)   by Kelly Barson
On Sale Date: July 11, 2013
9780670784820, 0670784826
$16.99 USD, $18.00 CAD
Discount Code: A30
Hardcover
Juvenile Fiction / Girls & Women
Ages 12 And Up, Grades 7 And Up
Viking Juvenile
256 pages
5.890 in W | 8.520 in H | 1.040 in T | 0.850 lb Wt
150mm W | 216mm H | 26mm T | 386g Wt
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"Deliciously relatable, with a lot of laughter on the side." --Rita Williams-Garcia, New York Times best-selling author

Ann Galardi is 16—and a size 16. She's always struggled with her weight, and her perfect size 6 mother. This summer, it's worse: Aunt Jackie's getting married in August, and Ann's her bridesmaid. She decides she's losing 45 pounds in two months—or else. Thus begins a rollicking odyssey that features an infomercial diet plan, unfortunate dance lessons, a series of mortifying encounters with an adorable guy, and some revelations about Ann's not so perfect mother. 45 Pounds (More or Less) is a sparkling, thoughtful debut with a great message: You can be happy and get the guy without being model-thin.

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Kelly Barson (www.kellybarson.com) lives in Jackson, Michigan. This is her first novel.

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From 45 Pounds (More or Less):

Stuck in the changing room, I imagine the call now.

"9-1-1. State your emergency."

"Yes, we have a girl here trapped in a dress."

"Excuse me?"

"Yes, you heard right. A girl trapped in a dress. A fat girl. In a dress two sizes too small."


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