Life in the Fat Lane by Cherie Bennett
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THERE'S A PERFECT GIRL at every school, yours included. You know her. Beautiful. Talented. Smart. Great parents. Cool boyfriend. You can’t even hate her, because, of course, she’s so nice.

At Forest Hills High, Lara Ardeche is that girl.

But things can change.

“Skillfully drawn, resulting in a compelling story. . . . An enjoyable and thought-provoking read.”—School
Library Journal

“Readers will be totally caught up in Lara’s struggle to find her true self under all that weight.”—Booklist

An ALA Best Books for Young Adults

From the Hardcover edition.

About Cherie Bennett

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Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld have collaborated on fiction, stage, and other writing projects. For more information, visit them on the Web at the Hardcover edition.
Published October 5, 2009 by Laurel Leaf. 276 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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A teenager who has it all--perfect body, perfect personality, perfect grades, perfect boyfriend--loses it when she gains a hundred pounds in this unsubtle but ultimately savvy problem novel that reads like an Alicia Silverstone vehicle waiting to happen.

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Lara Ardeche seems to have everything--the perfect boyfriend, a roomful of beauty pageant trophies, a talent for the piano and terrific looks--and as her saga begins, she is crowned homecoming queen of her Nashville high school.

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Lara and Scott go to school, but for Lara, she is not having the best day.

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