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  Cover Art: Airhead Cabot, Meg
Airhead
Sixteen-year-old Emerson Watts, an advanced placement student with a disdain for fashion, is the recipient of a whole body transplant and finds herself transformed into one of the world's most famous teen supermodels.
340 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Looks George, Madeleine
Looks
Two high school girls, one an anorexic poet and the other an obese loner, form an unlikely friendship.
240 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Pretty Face Hogan, Mary
Pretty Face
When an overweight high school student from Santa Monica spends the summer in Italy, she learns to relish life and understand the true meaning of beauty.
213 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Perfect Hopkins, Ellen
Perfect
Northern Nevada teenagers Cara, Kendra, Sean, and Andre, tell in their own voices of their very different paths toward perfection and how their goals change when tragedy strikes.
622 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Purge Littman, Sarah
Purge
When her parents check sixteen-year-old Janie into Golden Slopes to help her recover from her bulimia, she discovers that she must talk about things she has admitted to no one--not even herself.
234 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Girl Wonder Martin, Alexa
Girl Wonder
After being turned away from her new school's gifted and talented program, Charlotte, a Washington State high school senior begins to lose her self-confidence when she befriends a charismatic and brilliant student who offers her popularity at the cost of her self-esteem.
285 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Shooting Star McKissack, Fredrick, Jr.
Shooting Star
Jomo Rogers, a naturally talented athlete, starts taking performance enhancing drugs in order to be an even better high school football player, but finds his life spinning out of control as his game improves.
273 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: By the Time You Read This I'll be Dead Peters, Julie Anne
By the Time You Read This I'll be Dead
High school student Daelyn Rice, who has been bullied throughout her school career and has more than once attempted suicide, again makes plans to kill herself, in spite of the persistent attempts of an unusual boy to draw her out.
200 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Body Drama Redd, Nancy Amanda
Body Drama
Nancy Redd gives girls insight into the issues they’re often ashamed to raise with a doctor or parent. She reveals her own experiences with the culture of “American beauty,” and shows us the many versions of “normal.” From body hair and bras, to acne and weight issues, Body Drama is a groundbreaking book packed with informative fast facts, FYIs, how-tos, and moving personal anecdotes as well as hundreds of un-retouched photographs.
271 p. 2008
Teen Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Shrink to Fit Sarkar, Dona
Shrink to Fit
Losing weight is the solution to all basketball-star Leah Mandeville's problems, or so she thinks. And it's working, isn't it? But Leah doesn't feel good and her life is taking a huge turn for the worse, despite her new "perfect body."
251 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: My Big Fat Manifesto Vaught, Susan
My Big Fat Manifesto
Overweight, self-assured, high school senior Jamie Carcaterra writes in the school newspaper about her own attitude to being fat, her boyfriend's bariatric surgery, and her struggles to be taken seriously in a very thin world.
308 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Hard Times Require Furious Dancing Walker, Alice
Hard Times Require Furious Dancing
"Though we have encountered our share of grief and troubles on this earth, we can still hold the line of beauty, form, and beat. No small accomplishment in a world as challenging as this one." So writes Alice Walker in this new book of poems, poems composed over the course of one year in response to joy and sorrow both personal and global...
165 p. 2010
Adult Nonfiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Slant Williams, Laura E.
Slant
Thirteen-year-old Lauren, a Korean-American adoptee, is tired of being called slant and gook, and longs to have plastic surgery on her eyes, but when her father finds out about her wish and a long-kept secret about her mother's death is revealed, Lauren starts to question some of her own assumptions.
149 p. 2008
Children's Fiction Book
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