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Body Angst
Fiction and non-fiction dealing with body image and eating disorders.
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  Cover Art: Does this Book Make Me Look Fat? Does this Book Make Me Look Fat?
Eight powerful short stories and six moving personal essays sound off on body image, self-esteem, diets, eating disorders, fashion magazines, and more, written by some of the most popular teen writers today, including Carolyn Mackler, Daniel Pinkwater, Megan McCafferty, Eireann Corrigan, and others.
215 p. 2008
Teen Nonfiction Book
  Cover Art: Ten Things I Hate About Me Abdel-Fattah, Randa
Ten Things I Hate About Me
Lebanese-Australian Jamilah, known in school as Jamie, hides her heritage from her classmates and tries to pass by dyeing her hair blonde and wearing blue-tinted contact lenses, until her conflicted feelings become too much for her to bear.
297 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Fold An, Na
The Fold
Korean American high school student Joyce Kim feels like a nonentity compared to her beautiful older sister, and when her aunt offers to pay for plastic surgery on her eyes, she jumps at the chance, thinking it will change her life for the better.
280 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Wintergirls Anderson, Laurie Halse
Wintergirls
Eighteen-year-old Lia comes to terms with her best friend's death from anorexia as she struggles with the same disorder.
278 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Teenage Waistland Biederman, Lynn
Teenage Waistland
In their separate voices, three morbidly obese New York City teens relate their experiences participating in a clinical trial testing lap-band surgery for teenagers, which involves a year of weekly meetings and learning to live healthier lives.
317 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Fat Cat Brande, Robin
Fat Cat
Overweight teenager Catherine embarks on a high school science project in which she must emulate the ways of hominims, the earliest ancestors of human beings, by eating an all-natural diet and foregoing technology.
330 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  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
  Cover Art: Just Listen Dessen, Sarah
Just Listen
Isolated from friends who believe the worst because she has not been truthful with them, sixteen-year-old Annabel finds an ally in classmate Owen, whose honesty and passion for music help her to face and share what really happened at the end-of-the-year party that changed her life.
371 p. 2006
Teen Fiction Book
Other formats available
  Cover Art: Fat Boy Swim Forde, Catherine
Fat Boy Swim
Teased and abused for being grossly overweight, Jimmy, a fourteen-year-old Scottish teenager who dreams mysterious dreams and secretly aspires to become a chef, decides to turn his self-loathing life around by learning how to swim.
231 p. 2004
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Body Image and Appearance : The Ultimate Teen Guide Gay, Kathlyn
Body Image and Appearance : The Ultimate Teen Guide
The author discusses concerns related to height and weight, the varying ideals throughout history and in different cultures, and addresses aspects such as bodybuilding and surgery, confronting discrimination, and topics like dwarfism, disabilities, disfigurement, and acceptable public appearance.
151 p. 2009
Teen Nonfiction Book
  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: Fat Kid Rules the World Going, K. L.
Fat Kid Rules the World
Seventeen-year-old Troy, depressed, suicidal, and weighing nearly 300 pounds, gets a new perspective on life when a homeless teenager who is a genius on guitar wants Troy to be the drummer in his rock band.
187 p. 2003
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
  Cover Art: The Lipstick Laws Holder, Amy
The Lipstick Laws
When Britney, the most popular girl at Penford High School, invites April Bowers to her lunch table April is thrilled with her sudden change in status, but soon finds that Britney's friendship comes at a steep price.
237 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Skinny Kaslik, Ibi
Skinny
After the death of their father, two sisters struggle with various issues, including their family history, personal relationships, and an extreme eating disorder.
244 p. 2006
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Hunger Kessler, Jackie Morse
Hunger
Seventeen-year-old Lisabeth has anorexia, and even turning into Famine--one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse--cannot keep her from feeling fat and worthless.
177 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Fat Lady Sings Lovett, Charles C.
The Fat Lady Sings
Sassy, irreverent Aggie Stockdale should have gotten the lead in her high school's production of Hello Dolly!...But Aggie isn't just a talented actress, writer, and athlete. She's also the fattest girl in the senior class. What happens after she checks the cast list for the musical will hurl Aggie into an unexpected journey of tears, friendship, jealousy, revenge, Oreos, and lots of lots of theatre.
179 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things Mackler, Carolyn
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things
Feeling like she does not fit in with the other members of her family, who are all thin, brilliant, and good-looking, fifteen-year-old Virginia tries to deal with her self-image, her first physical relationship, and her disillusionment with some of the people closest to her.
246 p. 2003
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: A Trick of the Light Metzger, Lois
A Trick of the Light
Fifteen-year-old Mike desperately attempts to take control as his parents separate and his life falls apart.
196 p. 2013
Teen Fiction Book
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