45 Pounds (More or Less)

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45 Pounds (More or Less)

By Kelly Barson

Viking Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780670784820, 272pp.

Publication Date: July 11, 2013

Here are the numbers of Ann Galardi's life:
She is 16.
And a size 17.
Her perfect mother is a size 6.
Her Aunt Jackie is getting married in 2 months, and wants Ann to be a bridesmaid.
So Ann makes up her mind: Time to lose 45 pounds (more or less).
Welcome to the world of informercial diet plans, wedding dance lessons, endless run-ins with the cutest guy Ann's ever seen and some surprises about her not-so-perfect mother.
And there's one more thing it's all about feeling comfortable in your own skin no matter how you add it up
K.A. Barson's sparkling debut is "deliciously relatable, with a lot of laughter on the side." -- Rita Williams-Garcia, New York Times best-selling author.

About the Author
K.A. Barson earned an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She and her husband live in Jackson, Michigan, surrounded by kids, grandkids, unruly dogs, and too many pairs of shoes. This is her first novel. Visit her website at www.kabarson.com.