Life in the Fat Lane

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San Val, 1999 - Juvenile Fiction - 260 pages
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Pageant winner, homecoming queen -- Lara had the world at her feet. Until she got fat. Despite a strict diet and workout schedule, Lara is soon a nameless, faceless, 200-pound plus teenage blimp. She's desperate to get her to-die-for body back -- and to find an explanation for her mysterious weight gain. When she's diagnosed with a mysterious metabolic disorder with no known cure, Lara is forced to face the awful truth: She may have to spend the rest of her life trapped in a fat suit. Who will stay by her side? Her image-conscious family? Her shallow friends? Her handsome boyfriend? Or will she be left alone in the land of the fat girls?

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A perfect example of how someone's life can get turned upside down in a matter of days. Beautifully written in a way that is relatable to all teenagers and young adults, Life in the Fat Lane displays ... Read full review

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This book was AMAZING. I've never really had Interest in reading but after this book I know I'm going to read more often! This book was impressively written. It had an interesting topic and I could ... Read full review


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Cherie Bennett was born in Michigan. She attended Wayne State University, and then the University of Michigan. Cherie and her husband, Jeff Gottesfeld, often write on teen themes. They wrote the Trash series together, while Cherie authored the best-selling series Sunset Island. Cherie's fiction includes "Life in the Fat Land" and " Zink." Her syndicated column, "Hey, Cherie!" appears in papers coast to coast. She is also one of America's finest young playwrights and a back-to-back winner of the Kennedy Center's "New Visions/New Voices" playwriting award. Cherie and Jeff also write under the pseudonymns C. J. Anders and Zoey Dean. Cherie and Jeff live in Nashville and Los Angeles.

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