Plastic

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Orca Book Publishers, Mar 1, 2010 - Young Adult Fiction - 128 pages
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When Jack develops an interest in something, he puts his all into it, making lists, doing research and learning all he can. When his best friend Leah decides to have plastic surgery for her sixteenth birthday, Jack is horrified, and then determined to stop her. Researching the surgery and the results, he finds that there are unscrupulous surgeons operating on the very young, and no one does anything about it. Jack organizes a protest and becomes an instant celebrity. But when someone else takes up the cause and the protest turns violent, Jack is forced to make some tough decisions.

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User Review  - LibrarianMaven - LibraryThing

Jack has never wanted to be an activist like his parents and brother, but when his best friend Leah decides to get breast augmentation for her sixteenth birthday, Jack decides to take action with ... Read full review

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User Review  - nicoally - LibraryThing

Breasts--that is all 15 year-old Jack can think about until his best friend Leah decides to get breast augmentation done for her 16th birthday. Jack is shocked and mystified that a doctor would ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Sarah N. Harvey is the author of eight books for children and young adults. Some of her books have been translated into Korean, German and Slovenian, none of which she speaks or reads. Her novel, The Lit Report, has been optioned for a feature film. She will not be in it. Sarah works as an editor in Victoria, British Columbia, where she is determined to learn how to salsa dance, speak Italian and overcome her fear of flying (in no particular order).