Life in the Fat Lane

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Dell/Laurel-Leaf, 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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This book has such an interesting premise. - Goodreads
The ending really has me torn here. - Goodreads
The writing is good but simple. - Goodreads
I didnt really like the ending though. - Goodreads
It was a total page turner that I could not put down. - Goodreads
The strict diets and workouts don't help at all. - Goodreads

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This book was total garbage. It's like somebody told the author "Okay, here's a big advance payment, now write a book to make fat girls go rah-rah and all the skinny ones go away and stuff themselves ... Read full review

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I read the book in 5th grade (10 years ago). It was amazing! Great for the reader who likes science fiction or teen fiction. Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Cherie Bennett was born in Buffalo, N.Y. 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." Some of her other works include Girls In Love and Turn Me On. 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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