An eighth grader in a beauty pageant? It's not quite what it seems. Meet Celeste whose aunt has just entered her in the Miss Husky Peach Beauty Pageant....it's for girls who are in the larger sizes. Imagine the embarrassment....well, Celeste decides to lose some weight thereby making herself ineligible for the contest. Smart girl. But what follows are some wise food choices, some good exercising, and some awakening to the good things in herself for Celeste. Eighth grade can be a tough year and Celeste has to battle some sniping and a popular girl who wants to take away her best friend. Little by little and step by step, the light starts to go on for Celeste as she makes her mistakes and has her bad moments but finds her own strength along the way. This is a great body image book. 251 pages Ages 9-12
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