Despite a strict diet and workout schedule, pretty and popular Lara soon weighs 200 pounds. Desperate to get her body back and find an explanation for her mysterious weight gain, Lara is diagnosed with a metabolic disorder with no known cure. Faced with the truth -- she may never be thin again -- Lara wonders who will be her true friends and who will shun her because of her weight.
A beauty queen develops a rare (and fictional) weight-gaining disorder. "Reading this often artificial novel for insight into [issues of weight, self-image and beauty] is a little like eating peanut M&Ms for the protein, but it's a similarly addictive experience," said PW. Ages 12-up. (Aug.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.