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Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies by Erin Dionne

June 18th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.


Walk the runway for all the world to see?

Nope. No way. Never.

At least, that’s what I thought—until Aunt Doreen secretly entered me in the Miss HuskyPeach pageant for plus-sized girls. I had to get out of it, but I felt too guilty to just quit.

There was only one choice: I’d sacrifice my chocolate cookie snack obsession and a lifestyle I was perfectly happy with. I’d lose weight.

It was the only way out.

This is how it happened

I really enjoyed this book.  Maybe it’s because I have a soft spot for overweight young girls being as that was me in middle school and high school.  I thought Dionne handled the weight issue very well showing that while eating healthy and exercising can help you lose weight what is really important is how you feel about yourself.  Celeste was a loveable character who you have to feel sorry for as she is picked on by by the “popular” kids and abandoned by her best friend.  This story was a nice mix of humor, discovering what is really important in friendships and most of all being confident in yourself no matter how you feel you may look.

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Young Adult

11 Responses

  1. Belle

    I love this storyline! It sounds like such fun (and very Cinderella-like!) I’m adding this book to my i-want list.

  2. kim

    Thanks for blogging about this, I hadn’t heard of it yet! I’m going to add to my wish list too!

  3. Melanie

    I’ve seen this book a couple of times, but this is the first review that I’ve actually read. It looks like a lot of fun! I love the cover too! I definitely wouldn’t mind having a couple Oreas now, myself! :D

  4. Kay

    I so want to read this book! I love the title, the cover and the story sounds fun!

  5. dsuzuki

    LOL. Oreos certainly sound good. Although one good thing, while I was reading it I kept resisting cookies because the main character was doing so good at eating well. Maybe I just need to keep re-reading it as I try to lose weight :)

  6. Shelley

    So that’s why I’m not a model! I always wondered. This does sound like a good book.

  7. dsuzuki

    LOL. Exactly Shelley. I eat chocolate cookies, ice cream….hmmm…probably why I need to lose weight. :)

  8. Liyana

    Sounds cute! I can’t stand reading about best friends who abandon each other. It makes me want to smack their faces off.

  9. Tashiana

    This sounds kinda sad. I think it’s really cool that she’s losing weight because she doesn’t wanna model/pageant.

  10. Raelena

    I love the premise of this book! Its going in my TBR pile

  11. Briana

    You know, I had seen this book but the cover and title put me off. It actually sounds good though. I’m glad you liked it. Great review.

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