by Tara St. Pierre
Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: Tara St. Pierre
Pub Date: 2015
Genre: Young Adult
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All Carrie Roberts wants is to be a little bit smaller.
To fit into the perfect dress for the Valentine’s Day Dance. To look beautiful for her boyfriend, the school’s star basketball player. To keep his jealous ex-girlfriend, a rival cheerleader, away from him. And to be noticed by her classmates.
Exercising and dieting don’t work, but an advertisement for weight loss pills promises a quicker solution to her problem. As time runs out, she takes more than the recommended dose until she’s just a few inches slimmer. Heads turn when she arrives at the dance, and the wonderful night with her boyfriend is beyond what she dreamed it would be.
Days later, Carrie discovers that her body is changing in ways that should be impossible. While her doctor searches for a cure, she desperately turns to her friends and family for support. Everyone is noticing her now whether she likes it or not, and even the media is intrigued by her incredible story. Getting everything she once wanted has created new problems—problems that are growing more terrifying every day.
Because Carrie Roberts is shrinking.
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"Just a Few Inches" is a Young Adult novel that deals with issues of body image, self-esteem, and teenage relationships. It is intended for readers age 13 and up.
My Review: We all want to be a little bit smaller. And that's all that Carrie wanted for a while now. To be small enough to fit into this perfect dress for the dance. Carries has tried every way she could think of to get smaller. Nothing really worked for her and she wants a quick fix. That's where weight loss pills come into the picture.
Then next thing you know, it did the trick. She has shrunk, looks amazing and can fit into that perfect dress. Now she is going to have the night of her dreams with her boyfriend. After that, things are just great. Then things start to change and not in a good way. She is changing, and now everyone is noticing her and the changes she gone through. Carrie has no idea what is happening. She doesn't know how to fix and now she is getting much more attention than she planned on.
This is a good book for body images and pretty much covers a lot of what teens go through. Its worth the read and I'm sure itll help a lot of readers that get their hands on this book. Tara captures things just right and I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!