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Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies Paperback – February 5, 2009
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The character of Celeste is real, and I mean really real. I've taught a few Celestes, at least the way she is in the beginning of the story: thoroughly ashamed of her body, unable to believe she could do anything about it (whether she could or not), allowing many of her peers to disrespect her, spending a lot of energy every day just trying to avoid being confronted too directly with her own shame. And in reality, she would probably be ok if she could just get a little genuine confidence, a sense of her own worth as a person, a bit more awareness of her power.
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The story goes better for this Celeste than it does for many young women. She learns how to put on makeup skillfully, she makes better decisions about her diet and lifestyle. And then she's surrounded by people telling her she's beautiful.
The important point - hopefully all the teen readers will notice! (though I sadly see that not all the adults did) - is that not so much actually changes on the outside. She loses nine pounds. Nine pounds is not nothing and on most figures it would make a difference, but she didn't actually become thin. She starts wearing lip gloss. Nine pounds and lip gloss. Those things must help of course, but The Real Change in true bildungsroman style is that she gains strength and confidence and insight, especially into herself. She starts standing up for herself, she dumps a fake friend for some genuine ones.Read more ›
I admit her attempts to wreck her chances at Miss Husky Peach (husky, who in their right mind would refer to a girl as 'husky'?) were fun and creative. I was thrilled that she didn't angst about the fact she was chubby neither before or after her Operation Skinny Celeste plan. She might not have been thrilled with being chubby, but she didn't spend most of the book whining about it and trying unhealthy methods to lose weight.
And her positive message I think won me over. Just because we're not all size zero doesn't mean we're any better or worse for it. Its how you see yourself and how you feel about yourself. Sure eating cookies instead of veggies isn't healthy, but why deny yourself a treat every so often? Learn to balance out everything and in the end you'll be a happier you.
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The lesson of this book could not be taught better. Recommended for anyone feeling low or needing a reminder of their importance.Published 26 days ago by Hanna Marin
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Really interesting and fun. Also very funny. Perfect for middle school girls. Not all about dieting. A must have for allPublished 6 months ago by W. Barnes
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