Synopsis: 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 couldn’t do it, but I felt too guilty to quit.
There was only one way out…
This is the story of thirteen-year-old Celeste Harris, who used to be perfectly comfortable with her weight. She also used to think nothing would make eighth grade worse than super-popular, super-mean Lively Carson’s persistent insults and attempts to steal her best friend. But along came the chance of being crowned a chubby teen queen, and suddenly it was clear: Things could be much worse. So Celeste crafts a plan—she’ll sacrifice her chocolate cookie obsession, lose weight, and shrink right out of the competition.
What follows is a series of escapades both hilarious and horrifying, as our heroine tries to hold her head high both on the catwalk and off—and learns to show the world who she is from the inside out.
200words (or less) review: Celeste never bothered so much about a weight when she was younger and while she knows she’s not skinny it’s not an issue until her best friend starts spending time with Lively, the girl who loves insulting Celeste. Then Celeste’s aunt signs her up for the Miss HuskyPeach contest and anyone found out about that Celeste time at school would get even worse.
Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies is a book that will make you laugh. There are some pretty funny moments but what I loved about it was that it had heart. I adored Celeste from the very first page. She’s actually a pretty strong and impressive young lady but she’s also honest. Celeste is hurt by those around her and it’s not easy dealing with those feelings.
Celeste journey, while filled with trails (sometimes hilarious and sometimes touching) is a positive one. Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies left me feeling happy and pleased. I’m sure I’ll be reading more books by Erin Dionne.