Sunday, October 4, 2009

In My Mailbox (2)

In my Mailbox is a meme that was strated by Kristi at the Story Siren and Alea at Pop Culture Junkie.

For Review

  Title: Paper Thin: The Lip Gloss Chronicles Vol. 3
      Author: Shelia Goss
      Genre: African American, weight problems
      Pages:  101

 Synopsis: This new additiopn to the Lip Gloss Chronicles tackles an important issue of weight. Britney Franklin, Jasmine McNeil, and S ierra Sanchez are now sophomores.
Sierra masks the pain from losing her birth mother at an early age by trying to be a people pleaser. Her father, Jorge Sanchez, a prominent building developer, provides financial security, but is emotionally absent. Maria, Sierra’s stepmother, treats her as her own daughter and tries to compensate for the loss by spoiling her. Sierra hides her fears and disappointments behind food and fashion. You can always find the latest tube of lip gloss in her purse.
Sierra has always been more curvaceous than her friends. Over the summer, Maria took Sierra to a weight loss camp. At the beginning of their sophomore year, Sierra is twenty-five pounds lighter. Sierra’s sudden weight loss gives her a new level of confidence. She goes from being sweet Sierra to Sierra with the diva-like attitude. Britney and Jasmine are quick to point out this new change.
In Sierra’s mind, her life should be more fabulous, since she is now thinner. As the homecoming dance gets closer, she is the only one who hasn’t been asked to attend. Jealousy sets in as Britney and Jasmine excitedly discuss their wardrobe for the upcoming dance.
Determined to win the attention of the new guy at school, Sierra goes on a quest to lose more weight by any means necessary. Will Sierra realize before she destroys her health that it’s not her size that’ll attract guys?
Drama follows the three friends into their sophomore year. Once again their friendship is tested. During the growth process, Sierra learns the importance of being average size and healthy than starving to be paper thin.

 This book looks like it is going to be really good, and it tackles a major issue that is really on the rise in high schools all over, very excited.


Kelsey said...

Looks interesting. I've never heard of it before. Nice blog(:

Rebecca said...

Interesting book you got this week. Hope you enjoy reading it.

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