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is sixteen, about thirty pounds overweight and has a crush on cute Drew
Wyler. Her best friend, Jackie, doesn't care that Hayley is
overweight. She loves her for who she is, and is always telling her she
has such a pretty face. This is the compliment of doom for any girl a bit chubby.
Hayley's mom is always battling the bulge and has incorporated her new
way of living into the whole family; no meats, plenty of exercise, and
lots of tofu. Hayley is tired of her mom's nagging, and her new talking
scale, and drowns her emotions with eating junk food in secrecy.
Hayley's plan to capture Drew's attention backfires one day, Hayley
drowns her sorrow in a large pepperoni pizza. Drew has his eye on
Hayley's best friend Jackie, and would like Hayley's help hooking them
up. But Hayley's parents are worried about Hayley's health, so they
plan a trip for her to Italy to stay at a friend of her moms from
Hayley vows to herself on the plane to Italy that
she will be good. She will not eat over a thousand calories a day, and
when she returns to Santa Monica, she will be a new, thinner Hayley.
But even Hayley's plan backfires when the family she is to live with
plies her with good hearty Italian food upon her arrival. But after
she settles in, she begins to tour the local Italian village and her
perspective of herself and her body begins to change.
FACE is a wonderful novel for any girl. You should eat healthy, but a
healthy soul is just as important. Hayley is a wonderful and diverse
character who meshes in without a ripple into today's society. Not all
women are model thin, and they never will be. PRETTY FACE is
absolutely charming and appealing!