Barson, K. A. 45 Pounds (more or less). 2013. 264p. Penguin Books, $16.99 (9780670784820). Gr 8-10.
Ann has struggled with her weight since 4th grade and the pressure from her seemingly perfect size 6 mother doesn’t help. As her aunt’s wedding approaches, Ann sets her mind on changing her body but ends up changing her perspective on herself and her family in the process.