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  • Published: New York : Speak, 2009.
  • Year Published: 2009
  • Description: 276 p. ; 21cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 9780142414279 (pbk.)
  • 0142414271 (pbk.)

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Artichoke's heart

by Supplee, Suzanne.

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Call number: Teen Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown Teen

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When she is almost sixteen years old, Rosemary decides she is sick of being overweight, mocked at school and at Heavenly Hair--her mother's beauty salon--and feeling out of control, and as she slowly loses weight, she realizes that she is able to cope with her mother's cancer, having a boyfriend for the first time, and discovering that other people's lives are not as perfect as they seem from the outside.

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Wonderfully realistic

Rosemary , the main character, is an overweight teenager who works at her mothers salon and just about 24/7....feels plain old ugly. It's kind of interesting when a guy she has a crush on and is a basketball player, likes her too just the way she is. She also makes friends with a girl who becomes her exercise buddy and helps her understand that she was always a beautiful person, she just had to see it herself.

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