By Kelly Barson
Listed below are the numbers of Ann Galardi's life:
She is 16.
And a measurement 17.
Her ideal mom is a measurement 6.
Her Aunt Jackie is getting married in 2 months, and desires Ann to be a bridesmaid.
So Ann makes up her brain: Time to lose forty five kilos (more or less).
Welcome to the area of informercial nutrition plans, marriage ceremony dance classes, never-ending run-ins with the cutest man Ann's ever seen—and a few surprises approximately her not-so-perfect mother.
And there's another thing—it's all approximately feeling cozy on your personal skin—no topic the way you upload it up!
K.A. Barson's gleaming debut is "deliciously relatable, with loads of laughter at the side." — Rita Williams-Garcia, manhattan instances best-selling writer
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The fix is in. ” “You make it sound like a big conspiracy,” I say. ” “Don’t ignore the facts,” she says. “If it looks like a duck and talks like a duck, you’re probably dealing with a duck. Let’s pick up some 31 Tom Ryan pizza for supper. ” Dad is waiting by the front door when we get home, smiling and expectant. His smile fades when he sees me. ” he asks. I just shake my head. “Oh, sweetie,” he says. ” “They made her cry,” my mother says. “They didn’t make me cry,” I say. “I was just emotional because I got my hopes up.
She says, beelining to the Sexy Pixie store. I’m about to follow her when I catch the eye of a guy coming out of the music store. We recognize each other at the same time. It’s Keith, the cute guitar guy from the auditions. He smiles and walks over to me. ” he asks. I can’t believe he remembers my name. “Yeah,” I say. ” “That’s right. How’s it going? ” 45 Tom Ryan “Ugh,” I say. “Not good. ” “I’m sorry to hear that,” he says. “But you know what they say, misery loves company. ” “Wow,” I say. ” “Ditto,” he says.
The chattering stops as everyone turns to look at me, and Ms. Kogawa, who’s stapling some papers at her desk, smiles and raises a hand in greeting. “Gerri,” she says. “You decided to check us out. That’s great. ” 59 Tom Ryan I grab a seat next to Bernice Sneed. Bernice is in my year at school, and Meg’s right about her being a hardcore music nerd. For as long as I can remember, Bernice has spent her summers at music camp and her weekends taking music lessons. I also recognize a plump smiling girl with short curly hair and a really tall kid who I’m pretty sure is in my brother’s class, but I don’t know either of their names.
45 Pounds (More or Less) by Kelly Barson