cover image Life in the Fat Lane

Life in the Fat Lane

Cherie Bennett. Laurel Leaf Library, $6.99 (272pp) ISBN 978-0-440-22029-9

A beauty queen develops a rare (and fictional) weight-gaining disorder. ""Reading this often artificial novel for insight into [issues of weight, self-image and beauty] is a little like eating peanut M&Ms for the protein, but it's a similarly addictive experience,"" said PW. Ages 12-up. (Aug.)