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While her mother, aerobics queen Kiki Sparks, spends the summer touring Europe, fifteen-year-old Colie Sparks is stuck in sleepy Colby, North Carolina. But she’s not complaining. For one thing, her Aunt Mira is a sweet, laid-back eccentric; for another, no one knows that back home in Charlotte Colie is seen as a formerly-fat “golf-course slut,” the school scapegoat.

Then, by fate or by accident, Colie lands a waitressing job, where she meets Morgan and Isabel. The two wisecracking—and wise—twentysomething waitresses help her turn her life around and realize the potential that has been there all along.

Sarah Dessen’s novel is poignant, humorous, and full of characters to cherish—what readers are coming to expect from this extraordinary young talent.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Rich in sharply observed relationships, deftly inserted wisdom, romances ending and beginning, and characters who are not afraid to pick themselves up and try again, Dessen’s tale will leave readers thoughtful, amused, reassured—and sorry when it concludes.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A story heaped with crackling dialogue and sharp humor.”

    Library Journal

  • “This is young adult fiction at its best. Dessen has written a sensitive and very modern story…In the tradition of classic adolescent fiction, Dessen has written a hip and engaging story of self-discovery and personal growth. This is a wonderful read with strong messages for young girls coming into their own.”

    Children’s Literature

  • “A plot description of this contemporary problem novel may make it sound like a kind of Cinderella story, but Dessen’s ironic sense of humor and her knack for creating characters with both quirky personalities and universal emotions set her book apart…Readers will lap up the snappy dialogue, colorful episodes and unexpected pearls of wisdom. The lessons Colie learns about beauty, none of them new, come across with freshness and vitality.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A down-to-earth Cinderella story.”

    New York Post

  • An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • A School Library Journal Best Book of 1999
  • A 2000 New York Public Library Book for Teens
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