Monday, November 9, 2009

All About Food!

In honor of Thanksgiving, the Teen Scene @ HPL is featuring books about food! Eat stuffing and read about getting stuffed at the same time. And (oh yeah) enjoy your holidays!

Food, Girls and Other Things I Can’t Have: A Novel by Allen Zadoff - 15-year-old Andrew Zansky, the second fattest student at his high school, joins the varsity football team to get the attention of a new girl.

Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith - When multiple murders in Austin, Texas, threaten the grand re-opening of her family's vampire-themed restaurant, 17-year-old, orphaned Quincie worries that her best friend-turned-love interest, Keiren, a werewolf-in-training, may be the prime suspect.

Big Fat Manifesto by Susan R. Vaught - Overweight, self-assured, high school senior Jamie Carcaterra writes in the school newspaper about her own attitude to being fat, her boyfriend's bariatric surgery, & her struggles to be taken seriously in a very thin world.

Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies by Erin Dionne - Overweight 13-year-old Celeste begins a campaign to lose weight in order to make sure she does not win the Miss HuskeyPeach modeling
challenge, in which her mother & aunt have entered her--against her wishes.

Big Mouth by Deborah Halverson - Sherman Thuff has his hopes set on being a competitive eater, but when his training regimen begins to seriously interfere with his enjoyment of life
& he even starts losing his friends, he decides to rearrange his priorities.

For other food picks, check out our Book Chat page for teens.

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