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Children's LiteratureObesity is a major concern in the health care field, especially among teenagers. This new book, part of the "Obesity: Modern-Day Epidemic" series, tries to address the issue of self-image. More motivational than informative, the book attempts to uplift teens that feel they are fat or ugly. Despite the series title, the book does not touch on obesity very much at all, but instead speaks to any young adult who feels they are ugly in some way, whether because of obesity or acne. The authors address the issue of confidence before talking about skin care, make-up, and clothing. While the subjects of the photos are not gorgeous models, neither are they overweight, acne-prone, or in any way anything but pretty. In a book that talks about how proud you should be of who you are, they should have pictures of people who do not fit the typical impression of beauty. The titles of the other books in the series seem to be more scientific in nature, but this book only moderately addresses the issue of obesity. While it gives good advice, it does not give as much as you might think in a book of over a hundred pages. 2006, Mason Crest Publishers, Ages 12 to 15.