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Less Is More (Real TV Series)
     

Less Is More (Real TV Series)

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by Wendy Lawton
 

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Abby gets tired of the constant teasing about her weight at youth group. When her PE teacher submits her name for the fitness challenge on her favorite reality TV show, Less is More, it seems to be the perfect solution. But is Abby up for the challenge?

Overview


Abby gets tired of the constant teasing about her weight at youth group. When her PE teacher submits her name for the fitness challenge on her favorite reality TV show, Less is More, it seems to be the perfect solution. But is Abby up for the challenge?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802454157
Publisher:
Moody Publishers
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Series:
Real TV Series
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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Abby woke to a blanket of fog on her first day of school. Not that fog was all that unusual. The famous San Francisco cloud cover greeted them almost every morning.

She'd worried about what to wear for days. She didn't want to wear something that screamed "new school clothes," but none of her Georgia clothes fit. What did San Francisco kids wear to school? She'd watched kids around the city, and it looked as if they had the same basic kinds of looks she was used to-from normal to trendy to skater to Goth and all points in between-but each style seemed cranked up a notch or two from Georgia styles. If the look was preppy, it was even more polished. If a student wore anti-establishment gear, it reeked with attitude. Back home her own style always stayed smack in the middle-jeans and a great top and maybe something quirky or fun like a bright handbag or a collection of bracelets. Here in San Francisco, though, she decided to dress subtly-to avoid notice. She was only too aware of her size. When she held up the jeans she planned to wear that morning, they looked enormous. How in the world did she manage to tip the scale at 173 pounds? It's not that she had ever been slender. When she left Suwanee she weighed a little over 145 pounds, but Jen had always said she'd carried it well. How did someone manage to put on more than 25 pounds in a handful of months? Enough worry about clothes and weight. It's too late for that now. She took a deep breath and entered the doors of her new school.

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Abby's story will bring hope to teens that are struggling with a weight issue.  This must read book will help everyone become more sensitive to how words can deeply wound another person.
-Carole Lewis, First Place National Director

Meet the Author


WENDY LAWTON, an award-winning writer, sculptor, and doll designer, founded the Lawton Doll Company in 1979. She currently works as an agent for the Books & Such Literary Agency. Wendy has written numerous books, including six for her Daughters of Faith series and four for her Real TV series. Wendy is active in her church and is a frequent speaker for women's groups. Wendy and her husband, Keith, are parents to three adult children and live in Hilmar, California.

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Less Is More (Real TV Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Abby is a wonderful hero because she's just like the rest of us. Her big 'flaw' is she's an emotional eater. She gains some weight after her Dad dies, and she and Mom move across the country to the Bay area. Abby's grandmother, Cece, tries to help by cooking rich homemade meals. Abby puts up with the teasing nickname from a student youth group leader. But, with the help of a teacher and a true friend, she finds the Grace to get through the pain. Great book.