George, Madeleine. Looks.

Author:Cole, Aimee
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

GEORGE, Madeleine. looks. Penguin, Viking. 240p. c2008. 978-0-670-60167-9. $16.99. JS

The heroines of Looks are an unlikely pair for the obvious reasons: they look very different from one another. Meghan Ball is grossly overweight yet goes unseen, while Aimee Zorn is skinny and all angles in her personality. With further character development, however, readers slowly come to see their similarities. Both don't fit in with their high school peers, both are fighting for control over their circumstances in their eating (or barely eating) habits, and both have been abandoned by important people in their lives. Meghan is still suffering from her best friend suddenly ignoring her existence over the summer and is hoping for acceptance from the new girl. Meanwhile, Aimee is recovering from her mother's...

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