Hogan, Mary. Perfect face.

Author:Flint-Ferguson, Janis
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

HOGAN, Mary. Perfect face. HarperCollins. 224p. c2008. 978-0060841119. $16.99. S

High school junior Hayley struggles with her weight. She wants to be thin, but she can't quite summon up the discipline to exercise and stick to good nutrition. Her mother is no help; she nags and pesters Hayley until Hayley takes refuge in a large pepperoni pizza. Then there is Drew, the boy Hayley definitely wants to know better. She and Drew become friends and Hayley is convinced that he really likes her for who she is, not what she looks like. The truth that Drew would like to date her best friend Jackie is devastating. Realizing that her daughter is in need of more than just a good diet, Hayley's morn arranges for her to spend the summer in Umbria, Italy with a former college friend who lives in the hills outside of the ancient city of Assissi. The heat, the lack of American fast food and the reliance...

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