Sunday, September 23, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: Models Don't Eat Chocolate Cookies by Erin Dionne


Thirteen-year-old Celeste Harris is no string bean, but comfy sweatpants and a daily chocolate cookie suit her just fine. Her under-the-radar lifestyle could have continued too, if her aunt hadn't entered her in the HuskyPeach Modeling Challenge. To get out of it, she's forced to launch Operation Skinny Celeste because, after all, a thin girl can't be a fat model! What Celeste never imagined was that losing weight would help her gain a backbone . . . or that all she needed to shine was a spotlight. A hilarious debut featuring friendship, family, mean girls and even celebrity crushes, Celeste's story is a delicious treat that doesn't add a pound.

REVIEW BY: Angel, age 9 years, 10 months


This story is about 12-year-old Celeste Harris who is in 7th grade. Her cousin is having a wedding and Celeste is in the wedding. At the beginning of the story, Celeste, her mother, her cousin, and her aunt are at the bridal store for a fitting. While they were at the store, Celeste's aunt found a flyer about a modeling contest and wants her cousin, Kirsten, to sign up for the modeling contest, but Kirsten does not want to do it. Her aunt asks Celeste, but Celeste does not want to do it either because she is chubby. Celeste does not want to become chubby queen of the modeling contest, even though her aunt and mother are disappointed, they say okay and drop it. While at school, Celeste finds out that Lively Cannon is trying to steal Celeste's best friend, Sandra. Soon Sandra starts to act like she is popular, which makes Celeste very sad. She goes to Sandra and asks her if they are still friends, but Sandra responds with "no, not at school, but outside of school we are okay." After school, Celeste's mom is waiting for her outside in the front yard with a big smile on her face and a piece of mail in her hand. The piece of mail was for Celeste, although Celeste was confused because she never received mail. She opened the mail and it was about the modeling contest, but she never even signed up for the contest. Celeste did not want to do it, not one single bit, but Celeste's mom was so happy she started to beg her to go to the modeling contest. Celeste agrees finally, but devises a plan to lose weight so she can lose the modeling contest.

I thought this book is very good. My favorite part is when Celeste meets her "crush" who she admires very much. This book is one of my favorite books. I think that it is a good book for people who like to read dramas. I give it 5 out of 5 stars and I hope that whoever chooses to read this book likes it!