Every girl struggles with self-image and weight. Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies by Erin Dionne is a story about a junior high girl who learns that everyone is beautiful and unique in their own way. Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies is a great book to read because of its teen settings, relatable characters, and truthful plot.
This book takes place in several locations in a modern day suburb. The story begins at a shopping mall where Celeste’s aunt learns about the Miss Husky Peach pageant. There is also a pageant runway which is in a working factory with moving conveyer belts above. Many important activities in the story also occur at her house and school. The settings are all well explained in the book.
Most readers should be able to relate to the characters in this book. The main character is a thirteen year old girl named Celeste Harris. She is an overweight junior higher who thinks nothing could be worse than popular mean Lively Carson stealing her best friend, Sandra. That was until her Aunt Doreen secretly enters Celeste into a pageant for plus-sized girls. Regardless, Aunt Doreen is a typical average aunt who is always in people’s business and has two daughters. While Kristen is the youngest and looks like a Barbie doll, Kathleen is the oldest who is getting married. Now, Sandra has been Celeste’s best friend since third-grade. That is until, Lively Carson, Celeste’s worst enemy who always makes fun of her, changes that. Finally, Violet Page is a famous large-sized model who is the host for the Miss Husky Peach pageant. She also is married to Theo Christmas who is Celeste celebrity crush ever since she saw him in concert.. Readers can learn a lesson from each one of these characters.
Celeste is an average American juni...
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... of their selves; in particular women drastically lowered self-esteem because they feel that something is missing in them and that they don't belong in a particular." (https://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20130922023618AAurMvi) That is exactly how Celeste felt before her experience at the pageant. Even though you may lose one friend, there are still others to help and encourage you.
At first, Celeste did not want to participate in the pageant, but this event encouraged her to become healthy, and she learned how to take care and love herself. Because of this she can looks at herself in a different way, beautiful. Every human needs to embrace who they are and strive to be the best. Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies is a great book to read because girls can relate to the characters, suburb settings, and accurate plot, as well as learn to accept themselves.