Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Teenage Waistland by Lynn Biederman

Follow the lives of three morbidly obese teens trying to find themselves in this coming-of-age story. Marcie, East, and Bobby meet when they sign up for a clinical trial for a lap band for teenagers. Romance, deception, and every day life collide when they join the trial with a group of teens and form Teenage Waistland. Even more problems form when a long buried secret surfaces that threatens to destroy the bonds formed between the group. From orientation to a year after the surgeries, readers enter the lives of three teenagers who are stuck between who they are and who they could be.

I rather enjoyed Teenage Waistland. The characters are realistic and the situations they are in placed in are true to life. The overall story line of the novel pulls the reader in at the beginning of the story and keeps them hanging until the last word. Though the time line and characters are a little hard to follow, the authors take the time to clarify what happened in a certain scene. The added plot twist of the secret adds a dash of mystery to the story and raises the novel from a story about teens to a page- turning drama. All in all, the story was extremely interesting and would make readers want to pick it up again and again.

Reviewer Age:17
Reviewer City, State and Country: Pottstown, PA United States