What if, all the sudden, for no apparent reason, you just started gaining weight, tons of it. We’re not talking just five or ten pounds here — more like fifty, a hundred pounds of extra weight that just show up one day even though you weren’t eating anything. That’s the nightmare that is happening to Lara. Lara’s a girl who has it all — a great bod, a gorgeous boyfriend and the perfect family. But that all starts to change when Lara starts to tip the scales in the wrong direction. Suddenly, Lara is getting fatter and fatter and nobody knows why. The doctors are puzzled; her parents are disappointed that their prom queen daughter doesn’t have the “discipline” to slim down. The extra poundage that Lara is packing on is giving her a different perception of her once perfect life. Lara begins to transform in her cocoon of blubber into a new person. She’s just not sure if the new Lara is better than the old. “Weigh” Lara’s life for yourself and decide if putting on the pounds has made her better or just bitter.
Life in the Fat Lane by Cherie Bennett