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Starstruck by Cyn Balog
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Sep 29, 2011

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Read from July 02 to 05, 2011

The Gist
Gwendolyn Reilly just got the worst news of her life. Her boyfriend is coming back from California. The problem there? He has gotten incredibly hot since she last saw him three years ago, and she has gotten - well - fat. Her nickname, Dough, is accurate. Wish, her boyfriend, has no idea that the girl he left as a best friend and starting dating over email has gained seventy pounds and is ostracized at school for being poor and fat. It doesn't help Dough that her mom owns a bakery, and she works there. Who could resist all the baked confections? Dough's sister Evie can't either, though Evie stays stick-skinny, which isn't fair. Dough isn't ready for Wish to come back, isn't ready to start junior year, and isn't ready for the new hired help in the bakery, a convict-looking boy named Christian. But, she starts to learn, nothing is what it appears on the surface.

What We Think
Reviewed by Living Destiny
Number of Pages: 244
The entire 244 pages of this book, I was thinking one thing. STOP COMPLAINING!!! The main character, Dough, is always complaining. Reading almost turned into the Charlie-Brown-adult-voice in my head. Whine whine I'm fat whine whine I'm poor whine whine no one likes me whine whine. Guess who happens to especially hate whiny people? Me. I can not tolerate people who complain about their lives (or anything really) but don't do anything to fix it. Just change it or shut up! Nope, Dough liked to complain a lot, but really didn't do too much to remedy her weight situation. She just gradually grew to be not as bothered by it. But she was still fat at the end.
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Reading Progress

07/02/2011 page 32
13.0% "Stop complaining. You're fat, we get it. ~Living Destiny"
07/05/2011 page 244
100.0% "well. i'm done anyway. now for the easy part: reviewing it. ~Living Destiny"
09/29/2011 page 100
39.0% "mer."

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