Just a Few Inches

by Tara St. Pierre

All Carrie Roberts wants is to be a little bit smaller.

To fit into the perfect dress for the Valentine’s Day Dance and to look beautiful for her boyfriend, the school’s star basketball player. Even to keep his jealous ex-girlfriend, a rival cheerleader, away from him. And to be noticed by her classmates.

Exercising and dieting don’t work, but an advertisement for weight loss pills promises a quicker solution to her problem. As time runs out, she takes more than the recommended dose until she’s just a few inches slimmer. Heads turn when she arrives at the dance, and the wonderful night with her boyfriend is beyond what she dreamed it would be.

Days later, Carrie discovers that her body is changing in ways that should be impossible. While her doctor searches for a cure, she desperately turns to her friends and family for support. Everyone is noticing her now whether she likes it or not, and even the media is intrigued by her incredible story. Getting everything she once wanted has created new problems—problems that are growing more terrifying every day.

Because Carrie Roberts is shrinking.

Praise for Just a Few Inches

“This is a good book for body images and pretty much covers a lot of what teens go through. Its worth the read and I’m sure it’ll help a lot of readers that get their hands on this book. Tara captures things just right and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!”

” I freaking loved this book! It was amazing! I enjoyed reading this book so much that I loved every page, sentence, word and period of it. I finished it in 2 days. In fact, I stayed up until 1 am to finish a good chunk of this book until my mom started complaining about the lights being on. And so I had to stop reading. But then, the next day, I finished it. And I loved it. And it was amazing.”

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