The Skinny Lie
By Michele Riml
Life for Grade 5 student Jessie Carrera, seems to be going along pretty well with the exception of her Dad being away and how busy her Mom seems to be lately. Okay – maybe it’s not going all that well. Jessie’s pretty much on her own with her dinosaur-loving brother, Josh.
On the other hand, her cool friend Deanna seems to have it all – a flat tummy, great clothes, personality… everything! Seeing her friend as being perfect, Jessie realizes she has some work to do if she wants to be perfect and skinny too. Deanna lets Jessie in on her secret to being skinny – not eating. Jessie decides that this is a small price to pay, especially if she can get small enough to share Deanna’s clothes.