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Awesome Indies: Just a Few Inches by Carrie Roberts - Emily Reads Everything
For more information, check out the Awesome Indies page Tell us about your book. Just a Few Inches tells the story of Carrie Roberts, an ordinary high school senior who undergoes an extraordinary transformation. The Valentine’s Day Dance is approaching, and she finds a beautiful red dress, but it’s unfortunately one size too small. A rival cheerleader, who happens to be her boyfriend’s ex, wanders into the store, interested in the dress. Fearing the ex would wear the dress to win back the boyfriend, Carrie buys it and tries everything she can to slim down just a few inches before the dance Ultimately, she takes more than the recommended dosage of diet pills. They seem to do the trick, but after the dance, she’s still getting smaller…not just in weight, but in HEIGHT. She tries to navigate her way through senior year as normally as possible, but the media catches wind of her story, and she becomes an internet sensation. Doctors scramble to cure her, but she keeps getting smaller… and smaller… Will her shrinking ever stop? Was this book inspired by something in particular? I was standing in the checkout line at a supermarket or drugstore when I saw the women’s magazines. Beautiful women graced the covers, but I knew that many of the images were airbrushed or doctored in various ways. As a society, we’ve become obsessed …