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By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Plastic surgery book gets readers thinking about body image.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

high school drama

Is It Any Good?

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Sure, it's fiction, but Fix is really less of a novel and more of a book to get readers thinking about teen plastic surgery. There are statistics about procedures and descriptions of side effects, and pretty much every female character in the story has gotten -- or is about to get -- something worked on.

Readers will appreciate that the author doesn't judge her characters. She knows that girls are often in a tough spot because of societal pressures -- Cameron's junior high school life really was hell, and her nose was a (pardon the pun) big reason why. It's easy to understand both characters' obsession with beauty and their sometimes painful decisions to change their looks. The writing isn't always elegant, but the topics raised in Fix can help parents talk to their daughters about a range of body image issues.

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