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Editorial Reviews

Mates, Dates, & Chocolate Cheats is a young adult audiobook for teenage girls, and is part of English author Cathy Hopkins' wildly popular Mates, Dates series.

In this installment, narrated with youthful verve by Nicky Talacko, our teen heroine, Izzie, struggles with her body image and self-esteem. She’s convinced she’s fat, even though her sensible girlfriends tell her otherwise, and she begins unhealthy measures to lose her phantom "excess weight".

During this crisis, Izzie also falls in love with a cute guy who’s gay. So that’s never fun for anybody involved.

Publisher's Summary

Book 10 in the international best-selling series for teen girls. 5-star reviews on amazon.com and amazon.co.ukIzzie has always been 'curvy' but since Christmas, she has gained 8 pounds, and nothing seems to fit anymore!

In an attempt to lose weight, Izzie tries everything: one diet after another, a punishing exercise program and every bit of conflicting advice everyone can give her. Her constant worrying about her weight causes her to lose her confidence, and she stops appreciating the things in her life that are special - her supportive friends, the fact that she has been selected for a TV teen panel and a cute boy at the TV studio who seems to appreciate her just the way she is.

©2004 Cathy Hopkins.; (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Cathy Hopkins explores, wittily and sensitively, issues that confront most teenagers." (Publishing News)

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