About the Book
All Carrie Roberts wants is to be a little bit smaller.
To fit into the perfect dress for the Valentine’s Day Dance. To look beautiful for her boyfriend, the school’s star basketball player. 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.
“Just a Few Inches” is a Young Adult novel that deals with issues of body image, self-esteem, and teenage relationships. It is intended for readers age 13 and up.
What readers are saying...
"Just a Few Inches does a great job of discussing some really serious issues in a creative and entertaining way. By employing the twist of having Carrie lose inches in height instead of weight, we get a real look at the old adage, 'Be careful what you wish for.' And the growth that Carrie undergoes in terms of the development of her inner person instead of worrying only about how she is perceived on the outside is an example for any young woman." - Tracy Slowiak for Readers' Favorite
"I definitely recommend this book. Every woman I know has faced some sort of body image issues, and this book doesn't have magic answers, it doesn't have a secret formula, it just understands and helps us to see ourselves a little better and brighter than we did before." - Amazon Reviewer
"Overall, I found Just a Few Inches to be a captivating and imaginative read ... I felt that the writing was quite good and I especially loved the characters." - Kourtni R. (Amazon)
"Ms. St. Pierre so amazingly and successfully portrays the struggles which girls are now a days facing, integrated into a fascinating and suspenseful fictional story line. I felt that this enhanced the moral and message of this book that much stronger." - Readiculously Peachy (readiculously-peachy.blogspot.com)
"It was an incredible, heartwarming story that handled all the issues of body image, self-esteem, and teenage relationships with delicacy and perfection." - Poulami Ghosh (Amazon)
About the Author: Tara St. Pierre
She enjoys classic science fiction movies and television shows. When driving, she sings along with the radio loudly and off key. She prefers tea over coffee, spring over autumn, vanilla ice cream over chocolate, and caramel over hot fudge. Though she lives by herself, one of her two cats enjoys cuddling with her.