(From the publisher):
I wish I could be somebody else.
Almost anyone except mysef, Carole Palermo, ordinary high school senior. If I had a choice, I'd pick my best friend Marty. She's blonde and beautiful and tall and slim—everything that I'm not. She makes me forget that my parents are divorced, that they're both too busy to make time for me, that they don't seem to love me at all. Marty's fun to be with—she lives life on the edge, and she's braver than I could ever hope to be….
In fact, I'd do just about anything for Marty. She's like the sister I never had. But lately she's been more cynical than usual. She's been talking a lot about death. I'm afraid for her—and I'm afraid for me. Suicide is something you can't take back….
Original title: Dancer in the Mirror
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Coming of Age
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Social Issues→ Weight/image