HOPKINS, Cathy, Mates, Dates & Chocolate Cheats, Piccadilly Press-London
by Oliva Barrio, 2° ESO A
This book is about a girl called Izzie. She comes back from Rome, (as a school trip) and she has gained 10 pounds. During the book, she gives up a lot of her favourite food and she makes a massive diet, but it’s taking too long and things aren’t turning out to be how she planned. She wrote a song about a diet, watched television programmes of diets and she went to a teen talk television programme where she realised that dieting makes you fat, she said that if you ate normal but smaller portions, you would be making it work.
I recommend this book to girls that think they need to start a diet, but don’t know how to, because it teaches the right things to do, and how to help you, and it points out the disadvantages of going on a diet.
My favourite part was when she finds out that the boy she was in love with is actually gay and she was really shocked, because she would have never imagined.
In the book, Izzie is described as a funny, pretty, and good girl. She likes to look after everyone and help the others. She is an amazing singer and she goes to teen television programmes.
The theme is that dieting makes you fat.