10 Books on Body Image
Teen fiction unafraid of taking an honest look
There are too many teens who have low self-esteem and self-confidence. They see the media flaunting stick-thin, airbrushed models, as if saying that this is beauty or perfection or, in some cases, normal, which can lead to dramatic effects and extreme acts. The following books take an honest look at self-esteem and self-confidence, eating disorders and obesity, physical disabilities and disfigurement. Some show the harsh realities of what teens go through to be beautiful, but most show the light at the end of the tunnel that leads to self-acceptance and self-love.