Celeste Harris, the novel’s main character, was perfectly content with her weight until her aunt enters her in a plus-size modeling challenge. In response she dives into “Operation Skinny” reasoning that, “a thin girl can’t be a fat model.” Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies is described as, “A hilarious debut featuring friendship, family, mean girls and even celebrity crushes, Celeste’s story is a delicious treat that doesn’t add a pound.
Dionne embraces the internet as a new channel to engage with her young audience. A site for the book features crafts, recipes, and discussion questions from the book. You can also download related music for free. Dionne also keeps a blog in which she discusses current events, contests, and notes on the writing process.
She will speak as part of BC’s Lowell Lecture Series on February 19th at 7:30pm in Devlin Hall Rm 101. Come for an eventing of comment and discussion on the novel and what its truth says about our culture.