Biederman, Lynn and Lisa Paxer. Teenage Waistland 317 pgs. Delacorte Press 2010. $17.99. Content - R 20+ swears/4 F-word. Char and her best friend, East, are morbidly obese. They apply and are accepted into a clinical Lap Band trial along with several other obese teenagers: Coco, Bobby, Marcie, and a few others. After getting their Lap Band, they are required to keep a food diary and meet as a group on a regular basis. The teens discover that their overeating is caused by one underlying issue or another. I thought this book gave great insight into teenage obesity and brought great awareness and sympathy to other teens in a similar situation. This book would be great for high school or for a child that has weight issues. HS - OPTIONAL (only because of language) Shauna, reading teacher.