Adele Recommends: The Heart is Not a Size by Beth Kephart

This sweet novel drops us into the lives of Georgia and Riley, two seventeen year old girls as they plan and then spend their summer on a work trip to Juarez, Mexico to help a small village start building some much needed facilities. At home in a small town in Pennsylvania, both girls struggle with typical teenage anxieties; school, grades, friends, parents, self image, and boys but Georgia realizes that her best friend Riley is not eating and not talking about it, either. On this trip they deal with these problems slowly and learn not only how to help others less fortunate but most importantly how to help themselves. This book is great for all middle age readers and their parents, it will take you back to your own bedroom and your old dreams.

Ages 12 and up.