Larger Than – Life Lara By: Dandi Daley Mackall Genre: Realistic Fiction In this book Lara Phelps wanted to meet and make new friends at Paris Elementary, because she was a new student. But of all of the possible things Joey Gilbert could do to Lara she still stood strong as soldiers…smile on her face every time that you saw her. You’ll have to read on to figure out what happens at the end of the story!! Main Characters: Lara Phelps, Laney Grafton, & Joey Gilbert Setting: Paris Elementary Theme: The moral (lesson) at the end of this magnificent book is that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, or you shouldn’t turn down something before you try it. This refers to Lara because everybody was judging her because she was fat. What Kind of Person: The people who should read this book are the people who think they are outcasts but they’re really not. Also bullies because they need to change. My Favorite Parts Are: 1: When Laney and her brother finally talk. 2: When Lara teaches Laney her lines in the play. My Favorite because… it has a really great moral to it.