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Children's book about pudgy girl comes under attack

The book will be released in October. The book will be released in October.

(HawaiiNewsNow/WMC-TV) - A new children's picture book is under attack before anyone has cracked open a copy.

"Maggie Goes on a Diet" will not be released until October.

The book, by author Paul Kramer, features a pudgy 14-year-old girl who gets thin enough to eventually become her school's soccer star.

Critics are attacking the book for encouraging kids to have an unhealthy obsession with weight.

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