Skinny

Skinny

Book - 2014
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After undergoing gastric-bypass surgery, a self-loathing, obese teenaged girl loses weight and makes the brave decision to start participating in high school life, including pursuing her dream of becoming a singer and finding love.
Publisher: New York : Point, 2014, c2012.
ISBN: 9780545427647
0545427649
Characteristics: 260 p.

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Cynthia_N Jan 14, 2017

A little predictable but still quite an enjoyable read!

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ginbubs
Aug 02, 2015

I love this book so much. It was a great read and it's one of my favorites. You have to read it!

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Sharonzy
May 29, 2015

This book is awesome. READ IT!!

How would people act towards you if you started rapidly dropping weight? How would you feel about yourself? This book is for anyone who has a little voice in their head that says naggy, negative things about themselves! A story about a real life issue, with a little bit of romance (just enough!).

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tessabanessa
Jun 20, 2013

I read this book for the message, which is one I thought I would enjoy hearing. Unfortunately I should have known that this genre is just not for me. I don't deal with real-life books well. They make me cry - and I hate crying. Despite the heart-wrenching middle, I still loved the ending of this book. It had a beautiful moral and was perfectly written, and that's why I gave it four stars. I don't think I've ever liked a book from this genre as much as I loved this one.

RainbowMunchkin Jun 11, 2013

I love this book. It has so much value. This book and he character Ever have inspired me to not gain weight and loose some weight. Its just a phenomenal novel. I will always remember and love this book.

RainbowGoldfish May 24, 2013

This was the best book I have ever read. It was sad in the beginning but got less sad towards the end.

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parneetsekhon
Mar 18, 2013

This was a really good book but it needed some more thought and attention. Ever is a great thought-of character but everything is not in detail. The concept and self-esteem learning is great, though.

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Kristen MERKE
Dec 30, 2012

If Ever isn't the WHINIEST book character ever, I don't know who is. The message behind the novel gets lost in her petty teenage ways. I was driven to the point of frustration, where I wanted to stop reading the book. It's a predictable teen novel, and if you're into that you'll love it.

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Sharonzy
May 29, 2015

“I loved you when you were three hundred and two pounds, and I love you now."

RainbowMunchkin Jun 11, 2013

"Because you are and have always been, beautiful." ( pg. 252)

RainbowMunchkin Jun 11, 2013

" I followed the voice you gave me but now i gotta find, my own..."(pg.247)

RainbowMunchkin Jun 11, 2013

"She is me. But not me. I blink to clear my eyes, but the image doesn't focus."(pg.223)

RainbowMunchkin Jun 11, 2013

"Stop it."(pg.223)

RainbowMunchkin Jun 11, 2013

"every hunter knows you have tto kill something when it is wounded. Its just a question of how deep the wound goes before it's put out of its misery. There's a point when he realizes the poor thing is so wounded it can no longer be fixed."( pg. 48 )

RainbowMunchkin Jun 11, 2013

"You can paint a pig, but it's still a pig."(pg.9)

RainbowMunchkin Jun 11, 2013

" I know what they think because she whispers their thoughts into my ear. I can hear them. Clearly. Constantly.'if i ever look like that, just kill me.' Her name is Skinny."

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ginbubs
Aug 02, 2015

ginbubs thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 99

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nolanj
Feb 19, 2014

nolanj thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 99

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tessabanessa
Jun 20, 2013

tessabanessa thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

RainbowMunchkin Jun 11, 2013

RainbowMunchkin thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Kristen MERKE
Dec 30, 2012

Kristen MERKE thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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RainbowMunchkin Jun 11, 2013

Ever is the main character who has fallen into depression ever since her mother died. She has gained weight and there is this voice inside of her that tells here what people think about her. With her friends help and gastric-bypass surgery she is trying to loose weight. She has to overcome some obstacles to reach her dream. The book has irony in it but i won't ay what it is you just have to read it yourself to find out.

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RainbowMunchkin Jun 11, 2013

Other: There are some words that can affect people if you are bullied because you were overweight.

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