Body Image and Acceptance for Young Adults

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The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things
1.  The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
The list author says:
  "Feeling like she does not fit in with the other members of her family, who are all thin, brilliant, and good-looking, fifteen-year-old Virginia tries to deal with her self-image, her first physical relationship, and her disillusionment with some of the people closest to her."
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Fat Hoochie Prom Queen
2.  Fat Hoochie Prom Queen by Nico Medina
The list author says:
  "Margarita 'Madge' Diaz is fat, foxy, and fabulous. She loves herself, and is adored by almost everyone else, except queen bee/student-body president Bridget Benson."
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Big Fat Manifesto
3.  Big Fat Manifesto by Susan Vaught
The list author says:
  "Overweight, self-assured, high school senior Jamie Carcaterra writes in the school newspaper about her own attitude to being fat, her boyfriend's bariatric surgery, and her struggles to be taken seriously in a very thin world."
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Manstealing for Fat Girls
4.  Manstealing for Fat Girls by Michelle Embree
The list author says:
  "Sixteen-year-old Angie Neuweather has it rough: she's fat and sort of slobby; her mom's horrible fiancé has just moved into their low-rent apartment; and she's constantly being tortured at school."
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Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy
5.  Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy by Bil Wright
The list author says:
  "Sixteen-year-old Carlos Duarte is on the verge of realizing his dream of becoming a famous make-up artist, but first he must face his jealous boss at a Macy's cosmetics counter, his sister's abusive boyfriend, and his crush on a punk-rocker classmate."
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This Book Isn't Fat, It's Fabulous
6.  This Book Isn't Fat, It's Fabulous by Nina Beck
The list author says:
  "Sixteen-year-old Riley Swain, pushed into spending Spring Break at an upstate New York 'fat farm' by her father's fiancée, is happy with her weight but finds she has a lot to learn about friendship and love."
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Fat Kid Rules the World
7.  Fat Kid Rules the World by K. L. Going
The list author says:
  "Seventeen-year-old Troy, depressed, suicidal, and weighing nearly 300 pounds, gets a new perspective on life when a homeless teenager who is a genius on guitar wants Troy to be the drummer in his rock band."
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Fat Boy Swim
8.  Fat Boy Swim by Catherine Forde
The list author says:
  "Teased and abused for being grossly overweight, Jimmy, a fourteen-year-old Scottish teenager who dreams mysterious dreams and secretly aspires to become a chef, decides to turn his self-loathing life around by learning how to swim."
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Fat Camp
9.  Fat Camp by Deborah Blumenthal
The list author says:
  "At a summer camp for overweight teenagers, high school student Cam Phillips finds support from her cabin mates and love from a fellow camper as she battles her weight and her perceptions of food and exercise."
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Fat Cat
10.  Fat Cat by Robin Brande
The list author says:
  "Overweight teenage Catherine embarks on a high school science project in which she must emulate the ways of hominims, the earliest ancestors of human beings, by eating an all-natural diet and foregoing technology."
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Go Figure
11.  Go Figure by Johanna Edwards
The list author says:
  "Ryan, an overweight seventeen-year-old girl, intends to make something of her senior year by taking up photography, which just might help her see herself in a whole different light."
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Squashed
12.  Squashed by Joan Bauer
The list author says:
  "Harassed by her dad to lose some weight, sixteen-year-old Ellie grows the town's biggest pumpkin, captures a boy's heart, and wins her father's approval--all without losing the 20 extra pounds."
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Dough Boy
13.  Dough Boy by Peter Marino
The list author says:
  "Overweight fifteen-year-old Tristan, who lives happily with his divorced mother and her boyfriend Frank, suddenly finds that he must deal with intensified criticism about his weight and other aspects of his life when Frank's popular but troubled, nutrition-obsessed daughter moves in."
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The Fat Boy Chronicles
14.  The Fat Boy Chronicles by Diana Lang
The list author says:
  "Overweight and bullied by his classmates, teenaged Jimmy Winterpock relates in his English class journal the life-changing events of his freshman year in high school."
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Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story
15.  Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story by Adam Rex
The list author says:
  "After being bitten by a vampire, not only is fifteen-year-old Doug doomed eternally to be fat, but now he must also save himself from the desperate host of a public-access-cable vampire-hunting television show that is on the verge of cancellation."
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Does This Book Make Me Look Fat?: Stories About Loving -- and Loathing -- Your Body
16.  Does This Book Make Me Look Fat?: Stories About Loving -- and Loathing -- Your Body by Marissa Walsh
The list author says:
  "This star-studded collection tackles a popular topic—body image—with humor, sensitivity, and creativity. All convey the importance of loving one’s self, regardless of one’s shape."
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Things You Either Hate or Love
17.  Things You Either Hate or Love by Brigid Lowry
The list author says:
  "A cynical, overweight, and lonely Australian teenager spends her summer vacation making lists, eating comfort foods, and trying to earn enough money to attend a big rock concert."
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Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have
18.  Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff
The list author says:
  "Fifteen-year-old Andrew Zansky, the second fattest student at his high school, joins the varsity football team to get the attention of a new girl on whom he has a crush."
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Myrtle of Willendorf
19.  Myrtle of Willendorf by Rebecca O'Connell
The list author says:
  "College sophomore Myrtle, a bright and artistic young woman with a fondness for junk food, experiences a kooky modern-day coming of age by way of the Goddess within."
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Flavor of the Week
20.  Flavor of the Week by Tucker Shaw
The list author says:
  "Overweight Cyril uses his talent for cooking to help his best friend woo the girl he likes in this humorous love triangle."
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Fat Chance
21.  Fat Chance by Leslea Newman
The list author says:
  "In a series of diary entries, thirteen-year-old Judi recounts her struggles to lose weight, hide her bulimia from her mother, find a boyfriend, and decide on a profession."
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Dreamrider
22.  Dreamrider by Barry Jonsberg
The list author says:
  "Harangued by his father about his weight and bullied in all the many schools he has attended, teenaged Michael finds some comfort in his ability to experience lucid dreaming but then starts to notice that the things that happen in his dreams are starting to occur in the real world as well."
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You Know Where to Find Me
23.  You Know Where to Find Me by Rachel Cohn
The list author says:
  "In the wake of her cousin's suicide, overweight and introverted seventeen-year-old Miles experiences significant changes in her relationships with her mother and father, her best friend Jamal and his family, and her cousin's father, while gaining insights about herself, both positive and negative."
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Get Well Soon
24.  Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern
The list author says:
  "When her parents confine her to a mental hospital, an overweight teenaged girl, who suffers from panic attacks, describes her experiences in a series of letters to a friend."
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Accidental Love
25.  Accidental Love by Gary Soto
The list author says:
  "After unexpectedly falling in love with a 'nerdy' boy, fourteen-year-old Marisa works to change her life by transferring to another school, altering some of her behavior, and losing weight."
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OCD, the Dude, and Me
26.  OCD, the Dude, and Me by Lauren Roedy Vaughn
The list author says:
  "With frizzy orange hair, a plus-sized body, sarcastic demeanor, and unique learning profile, Danielle Levine doesn't fit in even at her alternative high school. But when she meets Daniel, another social misfit who is obsessed with the cult classic film The Big Lebowski, Danielle's resolve to keep everyone at arm's length starts to crumble."
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Starstruck
27.  Starstruck by Cyn Balog
The list author says:
  "Sixteen-year-old Dough is surprised when her long-distance boyfriend returns to New Jersey after four years and still finds her beautiful, despite her seventy-pound weight gain, until Dough learns that he's a member of the Luminati--an ancient cult of astrologers who can manipulate the stars to improve their lives."
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Artichoke's Heart
28.  Artichoke's Heart by Suzanne Supplee
The list author says:
  "When she is almost sixteen years old, Rosemary decides she is sick of being overweight and feeling out of control, and as she slowly loses weight, she realizes that she is able to cope with her mother's cancer, having a boyfriend for the first time, and discovering that other people's lives are not as perfect as they seem from the outside."
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Plus
29.  Plus by Veronica Chambers
The list author says:
  "After being dumped by her boyfriend and gaining twenty-five pounds during her freshman year at Columbia University, Bee Wilson becomes a world-famous supermodel when a prestigious modeling agency hires her for its plus-size division."
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Secrets of Truth and Beauty
30.  Secrets of Truth and Beauty by Megan Frazer Blakemore
The list author says:
  "Dara Cohen, a junior pageant princess turned chubby teenager, reconnects with an estranged older sister whom her parents have disowned for mysterious reasons."
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Pretty Face
31.  Pretty Face by Mary Hogan
The list author says:
  "When an overweight high school student from Santa Monica spends the summer in Italy, she learns to relish life and understand the true meaning of beauty."
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The Parallel Universe of Liars (Readers Circle)
32.  The Parallel Universe of Liars (Readers Circle) by Kathleen Jeffrie Johnson
The list author says:
  "Surrounded by sexually unfaithful and physically beautiful adults, Robin, a fifteen-year-old fat girl, misses her best friend who has recently moved, gives in to an older neighbor's sexual advances, and doesn't recognize that a handsome black classmate likes her as she is."
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Life in the Fat Lane
33.  Life in the Fat Lane by Cherie Bennett
The list author says:
  "Sixteen-year-old Lara, winner of beauty pageants and Homecoming Queen, is distressed and bewildered when she starts inexplicably gaining weight and gradually becomes extremely overweight."
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One Fat Summer (Ursula Nordstrom Book)
34.  One Fat Summer (Ursula Nordstrom Book) by Robert Lipsyte
The list author says:
  "Overweight fourteen-year-old Bobby Marks experiences a turning point summer in which he learns to stand up for himself."
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Big Guy (Orca Soundings)
35.  Big Guy (Orca Soundings) by Robin H. Stevenson
The list author says:
  "Derek thinks he might be falling in love for the first time ever. The problem is, he hasn't been entirely honest with his online boyfriend."
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Fat Girls
36.  Fat Girls DVD ~ Ash Christian
The list author says:
  "In a small Texas town, Broadway geek Rodney and plus-sized Sabrina have loads in common. They dig who they are, they don't care what other high-schoolers think, and they're both hunting for the perfect guy. But when they find their hunky dream dates, will they have the courage to strut their forbidden love at the Graduation Dance?"
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Real Women Have Curves
37.  Real Women Have Curves DVD ~ America Ferrera
The list author says:
  "Should she leave home, go to college and experience life? Or stay home, get married, and keep working in her sister's struggling garment factory? It may seem an easy decision, but for eighteen-year-old Ana, every choice she makes this summer will change her life."
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Huge: The Complete Series
38.  Huge: The Complete Series DVD ~ Nikki Blonsky
The list author says:
  "When Willamena Rader arrived at Camp Victory, the absolute last thing the sarcastic, overweight teen thought she'd find was herself."
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Angus [VHS]
39.  Angus [VHS] VHS Charlie Talbert
The list author says:
  "High school freshman Angus is the class fat-boy, an object of scorn and derision. Despite his portly demeanor, Angus is on the football team and has a secret crush on cheerleader Melissa, who unfortunately belongs to the school's ace quarterback Rick, the one who is the cruelest of all to poor Angus."
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Fat: A Love Story
40.  Fat: A Love Story by Barbara Wersba
The list author says:
  "During the summer she is sixteen, overweight Rita Formica falls in love with the most beautiful young man she's ever seen and is determined to win him at all costs."
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