From School Library Journal
Gail Richmond, San Diego Unified Schools, CA
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
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As you can predict based on the title, the main character is a whiny, insecure, overweight girl who spends the entire book feeling sorry for herself and ashamed of her body. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Willow1190
I read this book for the first time when I was 14, just a year after it came out. I loved it then. I just re-read it 11 years later and it resonated with me on a whole new level. Read morePublished 2 months ago
I absolutely loved this book! It reminds me EXACTLY, to a T, of my own confidence struggles!! I honestly will love this book forever after today! I picked it up and couldn't stop! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sarah
this is my 2nd reading of this book. i first read it with now 16 yr old daughter and just read it again with my 13 yo. Read morePublished 3 months ago by deedee
I liked so me things in the book but on thing really got me; how Virginia was shaming Brie or whatever her name for be anorexic. Read morePublished 3 months ago by person
It book embodied all the difficulties of an overweight teen girl. U can see all the different ways girls deal with the criticism of modern day society.Published 8 months ago by Serena Engle
Got this some years ago just because of the title and feel I was well rewarded -- exactly the kind of thing I was hoping for.Published 9 months ago by Earle Bowers
I thought this book had a lot going for it - a realistic depiction of parents not really listening to their kids or seeing them as individuals rather than possessions. Read morePublished 9 months ago by KHH1138
I just finished this and it was one of the best YA books I've ever read! If I were director/producer I'd look into making it a television. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Paula Harvey