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“Jamie is a great character! I figured I would enjoy the book, just based on the title, but it was also informative - I knew very little about weight loss surgery and the risks before this. I found myself cheering Jamie on as she struggled to make the right decisions and find her way through the...”see full review » see other reviews »
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“I got really tired of the main character refusing to accept that people were trying to help by trying to get her and her friend to lose weight. It's just healthier, period. It seemed whiney.”see full review » see other reviews »
“First Comment, Nov 27th, 2013. I'm on page 104.
At this point, I'm loving this book. It's so intriguing and it's one of those books where when i pick it up, it's hard for me to put it back down. I guess the reason why i really like this book is probably because i can make a huge connection with the main character, Jamie. She writes in her school paper, which i don't do, but her column is called "Fat Girl" and it's about her, and all the other Fat Girls out there. It's a column that spreads the word that "fat girls" don't need to be medicaly named like, "obese," or "overweight," instead, they should be known for what they are. And she helps these girls that are a little chubby to overcome these feelings of insecurities. Or maybe it's just because the book is so funny! I haven't read a book that's made laugh this much in a while! I love this book. ”
“This book is about a high school senior, Jamie, who is struggling with her weight. She decides to write a column for the school paper talking about her struggles in life and how she is trying to balance too much. With high school coming to an end, she must figure out what she wants to do, while trying to lost weight and answer so many questions that have popped up among her and her fellow classmates while writing the column in the paper. It teaches students how to balance the chaos of graduating high school and trying to move on with life at the same time. #contemporaryrealisticfiction”Jillian Bush wrote this review Monday, March 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“My favorite quote from this book is, "I'm still a person." The main character, Jamie, makes this statement because being a self-declared "fat girl" who has suffered the biases of others towards fat people all her life doesn't mean she is a "nobody". Much of the story centers around Jamie trying to demonstrate, through her writing in her high school newspaper column, the predjudice overweight people must endure on a daily basis. She hopes that her thought-provoking writing will win her a scholarship to a prestigious college. However, when Jamie's boyfriend decides to have bariatric surgery to reduce his size and get healthy, Jamie is forced to really look at herself and ask herself if she is truly happy as a fat girl. Mrs. N.”Ms. O wrote this review Monday, April 9, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Loved it!”Starr wrote this review Monday, February 20, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Honestly, I was really annoyed from the main character. She kind of ruined the whole book for me...I felt the book was very amateurishly written, and I wouldn't recommend it. ”Lindsey C: wrote this review Monday, July 4, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book was very very good. It was one of those books that really make you think. And the people who SHOULD read this book, most likely won't.”:] Tina Salvatore [: wrote this review Friday, June 24, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book really made me think about my personal views. It was very interesting.”Hannah P wrote this review Sunday, May 22, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I wasn't crazy about this young adults novel because the author's style was a little bit dry. I appreciate that the author attempted to address such an important issue as is teenage obesity but I'm not exactly clear whether I got the message right: If the novel's conclusion is that being morbidly obese in the age of sixteen is okay, then I strongly disagree (as much as I disapprove of obese people being insulted in public by staff in the mall). The main character seems to believe that because of so many people (and especially youth) is getting more and more obese each year, it should sort of become a norm to expand seats in the airplanes, to make fashion in sizes 18 and above, etc. - and if not, it's DISCRIMINATION.
How about to focus more on WHY exactly is that the nation seems to be going out of proportions and what could we do about it? Because being morbidly obese in teenage years (or any age, for that matter) is neither okay, not healthy; and making it a new norm is not going to help us any.”