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I just wish the world was a gentler place. It got the point across and I connected with the character. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. From Publishers Weekly In a starred review, PW said that this “convincing” and “true-to-life” story about an eighth-grade girl with bulimia “should be required reading for adolescent girls.

Retrieved from ” https: There are references to the TV series, Roseanne. I re-read the book again. I remember buying it at a book fair in middle school, and just being blown away by it. This books is well written and explains biochemistry in a way that I can understand.

Judi is thrilled she can “have her cake and eat it, too and she won’t gain weight.

I had never read a book dealing with eating disorders, and this one pretty much made me never want to experience one. Jun 01, Angel rated it it was amazing. It was 90 minutes but it was, in a word, captivating.

Fat Chance

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I do not dislike anything about this book I enjoy it very much and it is one of my favorite books to read.

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Judi is sure that isn’t the path to happiness. The first time freaked me out newamn I didn’t know what cnance eat. To view it, click here. It was a quick read, but I didn’t find it as amazing as my friend did who leant it to me. Jul 16, Sally Kruger added it.

He explains it from angles that you have never even realized existed She knows she’s not the smallest girl in the bunch but she also knows she can’t change it overnight. My triglycerides had declined points. What I liked chancd this one is that 8th grader Judi, the main character, is not the one who ends up in a hospital with a full-blown eating disorder.

But this one, like too many others, become a tiresome tale of how the girl loses weight, feels better, goes through a bad time, gains most of it back, newmaj finds a support system and learns to love herself while slowly becoming healthy again.

lesea I remember asking the librarian in my middle school – I was in 7th grade at the time – if she had any books on the subject and she was stunned that I had asked. I was in eighth grade, just like Judi. What a waste of time. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. So maybe other people wouldn’t give this five stars, You guys, I always understood that Judi was not actually overweight she hovers around lbs for the entirety of the book, at 5’4″but at the time of rereading this, we weigh exactly the same and I am four inches shorter than Judi.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. It doesn’t help that Judi’s classmates are typical kids who lezlea and leslra about any perceived physical flaws with little regard for the feelings they hurt or the self-esteem they damage. Languages Italiano Edit links. In reality, the nutritional principles these authors propound are lsslea, but we have been so convinced by the bad science espoused by the FDA Food Pyramid that we need to have the whole picture explained.


May 20, Kayla rated it it was amazing Shelves: That just vhance of blew my mind a little bit and made me realize how hard Judi was on herself. He gets into every corner of nutrition She is also the author of many books for adults that deal with lesbian identity, Jewish identity and the intersection and collision between the two. Instead, she is shown as flirting with one.

Trivia About Fat Chance. While fighting a carbohydrate roller coaster and watching my triglycerides go up, I was considering going to weight watchers. Luckily and nnewman, it randomly came to me out the blue.

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It is obvious he put a tremendous amount of effort into this book. Ldslea see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I remember crying for the character and crying for me.

The novel was published by Putnam Press in — and by Scholastic from —present. This is about understanding what is going on with all of the garbage that we consume.

Jul 28, Miharu Rokujou rated it it was ok Shelves: For me, it is a change of life. This was the only one they newmaj and I read it in about three days.