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Fifteen-year-old Virginia Shreves has a larger-than-average body and a plus-size inferiority complex, especially when she compares herself to her slim, brilliant, picture-perfect family. But that's before a shocking phone call — and a horrifying allegation — about her rugby-star brother changes everything. With irreverent humor and surprising gravity, Carolyn Mackler creates an endearingly blunt heroine who speaks to every teen who struggles with family expectations, and proves that the most impressive achievement is to be true to yourself.

Review:

"A 'chubby' New York City teen faces pressures from her family to get thin, and her brother is suspended from college on charges of date rape. 'The heroine's transformation into someone who finds her own style and speaks her own mind is believable — and worthy of applause,' according to PW. Ages 14-up. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"Mackler has created in Virginia such a believable, funny-voiced, deeply pained character that readers will be rooting for her every step of the way, and cheering through their tears at her new-found strength and dignity in asserting herself against her well-meaning but overbearing family." Children's Literature

Review:

"[T]his novel is a required purchase for public library young adult collections. The occasional use of strong language and a few mild sexual allusions are appropriate and well done." VOYA

Review:

"Funny, touching, and very real, Mackler depicts both the trials and triumphs of adolescence when, like Virginia,we search for, and hopefully find, ourselves." KLIATT

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"Virginia's story will interest readers who are looking for one more book with teen angst, a bit of romance, and a kid who is a bit like them or their friends." School Library Journal

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"An easy read with substance and spirit." Kirkus Reviews

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"The heroines transformation into someone who finds her own style and speaks her own mind is believable — and worthy of applause." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Fifteen-year-old Virginia Shreves has a larger-than-average body and a plus-size inferiority complex, especially when she compares herself to her slim, brilliant, picture-perfect family. But thats before a shocking phone call — and a horrifying allegation — about her rugby-star brother changes everything. With irreverent humor and surprising gravity, Carolyn Mackler creates an endearingly blunt heroine who speaks to every teen who struggles with family expectations, and proves that the most impressive achievement is to be true to yourself.

About the Author

Carolyn Mackler is the author of the acclaimed young adult novel Love and Other Four-Letter Words, which was an American Library Association Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers and an International Reading Association Young Adult Choice.

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alefamilyhistory, December 10, 2009 (view all comments by alefamilyhistory)
I believe that this is a wonderful book for teens. The occasional profanity is typical in most middle and high schools, and this book teaches many life lessons. Kids need to learn to be confident and strong in a world that tells them otherwise, and this book communicates this message very effectively. Shallow evaluations and restricting censorship by a parent are the worst things a parent can try to do for their child. Kids must be free to form their own conclusions and learn to evaluate this world for themselves.
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kaills, February 25, 2009 (view all comments by kaills)
From a parents perspective-after reviewing the book my daughter brought home, I decided not to let her read it. I found graphic sexual content and profane language in parts of the book. I was shocked to find out this book was in her school library. I have contacted the school board and started the review process to remove this book and others like it from the school libraries. The content of this book is for more mature, young adult, readers. I do not find it is appropriate for teens.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763620912
Author:
Mackler, Carolyn
Publisher:
Candlewick
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Social Situations - Dating & Sex
Subject:
Family problems
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Social Issues - Dating & Sex
Subject:
Situations / Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
ya;fiction;body image;young adult;family;date rape;teen;high school;friendship;realistic fiction;humor;rape;weight;coming of age;printz honor;self-esteem;chick lit;romance;relationships;self image;teen fiction;fat;printz;contemporary;eating disorders;new
Subject:
ya;fiction;body image;young adult;family;date rape;teen;high school;friendship;realistic fiction;humor;rape;weight;coming of age;printz honor;self-esteem;chick lit;romance;relationships;self image;teen fiction;fat;printz;contemporary;eating disorders;new
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050614
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1-COLOR
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.34x5.56x.69 in. .61 lbs.
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 256 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763620912 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "A 'chubby' New York City teen faces pressures from her family to get thin, and her brother is suspended from college on charges of date rape. 'The heroine's transformation into someone who finds her own style and speaks her own mind is believable — and worthy of applause,' according to PW. Ages 14-up. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Mackler has created in Virginia such a believable, funny-voiced, deeply pained character that readers will be rooting for her every step of the way, and cheering through their tears at her new-found strength and dignity in asserting herself against her well-meaning but overbearing family."
"Review" by , "[T]his novel is a required purchase for public library young adult collections. The occasional use of strong language and a few mild sexual allusions are appropriate and well done."
"Review" by , "Funny, touching, and very real, Mackler depicts both the trials and triumphs of adolescence when, like Virginia,we search for, and hopefully find, ourselves."
"Review" by , "Virginia's story will interest readers who are looking for one more book with teen angst, a bit of romance, and a kid who is a bit like them or their friends."
"Review" by , "An easy read with substance and spirit."
"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , "The heroines transformation into someone who finds her own style and speaks her own mind is believable — and worthy of applause." — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Fifteen-year-old Virginia Shreves has a larger-than-average body and a plus-size inferiority complex, especially when she compares herself to her slim, brilliant, picture-perfect family. But thats before a shocking phone call — and a horrifying allegation — about her rugby-star brother changes everything. With irreverent humor and surprising gravity, Carolyn Mackler creates an endearingly blunt heroine who speaks to every teen who struggles with family expectations, and proves that the most impressive achievement is to be true to yourself.

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