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While fighting a carbohydrate roller coaster and watching my triglycerides go up, I was considering going to weight watchers.

My blood pressure had dropped thirty points. Now she can eat enough to keep her mother from nagging and lose weight at the same time. I was then fortunate to find out that he was coming out with a book at the end of December. Does he like her back or was it just a filthy prank played on her by Tommy Aristo? There’s a problem loading this menu right now. He teaches you all about food labels and let me tell you, it is an education.

A fairly average young adult novel written in the style of an 8th grader’s diary.

To view it, click here. Oct 14, Taylor rated it it was amazing.

I have recommended this book to every patient I’m an Optometrist that is Diabetic or pre-diabetic or overweight, pretty much everyone. Publishers Weekly starred its review, stating that “Judi’s convincing voice and true-to-life experiences add up to a compelling, thought-provoking narrative In addition to being an author, Ms.


This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. It leslsa 90 minutes but it was, in a word, captivating.

As an eighth grader, Judi dreams of having a boyfriend and going on exciting dates, but she is convinced that can only happen if she loses weight. Instead of this book helping me to realize my disordered way of thinking and eating, I found that it gave me more ideas on how to hide my symptoms from friends and family.

Since starting to read YA books, I never chane how many stories there are about bulimic girls. She knows she’s not the smallest girl in the bunch but she also knows she can’t change it overnight. Jun 17, Andrea Holladay-Bachman rated it really liked it Shelves: Front cover of novel. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. I read it almost every year because it has many other good qualities, besides handling such a weighty topic no newmn intended–that’s for you, Judi. Published August 8th by Puffin first published Product details Age Range: I recommend this book to everyone because I think it explains you pretty well how chahce kids feel at this point of their life.

There are references to the TV series, Roseanne. Paperbackpages.

Fat Chance

When I read that book, I told everyone about it and the school librarian told a lot of kids came asking for it. 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. It was just okay. On the third read I took notes. I remember buying it at a book fair in middle school, and just being blown away by it. Before long, Chancw life spins out of control and her obsession with food, calories, an Judi Liebowitz thinks she’s fat.


After 2 months, I no longer even want high-sugar snacks. For me, it is a change of life. The answer to all her problems seems to appear the day she stumbles across popular girl and future model, Nancy Pratt, vomiting in the restroom.

But this one, leslwa 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, then finds a support system and learns to love herself while fst becoming healthy again.

The book covers everything. Nine of her books have been Lambda Literary Newmman finalists. It will win no Pulitzers, no Nobels.

Usually I love weight loss novels – or at least the idea of them. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. So when Judi becomes friendly with pencil-thin, glamorous Nancy Pratt, she learns Nancy’s secret and joins her in the secret binge-and-purge cycles of bulimia. I’m not going to lie, I don’t remember the quality of the writing or character develop, but over ten years after I read it I remember it’s impact on me, so I think that says something.

Jul 16, Sally Kruger added it.