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Skinny

Cooner, Donna D. (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Hopeless. Freak. Elephant. Pitiful. These are the words of Skinny, the vicious voice that lives inside fifteen-year-old Ever Davies's head. Skinny tells Ever all the dark thoughts her classmates have about her. Ever knows she weighs over three hundred pounds, knows she'll probably never be loved, and Skinny makes sure she never forgets it.
Authors: Cooner, Donna D. (Donna Danell)
Title: Skinny
Publisher: New York : Point, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 260 p. :,charts ;,22 cm.
Summary: Hopeless. Freak. Elephant. Pitiful. These are the words of Skinny, the vicious voice that lives inside fifteen-year-old Ever Davies's head. Skinny tells Ever all the dark thoughts her classmates have about her. Ever knows she weighs over three hundred pounds, knows she'll probably never be loved, and Skinny makes sure she never forgets it.
Audience: 670
ISBN: 9780545427630
0545427630
Statement of Responsibility: Donna Cooner
Subject Headings: Obesity Juvenile fiction. Gastric bypass Juvenile fiction. Weight loss Juvenile fiction. Self-acceptance Juvenile fiction. Teenage girls Juvenile fiction. Singing Juvenile fiction. High schools Juvenile fiction. Obesity Fiction. Weight control Fiction. Gastric bypass Fiction. Self-acceptance Fiction. Singing Fiction. Love Fiction. High schools Fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Obesity
Gastric bypass
Weight loss
Self-acceptance
Teenage girls
Singing
High schools
Obesity
Weight control
Gastric bypass
Self-acceptance
Singing
Love
High schools
LCCN: 2011047419
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Jun 30, 2014
  • MapleValleyLibraryTeens rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

How would people act towards you if you started rapidly dropping weight? How would you feel about yourself? This book is for anyone who has a little voice in their head that says naggy, negative things about themselves! A story about a real life issue, with a little bit of romance (just enough!).

Jun 13, 2014
  • livieb17 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Good book that faces many issues that girls face in the society where 'you are made to be perfect'

Jun 20, 2013
  • tessabanessa rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I read this book for the message, which is one I thought I would enjoy hearing. Unfortunately I should have known that this genre is just not for me. I don't deal with real-life books well. They make me cry - and I hate crying. Despite the heart-wrenching middle, I still loved the ending of this book. It had a beautiful moral and was perfectly written, and that's why I gave it four stars. I don't think I've ever liked a book from this genre as much as I loved this one.

Jun 11, 2013
  • RainbowMunchkin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love this book. It has so much value. This book and he character Ever have inspired me to not gain weight and loose some weight. Its just a phenomenal novel. I will always remember and love this book.

May 24, 2013
  • RainbowGoldfish rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This was the best book I have ever read. It was sad in the beginning but got less sad towards the end.

This was a really good book but it needed some more thought and attention. Ever is a great thought-of character but everything is not in detail. The concept and self-esteem learning is great, though.

Dec 30, 2012
  • Kristen Merke rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

If Ever isn't the WHINIEST book character ever, I don't know who is. The message behind the novel gets lost in her petty teenage ways. I was driven to the point of frustration, where I wanted to stop reading the book. It's a predictable teen novel, and if you're into that you'll love it.

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Feb 19, 2014
  • nolanj rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

nolanj thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 99

Jun 20, 2013
  • tessabanessa rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

tessabanessa thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Jun 11, 2013
  • RainbowMunchkin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

RainbowMunchkin thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Dec 30, 2012
  • Kristen Merke rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Kristen Merke thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Jun 11, 2013
  • RainbowMunchkin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Ever is the main character who has fallen into depression ever since her mother died. She has gained weight and there is this voice inside of her that tells here what people think about her. With her friends help and gastric-bypass surgery she is trying to loose weight. She has to overcome some obstacles to reach her dream. The book has irony in it but i won't ay what it is you just have to read it yourself to find out.

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Jun 11, 2013
  • RainbowMunchkin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Other: There are some words that can affect people if you are bullied because you were overweight.

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Jun 11, 2013
  • RainbowMunchkin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Because you are and have always been, beautiful." ( pg. 252)

Jun 11, 2013
  • RainbowMunchkin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

" I followed the voice you gave me but now i gotta find, my own..."(pg.247)

Jun 11, 2013
  • RainbowMunchkin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"She is me. But not me. I blink to clear my eyes, but the image doesn't focus."(pg.223)

Jun 11, 2013
  • RainbowMunchkin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Stop it."(pg.223)

Jun 11, 2013
  • RainbowMunchkin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"every hunter knows you have tto kill something when it is wounded. Its just a question of how deep the wound goes before it's put out of its misery. There's a point when he realizes the poor thing is so wounded it can no longer be fixed."( pg. 48 )

Jun 11, 2013
  • RainbowMunchkin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"You can paint a pig, but it's still a pig."(pg.9)

Jun 11, 2013
  • RainbowMunchkin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

" I know what they think because she whispers their thoughts into my ear. I can hear them. Clearly. Constantly.'if i ever look like that, just kill me.' Her name is Skinny."

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