The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big, Round Things
An overweight teen is sure that she’s the weakest link in her high-powered family - until her handsome, athletic, star-student brother has a shocking fall from grace.
Fifteen-year-old Virginia Shreves has a larger-than-average body and a plus-size inferiority complex. She lives on the Web, snarfs junk food, and follows the "Fat Girl Code of Conduct." Her stuttering best friend has just moved to Walla Walla (of all places). Her new companion, Froggy Welsh the Fourth (real name), has just succeeded in getting his hand up her shirt, and she lives in fear that he’ll look underneath. Then there are the other Shreves: Mom, the successful psychologist and exercise fiend; Dad, a top executive who ogles thin women on TV; and older siblings Ana´s and rugby god Byron, both of them slim and brilliant. Delete Virginia, and the Shreves would be a picture-perfect family. Or so she’s convinced. And then a shocking phone call changes everything.
With irreverent humor, insight, and surprising gravity, Carolyn Mackler creates an endearingly blunt heroine whose story will speak to every teen who struggles with family expectations - and serve as a welcome reminder that the most impressive achievement is to be true to yourself.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing
So I actually read this entire book on my 6.5 hour flight to Madrid over two weeks ago. Due to limited internet time I am just reviewing it now. Virginia feels like the imperfect link in a perfect ... Read full review
Review: The Earth, My Butt and Other Big Round ThingsUser Review - 火煉 - aNobii
"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” ”I think it means that everything’s connected. Or maybe that no single incident stands by itself ... Read full review