Fat Girl Dances with Rocks

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Spinsters Ink, 1994 - Fiction - 179 pages
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It's the summer of drinking and driving, disco and diets, fake IDs and geology, and fat 17-year-old Char is wondering if she is animal, vegetable, or mineral. What does it mean when your best friend French-braids your hair, kisses you on the lips, and leaves town? Char gets a summer job in a nursing home, and meets people with bodies and abilities as various as the textures of the rocks her friend Felice collects. Fat Girl Dances with Rocks is a novel about the many shapes of beauty: the fold of a belly, the green swelling of seedlings, the sharp edges of granite, obsidian, and flint. Fat Girl Dances with Rocks is a coming of age story. It is a coming out story, and for Char, it is a story of coming into her own body - all the way to the edges of her skin.

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User Review  - Amber - Goodreads

story of a queer teenager who is just starting to recognize and realize her emotions. She's also overweight and struggling with how she fits in the world in this way. lyrical writing, somewhat slow, but enjoyable. Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

A nice coming of age story. Good, quick read. Read full review


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