Humor, agriculture and young love all come together in Joan Bauer's first novel, set in rural Iowa. Sixteen-year-old Ellie Morgan's life would be almost perfect if she could just get her potentially prize-winning pumpkin to put on about 200 more pounds--and if she could take off 20 herself... in hopes of attracting Wes, the new boy in town.
Ninth Annual Delacorte Press Prize for an Outstanding First Young Adult Novel.
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good story, but most of the book is boring. The last 2 out of five hours is better and more action packed. About a girl who tries to grow a really big pumpkin while loosing weight. A nice boy incourages her too.
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4 stars is "really liked it" so I stuck with 3. I did like it but it took some getting into. I enjoyed the story but it was clearly YA fiction. Maybe it was just the wrong book for me to read at the ... Read full review