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Random House Childrens Books, Oct 1, 1994 - Country life - 194 pages
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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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User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

What a fun book! A cute, quirky little novel about a girl who's three main wishes are: 1. Grow the biggest pumpkin and beat her rival. 2. Lose weight. 3. Gain the affection of corn grower Wes. With ... Read full review

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User Review  - Anna - Goodreads

Squashed is a simple little story about a girl who loves growing. It's definitely targeted towards a younger audience, but holds up for an older audience. It holds great messages about motivation and ... Read full review


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Joan Bauer is the criticallyacclaimed author of numerous young adult novels, including "Best Foot Forward," "Rules of the Road" (recipient of the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize) and Newbery Honor-winner Hope Was Here. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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