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Penguin, Jun 12, 2008 - Young Adult Fiction - 256 pages
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An unforgettable debut novel about the way we look at others, and the way we see ourselves.

Meghan Ball is both the most visible and the most invisible person in school. Her massive size is impossible to ignore, yet people freely spill their secrets in front of her, perhaps because they think she isn?t listening. But she is. Now her attention has turned to a new girl: Aimee Zorn, with her stick-figure body and defiant attitude. Meghan is determined to befriend Aimee, and when she ultimately succeeds, the two join forces to take down their shared enemy.

This provocative story explores the ways in which girls use food and their bodies to say what they cannot: I?m lonely.


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I am not sure what made me dislike this book so much. There were aspects of it that I did like. The descriptions and I felt that the author did a good job making me feel sick to my stomach when ... Read full review

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I don't know about this one...it had a lot of promise but it fell short. I found myself getting bored at parts and I don't really think the characters were fully developed by the ending. It wasn't ... Read full review

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Madeleine George is an award-winning playwright and a founding member of the playwriting collective 13P. She is also the director of the Bard College satellite campus at Bayview Women’s Correctional Facility in Manhattan. Ms. George lives in New York City.