The earth, my butt, and other big, round things

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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#65533;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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9781681197982
9780763619589
9780763620912
9780763654320
9780763659790
Reading Level:
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Level 5.3, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
790L
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series Earth my butt and other big round things
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subject_facet Assertiveness (Psychology) -- Fiction, Family problems -- Fiction, High schools -- Fiction, Michael L. Printz Honor book -- 2004, New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction, Overweight teenagers -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Self-perception -- Fiction, Weight control -- Fiction
title_display The earth, my butt, and other big, round things
title_full The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things, The earth, my butt, and other big round things / Carolyn Mackler, The earth, my butt, and other big, round things / Carolyn Mackler
title_short The earth, my butt, and other big, round things
title_sub
topic_facet Assertiveness (Psychology), Family problems, High schools, Humor (Fiction), Michael L. Printz Honor book, Overweight teenagers, Schools, Self-perception, Weight control, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature