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Big fat manifesto / Susan Vaught.

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  • ISBN: 9781599905068 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 159990506X (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (308 pages)
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury : 2008.

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Summary, etc.: Overweight, self-assured, high school senior Jamie Carcaterra writes in the school newspaper about her own attitude to being fat, her boyfriend's bariatric surgery, and her struggles to be taken seriously in a very thin world.
Target Audience Note: 800 Lexile.
Subject: Overweight persons > Juvenile fiction.
Self-confidence > Juvenile fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Juvenile fiction.
Prejudices > Juvenile fiction.
High schools > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Overweight persons > Fiction.
Self-confidence > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Prejudices > Fiction.
High schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.
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  • Baker & Taylor
    Overweight, self-assured, high school senior Jamie Carcaterra writes in the school newspaper about her own attitude to being fat, her boyfriend's bariatric surgery, and her struggles to be taken seriously in a very thin world.
  • Bloomsbury
    Jamie is a senior in high school and, like so many kids in that year, doing too much-including trying to change the world-and fighting for her rights as a very fat girl.
  • Bloomsbury USA
    Jamie is a senior in high school and, like so many kids in that year, doing too much-including trying to change the world-and fighting for her rights as a very fat girl. And not quietly: she's writing a column every week in the paper with her thoughts and fears and gripes. As her column raises all kinds of questions, so too, must she find her own private way in her world, with love popping up in an unexpected place, and satisfaction in her size losing ground to real frustration. Tapping into her own experience losing weight, her training as a psychotherapist, and the current fascination in the media for teens who are trying drastic weight-loss measures including surgery, Susan Vaught's searing and hilarious prose will grip readers of all sizes, leaving them eager to hear more.

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