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Magan: Skinny by Donna Cooner

Skinny by Donna Cooner Publication Date: October 1, 2012 Publisher: Point Pages: 272 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: gastric bypass surgery, body image issues, broadway, weight loss Recommended by: Anna at Anna Reads Format read: ARC from ALA (Thanks!) Summary: Fifteen year old Ever is obese. She chooses to undergo gastric bypass surgery, with the support of […]

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November 3, 2014 - 5:04 pm

Hillary Merriweather - I am so thankful to have read this book. I bought this book awhile ago but I am reading it again for the millionth time (i guess you could say) and i will continue to read it. I can relate to Ever Davies in so many ways and by reading this book, it helped me accomplish so many things. I no longer look at my life the same way. Thanks Donna Cooner for writing an AMAZING book.

October 22, 2014 - 8:00 am

YA Book Review: Can't Look Away by Donna Cooner - […] exactly two years ago, I raved about Donna Cooner’s Skinny, a book about a girl who undergoes gastric bypass surgery and deals with insecurities and body […]

November 8, 2012 - 8:04 pm

Kelly - It’s not just about a number decreasing on the scale but also the belief that we are good enough, that we’re worth it… that we’re beautiful.

This!

Like Asheley, I was worried about reading this one because the issues it covered seemed quite heavy, especially if not handled well. But it sounds like Skinny is worth the read! Thanks for a great review 🙂

November 7, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - Magan. Fantastic review. Just brilliant.
Before now, I hadn’t even considered reading this because it seemed to issues-heavy for me. But you make me want to throw stuff down and pick this up. That is so big for me because I’m still trying to adjust to the issues contemps. BRAVO, gal!

November 7, 2012 - 1:39 pm

Cynthia - Sounds like this one would appeal to most of us. I know I’ve struggled with that same voice inside me and how it affected my social life when I was younger. Sounds like a great book, I hadn’t heard of it but will definitely go on my list.

November 7, 2012 - 10:21 am

Elizabeth @ The Back-Porch Reader - This sounds SO good. It’s been on my list for awhile now. Great review!

November 7, 2012 - 10:03 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Oh, oh, oh, but this book sounds SO GOOD. I love how it tackles an issue that affects all sorts of people, and how it appears to make it clear to the reader how difficult or how intense the struggle can be. Great review M!

November 7, 2012 - 8:04 am

Anna - THIS! xo

Estelle: Saving Ruth by Zoe Fishman

Saving Ruth by Zoe Fishman Publication Date: May 1, 2012 Publisher: William Morrow Pages: 304 Target audience: Adult fiction Keywords: eating disorder, college student, racial prejudices, summer How I found out about it: A pick for Big Kids’ Table Summary: Ruth is back in the south, on her first summer break since leaving for college in […]

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August 25, 2012 - 11:03 pm

Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile - Wow, this is my first time hearing about this book and I am really glad I got to. College life vs a summer at home are two sides of the same coin and I’d love to read Ruth’s story.

Great review!

Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

August 21, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Tara - Yep, this is going on the TBR list immediately. I love books set in that 18-22 age group because it’s such an odd time in one’s life. I remember going back home after that first year of college and counting down the days until I could go back!

August 19, 2012 - 10:42 am

Mary @ My Sisters Bookshelf - I don’t know when the last time I guessed wrong in a book was. Oh wait, Ready Player One threw me for several loops. But on that statement alone I’m interested!

August 19, 2012 - 12:16 am

Estelle: Shelve It from Rather Be Reading Blog (8/19/2012) - […] Saving Ruth by Zoe Fishman (adult fiction) Books set in our hometown (kind of) Speechless by Hannah Harrington (upcoming YA fiction) City of Women by David Gillham (adult historical fiction) Travel tales goodness: […]

August 18, 2012 - 8:00 pm

Kristen - Adding this to my TBR list. I am endlessly fascinated by family dynamics. Throw in the mystery with Peter, the eating disorder and a hint of a romance? Um, please and thank you! 🙂

August 17, 2012 - 10:56 pm

VeganYANerds - I recognised the cover from your Big Kids post right away and I’m really glad it lived up to such a lovely cover.

I agree that does sound like YA or NA/mature YA and I definitely want to read it. I need to know about Peter, I wonder if I’ll guess the same as you did (I’ll be sure to ask when I finally read this!)

Great review, hun!

August 17, 2012 - 10:55 pm

elena - This sounds like an amazing book! I’m strangely fascinated by eating disorders so have Ruth be self-aware of it interests me. The relationship with her brother sounds really interesting and the prejudices thing sounds foreboding. Wonderful review, Estelle!

August 17, 2012 - 3:54 pm

Annette - Really enjoyed your review. I like the romance isn’t “bigger than it ought to be.” You have me wondering about David, too. Gonna have to put this on “the list.” Thanks!

August 17, 2012 - 10:19 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - I really want to read this book. It sounds absolutely amazing story-wise, for one thing, and I’m interested to learn more about these characters. Eating disorder stories are always a bit tricky, but from what you’ve said, I feel like it’s handled in an intelligent, interesting manner.