27. June 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Leslie, Teen Books

Skinny by Donna Cooner, 260 pages, read by Leslie, on 06/07/2013

Skinny

After undergoing gastric-bypass surgery, a self-loathing, obese teenaged girl loses weight and makes the brave decision to start participating in high school life, including pursuing her dream of becoming a singer and finding love.

Ever is 15 and fat, not that she has always been overweight, but now she lets it rule her life.  Her mother has died, her father remarries and although her stepmother tries to befriend her, Ever imagines that she could never find anything about her stepmother and stepsisters that would make them comfortable with each other.  In order to make her father happy, or so she imagines, she undergoes surgery and not only does she lose weight, but she gains more than she ever imagined she could.  I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone, skinny or not.

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