Skinny

Skinny

By: Cooner, Donna

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pp 260 Scholastic 2012 Paperback; Light wear to edges of cover. In this novel, Cooner fictionalizes her experiences with extreme-weight-loss surgery. Ever Davies, 15, thinks she would be perfect for the part of Cinderella in her high school musical. She can sing, she knows what it's like to have a stepmother and stepsisters at home, and most people tend to ignore her since she weighs more than 300 pounds. Even Jackson, a childhood friend and now a hunk, looks right through her. Food has been a comfort since her mother died; however, her weight is becoming a serious health issue. And Skinny, the little voice in her head, keeps up a running commentary about Ever's weight and total incompetence. Despite her concerns about the risks of surgery, Ever finally undergoes gastric bypass. Her geeky friend, Rat, stands by her throughout the process, helping her chart her progress with pounds lost and pertinent songs. As she loses weight, Ever learns about the people around her-her stepsister Briella, who uses shopping to soothe herself when her dad ignores her; her new friend, Whitney; and even Rat, who might be Prince Charming in disguise. She forces herself to enroll in drama class to qualify for the musical and finds that she enjoys it. And as she becomes more confident, she realizes that Skinny's voice isn't as loud as it once was. The surgery is discussed in detail; readers can see this isn't a quick, easy solution, and that Ever's problems don't magically go away. This story will appeal to girls who struggle with doubts and fears, whether dealing with weight issues, loneliness, or lack of popularity.Ever Davies, 15, thinks she would be perfect for the part of Cinderella in her high school musical. She can sing, she knows what it's like to have a stepmother and stepsisters at home, and most people tend to ignore her since she weighs more than 300 pounds. Food has been a comfort since her mother died; however, her weight is becoming a serious health issue. And Skinny, the little voice in her head, keeps up a running commentary about Ever's weight and total incompetence. Despite her concerns about the risks of surgery, Ever finally undergoes gastric bypass. As she loses weight, Ever learns about the people around her. She forces herself to enroll in drama class to qualify for the musical and finds that she enjoys it. The surgery is discussed in detail; readers can see this isn't a quick, easy solution, and that Ever's problems don't magically go away.

Title: Skinny

Author Name: Cooner, Donna

Categories: Teen & Young Adult Performing Arts Fiction,

Edition: 1st

Publisher: Scholastic: 2012

ISBN Number: 0545494613

ISBN Number 13: 9780545494618

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

Type: Paperback

Size: 5.1 x .8 x 7.8 inches

Seller ID: 934