Book Reviews of Fat Chance

Fat Chance
Fat Chance
Author: Leslea Newman
ISBN-13: 9780698114067
ISBN-10: 069811406X
Publication Date: 8/8/1996
Pages: 214
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
Book Type: Paperback
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Excellent book for preteens/teenagers about girl's struggle with bulimia. Both situations and character voices ring true.
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Good young adult book on bulimia and anorexia, the main character doesn't get too far into her ed before seeking help which gives the story a happy ending. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in image issues associated with younger girls (takes place when she is 12-13).
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interesting story told as a girl's diary. insightful as to how these things happen.
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When Judi become friendly with pencil-thin glamorous Nancy Pratt, she desperately tries to be like her-even if that means suffering Nancy's secret binge-and-purge cycles of bulimia......Weight for Judi is no longer just another typical eighth grade problem. It's a matter of life and death.
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In a witty, engaging style, & drawing on self-experince, Newman has written an in-depth portrait of a teen-ager's struggle with weight, popularity, & the choices one deals with at that age.
An excellent read full of delicious puns