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Author: Julia Bell
"I'm fat," I hear myself saying. I look in the mirror. My face has gone hot and red; I feel like I'm going to explode. "I'm fat." It sizzles under my skin, puffing me up, pushing me out, making me massive.Weight has always been a big issue in Carmen's life. How could it not? Her mom is obsessed with the idea that thin equals beautiful, thin equa...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781416902072
ISBN-10: 1416902074
Publication Date: 12/27/2005
Pages: 272
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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reviewed Massive on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This book was okay. I bought it on impulse and thought it was a rather dull read. Kept hoping that it would pick up at the end. Maybe someone else would like it better than I did.
halie2157 avatar reviewed Massive on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I enjoyed this book, but it was slow. very slow. i liked the overall idea the book had, just it didnt go fast enough.
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Helpful Score: 1
The book is categorized under fiction, & I do hope that is the case & that it is not semi-biographical. The mother in the book sickened me---in fact when reading this book it constantly brought back to mind Julie Gregory's "Sickened: The Memoir of a Munchausen by Proxy Childhood" (which is sadly, an actual memoir).
It is bad enough to set such a poor example to a child, but to inflict the same on them by means of verbal abuse is inexcusable.
The book seems to end in an odd way until one contemplates the symbolism of it.
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It was an interesting look into one girl's slide into an eating disorder.


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