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The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

AMAZING!!! READ!!!!

This book is wonderful. It keeps you interested and you never know what will happen next. Throughout the book it shows the struggles that an overwieght teenager overcomes. She has to deal with mean classmates, family drama, and her mother stressing her about her wieght....
This book is wonderful. It keeps you interested and you never know what will happen next. Throughout the book it shows the struggles that an overwieght teenager overcomes. She has to deal with mean classmates, family drama, and her mother stressing her about her wieght. This book is not really for anyone below the age of 12 years old. It has some interesting parts in it that are not appropriate. I love this book because i can relate to it. The Earth My Butt and Other Round Things really caught my eye, by the name of course. I was so glad that i picked it up. At times i couldnt put the book down. I really reccomend you to read this. It is an amazing book.

posted by AEFG on January 20, 2009

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5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

The earth, My butt and Other big Round things

The book, "the earth, my butt and other big round things was a captivating book that lures the reader in. An overweight girl named Ginny has some issues with finding herself during her sophomore year of high school. Ginny is forced to overcome many tough challenges invo...
The book, "the earth, my butt and other big round things was a captivating book that lures the reader in. An overweight girl named Ginny has some issues with finding herself during her sophomore year of high school. Ginny is forced to overcome many tough challenges involving her older brother, now a freshman in college, her weight issue, her sister out of the country and her absent parents constantly trying to push her to be something she is not. With her best friend in Washington, she feels like she is alone, so she resorts to her friend Froggy, who in his own ways makes her feel better every Monday. That soon ends, but her best friend has just invited her to go and spend thanksgiving with her family, Ginny's parents say no, but instead Ginny revolts and buys her ticket anyways. While with her best friend she goes on to die her hair purple and pierce her eyebrow, clearly revolting against her normal, typical life style. When returning home her mother reacts harshly, barely speaking to her, while in school she receives much praise for her new change. At the end of the book, Ginny finds herself and who she wants to be. This book is solely about one finding the courage to stand out and be different, even if you may be self-conscious. The book portrayed the life of a teenager going through the tough years of high school very well, with the rumors and the "popular group", but when at the end of the book, Ginny begins to stand out it happens quite fast and this seemed surreal. She all of a sudden had all this confidence when in reality she had been quiet and shy just a couple days before. Though the book was not as realistic as it could have been it was a great book and taught many valuable lessons about high school and finding you initial self, this book is a fascinating and entertaining book to read.

posted by 2257517 on February 21, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    Act your own age?

    Im with the smart guy who humiliated you in a previous comment!

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  • Posted July 16, 2011

    Ehhhh ok

    This book was just ok probably just not what i expected

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    Posted November 27, 2011

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