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Most Helpful Favorable Review

13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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This book is really good! I first saw it at my 8th grade book fair and I wasn't going to get it... SO GLAD I DID!!!!! I couldn't put it down! I finished the book in two days. Sequel?? :)

posted by 13339561 on October 6, 2012

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9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

When I first saw the cover of Skinny, I immediately decided this

When I first saw the cover of Skinny, I immediately decided this was a book I needed to read ASAP. If you know me, I'm such a sucker for realistic fiction, and especially books that talk about eating disorders. The synopsis kind of reminded me of one of my all time favo...
When I first saw the cover of Skinny, I immediately decided this was a book I needed to read ASAP. If you know me, I'm such a sucker for realistic fiction, and especially books that talk about eating disorders. The synopsis kind of reminded me of one of my all time favorite books "Wintergirls" by Laurie Halse Anderson. The main protagonist, Ever, pissed the hell out of me. She's fat, and the big problem is that she feels sorry for herself. She doesn't try to help herself, and she pities herself, and I'm just standing there wanting to slap her. I mean if you want to be "skinny", you gotta work for it. You're obviously going to eat less, and cut off the chocolates and junk. I actually found myself rolling my eyes most of the time. Also I hated how much of a big deal her schoolmates made because of her weight. I mean, so what if a person is fat? Does that mean you can't be friends with them? I found that really stupid and unrealistic to believe. People at her school were actually disgusted because of her! I mean, really?
After doing some thinking, I understood why she felt pity for herself. The voice inside her head, Skinny, is the most unsupportive person, or actually a voice, can be. It's not mentioned in the book, but I understood Ever's psychological problem. That's how the voice inside her head developed, and it grew to the point that even Ever gave the voice a name. That's when I realized that the characters felt real, even though it wasn't clarified of who or what "Skinny" is. Moving to her friend, Rat, he was a very fun character to read about. The only problem was that Donna Cooner didn't really provide any history about how the two of them got to meet each other and etc. Honestly, the story did get better towards reading, because I liked how Ever's attitude towards her body changed, and she started feeling more confident about herself. (Yay)
Overall, it wasn't a book I could compare to "Wintergirls", but it was still a fun read. Even though somethings were expected, it was still a good read that I would recommend to a friend. Really teaches people to be more confident about who they are, and what they look like. I also really liked Donna Cooner's style of writing, so i'll be waiting for her next novel.

posted by majibookshelf on November 7, 2012

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  • Posted November 7, 2012

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    When I first saw the cover of Skinny, I immediately decided this

    When I first saw the cover of Skinny, I immediately decided this was a book I needed to read ASAP. If you know me, I'm such a sucker for realistic fiction, and especially books that talk about eating disorders. The synopsis kind of reminded me of one of my all time favorite books "Wintergirls" by Laurie Halse Anderson. The main protagonist, Ever, pissed the hell out of me. She's fat, and the big problem is that she feels sorry for herself. She doesn't try to help herself, and she pities herself, and I'm just standing there wanting to slap her. I mean if you want to be "skinny", you gotta work for it. You're obviously going to eat less, and cut off the chocolates and junk. I actually found myself rolling my eyes most of the time. Also I hated how much of a big deal her schoolmates made because of her weight. I mean, so what if a person is fat? Does that mean you can't be friends with them? I found that really stupid and unrealistic to believe. People at her school were actually disgusted because of her! I mean, really?
    After doing some thinking, I understood why she felt pity for herself. The voice inside her head, Skinny, is the most unsupportive person, or actually a voice, can be. It's not mentioned in the book, but I understood Ever's psychological problem. That's how the voice inside her head developed, and it grew to the point that even Ever gave the voice a name. That's when I realized that the characters felt real, even though it wasn't clarified of who or what "Skinny" is. Moving to her friend, Rat, he was a very fun character to read about. The only problem was that Donna Cooner didn't really provide any history about how the two of them got to meet each other and etc. Honestly, the story did get better towards reading, because I liked how Ever's attitude towards her body changed, and she started feeling more confident about herself. (Yay)
    Overall, it wasn't a book I could compare to "Wintergirls", but it was still a fun read. Even though somethings were expected, it was still a good read that I would recommend to a friend. Really teaches people to be more confident about who they are, and what they look like. I also really liked Donna Cooner's style of writing, so i'll be waiting for her next novel.

    9 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    Huge Connection

    Oh yeah, I can totally connect to Ever because she thinks she is so gross because she weighs over 300 pounds. Now I don't weigh nearly that much, but I still struggle with my weight every single day :-(. I am 13 and 4'8" and i weigh 101 pounds. I know that may seem like nothing to those who are bigger than me, but I just don't feel like a girl my age and height should be 100 pounds just yet. But after reading this book, I learned there are alot of obese people out there who have way more worries than I do and I should just suck it up because I have nothing worry about. There are still times when I feel like crap, but it all gets better the next morning when I weigh myself and the scale says 99 or 98 pounds, and that just brightens up my day. (But I'm even happier if the scale still reads 90 pounds after dinner.)

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    When i first picked it up...

    I thought it would be about eating disorders and i had just finished Wintergirls :I Skinny was a "fairy" that told her morbid stuff :I

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    To below

    Its mebthe girl and i dont underrstand wbat youre askibg me to do

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