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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 13 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    Skinny

    Thisisa sadbookand it will make u enjoy who u as a person

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2014

    This book was good...

    This book was really well written and the point of view of Ever and the feelings she has relating to her struggles are perfectly written. The book can get a little bland and boring at times (like you're waiting for something exciting to happen) but it is a really good book. And Rat sounds like a babe...so thats definitely a bonus.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    To the girl

    Go to jumpstart to skinny res one i posted something for u

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2014

    !!!

    It took so much enery out of ne to read such a good book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    R

    Was a very good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2014

    Skinny by Donna Cooner

    This book is overwhelming ,insipiring ,and filled with lots of motivation.Reading this book can fill you with happiness with it's good ending . I would read this book if I were you .

    -Vanessa Desrosiers
    -Brooklyn New york

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  • Posted December 21, 2012

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    Review: "Skinny" by Donna Cooner was some read defini

    Review:

    "Skinny" by Donna Cooner was some read definitely a powerful one. This novel is of a journey taken as this young lady under goes surgery to reduce her weight. Wow, I can only say what amusing novel this one is! This author has choose a wonderful topic that has troubled us forever...obesity of the childhood...and I think she did a good job at accurately bringing out the pros and cons of weight loss surgery. There was definitely a positive message that this book delivers.. for Ms. Cooner.. the author was a gastric bypass patient herself. Ms. Cooner offers us a beautiful novel about over coming ones insecurities and getting rid of that voiced that says 'you aren't good enough and skinny enough for anything! Be ready to be taken on a long journey where demons will be faced.

    Be ready to laugh and even cry....but in the end after reading "Skinny" showing much bravery and courage...and I would recommend this one as a good quick read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2012

    OMG GREAT

    I saw this book at my book fair and thought it looked interesting! It was more than that it really showed me a journey of learning to except yourself and to not think of the bad things because it could all be in my head I loved this book. I encourage every teenage girl to read this !

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 17, 2012

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