Blob

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I saw Eve on the street this summer," Says Zoe. "She's gotten so fat. She looks like a blob."

Starting a new high school couldn't be worse for Eve. She gained weight over the summer, her best friend is avoiding her, and she's become the target of another girl's cruelty. Will anyone want to hang out with her, or is Eve doomed to sit alone in the lunchroom every day?

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Overview

I saw Eve on the street this summer," Says Zoe. "She's gotten so fat. She looks like a blob."

Starting a new high school couldn't be worse for Eve. She gained weight over the summer, her best friend is avoiding her, and she's become the target of another girl's cruelty. Will anyone want to hang out with her, or is Eve doomed to sit alone in the lunchroom every day?

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Editorial Reviews

Readingjunky's Reading Roost blog
"Examines a very common struggle…Wishinsky's character feels the frustration of dieting but learns to handle her situation in a healthy way, both physically and mentally. She provides teens with a positive role model for dealing with a weight issue."
The Horn Book Guide
"Readers will relate to Eve's story."
TeensReadToo.com
"Examines a very common struggle…Wishinsky's character feels the frustration of dieting but learns to handle her situation in a healthy way, both physically and mentally. She provides teens with a positive role model for dealing with a weight issue."
CM Magazine
"Any teenage girls who have felt insecure or excluded will enjoy, and be inspired by, Eve no matter what they think of her weight…Readers will devour Blob in the same way Eve devours chocolate bars: after a taste you won't be able to stop until it's finished. Blob should be required reading for tween and teenage girls, or anyone who has ever been a teenager. Highly Recommended."
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"Wishinsky captures the often brutal high school environment very well...The storyline is fast-paced and interesting while being written at a readability level which will appeal to those who struggle with reading. Eve's predicament reflects the issues that many young women in middle and high school have body image."
Children's Literature - Naomi Butler
Eve has gotten fat over the summer and feels like a blob. Unfortunately she is starting a new high school, and her friend, Sarah, seems to not want to be seen with her. Sarah aligns with Zoe, who continually taunts Eve about her weight. Eve's mother helps her with dieting and supports her in the best ways she can, including the purchase of some new clothes. But Eve is still miserable and feels terribly isolated and taunted by other teens. Sitting alone in the lunchroom is the most difficult. Will anyone want to befriend her? She tries mentoring, and her student actually helps in a most direct way. Stephanie reminds her every time she goes overboard with food. Eventually some of her old and new friends return, and her confidence grows. This coming-of-age story depicts common problems that young teens experience. Catchy quotes at the beginning of each chapter include "Never eat more than you can lift."—Miss Piggy. Reviewer: Naomi Butler
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554691821
  • Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Series: Orca Currents Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 998,483
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Frieda Wishinsky is the award-winning author of over forty books for young people. She was raised and educated in New York City, where she earned a BA in International Relations and a Master of Science in Special Education. Frieda's books have been nominated for international awards, earned critical praise, and have been featured in magazines and newspapers around the world, including The London Times, The Observer and The New York Times. Frieda lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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"I saw Eve on the street this summer," says Zoe. "She's gotten so fat. She looks like a blob."

I feel like a herd of horses are stomping through my chest. I want to turn and run, but my feet are glued to the pavement.

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  • Posted May 8, 2010

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    Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com

    After working all summer at an unpleasant job in a convenience store, Eve is about ready to start high school carrying some unwanted weight. Fast food and junk food are plentiful in a convenience store, and Eve ate her fair share. Now, she is barely fitting into her baggiest jeans and raiding her father's closet for shirts that will cover up her bulging tummy.

    On the first day of school, Eve overhears Zoe describing her as a "blob". It's upsetting - but mostly because Eve realizes she might be right.

    Using the wonderful world of the Internet, Eve finds a diet that looks promising. Day 1 - eat as much fruit as you want. Day 2 - eat as many veggies as you want. It doesn't look too bad until Day 4 - only eat bananas and drink milk. Eve thinks bananas are okay, but she hates milk. She gives the diet a try, but all she thinks about is food, food, and more food. When she finds herself beginning to cheat, she gives up.

    Can her mother's compliments and encouragement keep her on track? Maybe joining the Mentor Club will give her the incentive to lose those unwanted pounds.

    BLOB by Frieda Wishinsky examines a very common struggle. Everyone seems to battle the issue of weight at least once in their life. Teens are especially vulnerable to the peer pressure associated with looking just right. Wishinsky's character feels the frustration of dieting but learns to handle her situation in a healthy way, both physically and mentally. She provides teens with a positive role model for dealing with a weight issue.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 27, 2014

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    Break Up Poem

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    Posted April 18, 2013

    What the hell?

    Why are you people talking about these things like cats and clans? Its confusing to just read your comments people.

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    Black Orb

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    Posted May 10, 2012

    Killereye

    A sleek she cat of mottled dark brown and black fur with ice blue eyes sits on a branch high above. She has a scar across her right haunch and one diagonal to the cornor of her left eye. Her tail is interesting. It is a light red colot. Otherwise he is a dark cat. The vreason for her name is that in both eyes her pupils are not black but a dark blue. She can see exceptionally well though. Her tail gently swings below as her eyes take in everything.

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    Posted April 28, 2012

    Whitekit

    I need a home and a mommy can i stay here?

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    Posted May 13, 2012

    Battlestar

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    Posted April 23, 2012

    Russetclaw

    Faints

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    A family.

    Several cats walked in with theres muscles rippiling and blood and mud on themselves. They all were: brokenbones.bloodybones.lavafang.brokenheart. and a scared she cat with pure white fur and icy blue eyes. The shecat had been captured for the easily seen chains and blood on her paws. All of the killer cats stopped and said "Anyone who touches this cat, will be ripped to shreds and fed to the wolves." His eyes slid across every cats scared face before telling everycat to leave the app den so they could sleep. The blood and scars on the cats could be shown by all the cats he had killed.

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    Posted April 15, 2012

    Goldfeather to Tornpelt

    Wanna b mates?

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    Posted April 15, 2012

    Sandpaw

    I am a calico fured she cat with blue eyes . I did not start training as an apprentice yet . I just turned seven moons . Can i join ?

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    Posted April 12, 2012

    Mistystorm to all toms

    A stunning very long furred pure white she cat with intense blue eyes padded in. "I'm Mistystorm, and I am looking for a mate thats a tom! I want kits too. Soo.. if you want me, I will be at long ago second result! :) Cya there!"

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    Posted April 25, 2012

    Goldfur

    Hi im a golden fured she cat that is offten desribe as extreamly pretty. I really want a mate who will never abanon me. Please reply to goldfur

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    Potkit to darkclaw

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    Posted April 9, 2012

    Hollyleaf i wanna join

    *a black shecat walks in and has the worlds prettiest green eyes* i would like to join

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    Blackleaf

    Nightheart i will be ur mate, i am a black tom with grey stripes down my sides. Please reply soon

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