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Overview

This book is about a 14 year old girl who goes on a diet and is transformed from being extremely overweight and insecure to a normal sized girl who becomes the school soccer star. Through time, exercise and hard work, Maggie becomes more and more confident and develops a positive self image.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981974552
  • Publisher: Aloha Publishers LLC
  • Publication date: 12/16/2011
  • Pages: 44
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted August 18, 2011

    Where is "0" stars???

    This book is simply outrageous. How dare you assume that any child's shape is intrinsically requiring of change, before their body is even done growing up? And to further suggest that popularity will ensue and dreams will be fulfilled as a result of losing weight? And am I to be surprised that this is focused on a little girl, not a boy?

    Dieting has a 97% failure rate in study after study after study from all over the world, and is a primary cause of eating and related disorders. Is this your goal? Do you realize you are giving further license to weight stigma and bullying? Have you even read the research in this area?

    Children should feel beautiful and valuable, encouraged to eat and play as their bodies require. How dare you suggest they have to lose weight to follow their dreams, to feel confident in their lives?

    If one little girl feels bad about her body for one moment because of this book, shame on you. May you someday have to see yourself with such a judge.

    11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 18, 2011

    If I could only give it no stars...

    I am incredulous that Barnes & Noble would sell such a book aimed at young girls who are very vulnerable about body image and weight. As a person recovering from anorexia, I am very concerned about how triggering this book could be to young girls. Please consider removing this from your inventory. This is very inappropriate!!!

    10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2011

    Shame on you

    Shame on you Barnes & Noble for selling such degrading smut.

    10 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 18, 2011

    this is horrifying

    why was this even published?

    9 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2011

    This book should be taken off the shelves immediately. It is very dangerous.

    I really hope that this book is withdrawn. One of the biggest "triggers" for me in terms of my own Anorexia was when I read a book about a girl suffering from it when I was 11. I am turning 33 next week and am still not recovered despite 4 residential treatments, numerous hospital stays, outpatient treatments and years of therapy. The Eating Disorder was already there but the book provided me with the tools and I used it as a step by step guide and got very sick quickly. This makes me so sad and there is no doubt in my mind that this book should be taken off the market. Nothing positive could possibly come from it. It is an incredibly dangerous book. I was forced to give it a rating in order to post this comment so I gave is one star but it deserves nothing.
    It is totally irresponsible to be selling this book.

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2011

    A sickening and dangerous book.

    We are hearing more and more in recent months about very young children developing eating disorders. Many anorexic children (girls AND boys) will look in the mirror, like "Maggie" here, and never sees themselves as thin enough (to wear this absurdly tiny dress??). A dieting book aimed at 6 to 12 year olds is disgraceful and dangerous. I have to believe that this author had good intentions, this book is a huge mistake.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2011

    I Also Recommend:

    Disgusting

    This book is disgusting.
    Whats next?
    "Maggie goes to treatment?"
    "Maggie gains the weight back and gets depressed?"
    "Maggie decides to become a yo-yo dieter for life"

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 23, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Not even a publisher would pick this book up ... it's self published

    This book is "published" by a company called Aloha Publishing. I just Googled this company and discovered that it's simply one of those printing companies for self published authors -- in other words, not even a real publisher would take on this book. Here's what Aloha has to say for themselves, from their homepage:

    "Publishing a book has never been easier. Thanks to new technology in writing, publishing and selling, anyone-regardless of age, background or social status-can write and publish a book. With the worldwide marketplace, consumers can then purchase that book in print or e-book from anywhere in the world."

    That's right, folks! ANYONE can "publish" ANY sort of book through Aloha, no matter how damaging or inappropriate! MAGGIE GOES ON A DIET proves that quite well.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2011

    THIS IS THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING EVER

    Is there any other way to teach low self esteem to our children? Now even a book is doing it!! This book should never be published. Shame on Barnes and Noble for allowing such abnormality to be available to our kids.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2011

    NO WAY!!

    I am soooo sad to see this has ever gone to print. Just the idea of this book is something the Arthur should be ashamed of. To warp a child's mind should be against the law. Please do not read this book, instead give your child the unconditional love and support she is craving, it is not about the food!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2011

    set up for self hate

    I was put on diets by my parents and doctor when I was eight and I lost and gained weight, hated my body and was scared of food for decades.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2011

    Horribly Outrageous, Unkind, Cruel, and should be stopped!

    Dear B&N ~ please... look at this book cover and the title. Google the title and preview the outrage the people are sharing. Very sadly, Paul Kramer and his publisher, are missing the mark. It is the parents and the schools and the media who need enlightenment. Without their support, what chance does a precious young girl ~ who clearly hasn't been healthfully supported and guided ~ have to feel good about herself? A diet? For young girls? Please ~ remove this from your list. Kramer and his publisher need to eat this loss.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2011

    Outrageous and disturbing! Zero stars!

    The author is a man, an overweight man. Why is the subject of the book not an overweight male? Why is this about a girl? Because the society that we live in throws in our face daily that women should be thin and sexy and that it is okay for males to be fat. I worry for our young girls today and the messages we send to them. I am so disappointed in the world that we live in today and just want to cry.

    If I could I would give this zero stars!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2011

    A Real Issue That Needs To Be Addressed

    First off none of you pedestal sitting reviewers know the content of this book. Childhood obesity is a reality. Whether you want to open your eyes to it or not. Childhood is tough enough as it is. Don't handicap your children by acting as if being an obese child is okay, because it isn't. As an adult, sure... eat whatever you want and die of heart disease and diabetes... But give your children a chance to live a healthy life.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2011

    TRUTH

    Fat kids need to eat healthy. Obesity doesnt happen in childhood unless neglect from the parents as to their diet. For all who disagree, you are probably just fat and insecure about yourself, and you take personal offense because you cant come to reality or face yourself. Life sucks. But not for skinny kids!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2011

    Not as bad as everyone says

    The book offers some good lessons.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2011

    My point of view.

    How is this degrading children. It sounds like a very interesting book and I would love to read it when it comes out. Just because we parents think their children would feel bad about them selves don't you think they do already. Children look at their selves in the mirror and say they are fat and their parents are telling them lies like: Your just big. You look good.
    And they get bullied and teased and they don't tell their parents because they are to afraid. I think it will help children lose weight, feel good about them selves and enjoy reading a book at the same time.

    I think Paul Kramer did this with a postive attitude and it seems like a great book. Paul Kramer keep it up!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2013

    I don't know what to say , Barnes & Nobles shouldn't be sell

    I don't know what to say , Barnes & Nobles shouldn't be selling this but don't you think some people are a little hypocritical ? 
    Just don't let your child buy such book . Ignore the book as it doesn't exists .As a teenager, parents and people are complaining 
    about the book and how horrible & discusting it is but yet you let your children read teen magazines ! Do you even see whats in them ?!  A BUNCH OF 
    PRETTY SKINNY GIRLS WITH A BUNCH OF MAKEUP . All these tv shows with the mains stars being pretty & skinny , like Disney 
    channel . Just do your research the girls in these tv shows have been getting skinnier & skinnier . When have you seen an overweight girl  as the main star of the show ? 
    All I am saying is that people shouldn't only focus on this . Talk to your kids & let them confide in you . A book isn't going to harm 
    your kid unless you don't talk to them . Its not only the book that is causing damage . But shame on this author . Being a part 
    of such messed up society like todays . 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2011

    WRONG MESSAGE

    This book cover shows the wrong message and therefore it does not matter what the story is about and it is directed at to young.

    Girls have enough things going after them. This cover shots, YOU HAVE TO BE THIN TO BE PRETTY!!!!!! A different title, a different front cover would have made a world of difference in how this book is received.

    I hope NO ONE BUYS IT!!!!!

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  • Posted August 24, 2011

    This book should have zero stars

    Good intention, bad message. The author is focusing on popularity and body-image, not health. His message is that if you're fat, you're ugly and will have no friends. But if you lose weight, then voila! You will be instantly popular. Where is the health message?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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