Huge

Huge

by Sasha Paley
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Huge by Sasha Paley

April and Wil couldn't be more different, but both of them are spending the summer at Wellness Canyon -- otherwise known as a weight-loss camp.

April knows that if she could just drop a little weight, she would be popular like she's always wanted. She's saved up for months to afford Wellness Canyon, which is more like a posh spa than a sleepaway camp. While April can't wait to jump into all the activities, Wil can't wait to get out of there. Her parents own a chain of high-profile fitness centers, and she's pretty sure her mom and dad sent her to Wellness Canyon to slim down before any embarrassing stories about their obese daughter hit the gossip pages. To get revenge on her parents, Wil decides she's going to gain weight at Wellness Canyon.

It's bad enough that they have to share a room, but things really get ugly when April and Wil both fall for Colin, the sarcastic camp hottie. Are April and Wil destined to be frenemies all summer, or can they overcome their sizeable differences? Filled with everything great about summer camp (and none of the calories), this is a funny, emotional novel about learning to accept yourself -- no matter what your size.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416974970
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date: 06/03/2008
Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 383 KB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Sasha Paley grew up in Chicago, where she spent a lot of time writing in
cafés and attempting to flirt with guys from Northwestern. Sasha now
lives in New York City, where she still spends a lot of time writing in
cafés and working on her flirting skills.

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Huge 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is super good! Anybody who likes revenge and a hint of romance mixed with the real world will love this book. i wanted to keep reading this book even when i was done! I hope to read more great books by Sasha Paley. A must read!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg. I did not buy this book on my nook because I have the paper copy. But this book is AMAZING. I love how it is sort of written like a journal, overall 5 stars.
cocoRR More than 1 year ago
MUST READ. This book will have you cringing and smiling, i read this book over and over again. Its my #1 book. recommend to ages 10 and up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have ever read! Loved every minute of it and couldn't put it down. It was very realistic and very, very captivating. Definitely a must-read!
_car_CC More than 1 year ago
This book tells the struggles of teenagers who are overweight and want to change their lifestyles to something totally different: healthy. The book takes you through the journey of two teenage girls' experience and how the fat camp changes their overall attitude towards food and excercise. At times they learn it can be an overwhelming process, but its all worth it in the end. Some may not want to continue, but the people around them make them realize that they are all there for the same reason: to loose weight. Overall, the book can be decribed in three words, competition, struggle, and whole grain.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not read the whole book yet but it is a very interesting book it has been difficult to put it down!!Paley is a very interesting writer and i cant wait till she wrights more!(:(:(:(:(:(:
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krbernadette More than 1 year ago
This book was soo much fun to read! I give it five stars!
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As a fan of the TV series "Huge", I was very eager to read the original book. What a disappointment. This book is like a formerly fat person who slimmed down way too much - no substance. I felt like I was reading the author's pitch for a screenplay, not a developed novel.
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mrdarcy3 More than 1 year ago
Welcome to FAT camp. Wil has no desire to be here, but her parents shipped her here. They own a chain of gyms (think WOW) and they're embarrassed about their own daughter's size. Wil tries everything she can to be set home, but nothing works. She's still not about the buy into the whole weight loss idea. Her roommate April, is just the opposite. She's saved up all her money to come to this camp and change her life around. But with a roommate like Wil, she's angry that her chance might not be everything she hoped for. And then....the girls fall for the same guy and bet on who can win him over. When he humiliates both girls, they united under a common goal of making him suffer. Will they make it out of the camp as friends? An amazing read. Love the cover!
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
HUGE deals with a topic that is apparently in the media more and more these days (though I myself haven't seen it much): fat camp.

Wellness Canyon is a high-end fat camp where two very different girls, April and Wil, are paired as roommates. April has saved all year for this, despite a lack of support from her mom. She wants to lose some weight and gain the popularity she's always wanted. Wil wants to be anywhere but Wellness Canyon. Her wealthy parents have sent her there, as she's a public relations nightmare: they own the high-profile chain of Excalibur Gyms. Wil's revenge on them is to enter Wellness Canyon with a huge stash of sweets and be the first kid in camp history to actually gain weight while there.

Of course, as it's full of teenagers with raging hormones, there's more than weight loss going on at Wellness Canyon. When April and Wil start crushing on the same guy, football-playing hottie Colin, their relationship gets even more tense. Can they make it through the summer together and maybe even become friends?

A lot of HUGE is your typical summer camp story. Sasha Paley does a great job of creating at least two fleshed-out, interesting characters, though some secondary characters sometimes seem a little flat. Paley is a talented writer, but the popular-kids-are-mean message is maybe a little heavy, and, despite what the back cover says about learning to accept yourself, I felt like she was saying that being skinny is better than being fat, even if she never came out and said it.

Despite this, though, HUGE is a fairly satisfying read, and I'm looking forward to seeing what Sasha Paley writes next!