Nice Girls Endure

Nice Girls Endure

by Chris Struyk-Bonn

Hardcover

$16.95
View All Available Formats & Editions

Overview

A must-read for anyone who struggles to be happy in their own skin. Chelsea Duvay is so many things. She’s an avid musical lover, she’s a gifted singer, and she has the most perfect, beautiful feet. But no one ever notices that. All they notice is Chelsea’s weight. Daily, Chelsea endures endless comments about her appearance from well-meaning adults and cruel classmates. So she keeps to herself and just tries to make it through. Don’t make waves. Don’t draw attention. That’s how life is for Chelsea—until a special class project pushes the energetic and incessantly social Melody into Chelsea’s world. As their unlikely friendship grows, Chelsea emerges from her isolated existence, and she begins to find the confidence to enjoy life. But bullies are bullies, and they remain as vicious as ever. One terrible encounter threatens to destroy everything Chelsea has worked so hard to achieve. Readers will be captivated by Chelsea’s journey as she discovers the courage to declare her own beauty and self-worth, no matter what others might think.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781630790479
Publisher: Capstone
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Series: Switch Press
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 840L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Chris Struyk-Bonn is originally a Midwesterner from a small town in Iowa. Currently, she works in alternative education at a small charter school that houses its curriculum primarily online. She works with many students who have found traditional schooling to be a poor fit for them for a variety of reasons. She often finds inspiration for her stories through her students’ experiences. Struyk-Bonn’s first novel, WHISPER, was released in 2014 and won praise from critics in CM Magazine, Kirkus, School Library Journal and more.

Interviews

• Compelling realistic fiction that will have readers laughing and crying  • Will speak to anyone who has ever been bullied or felt self-conscious about their appearance • Joins the conversation about self-image with an empowering, body-positive message • Author’s debut YA novel was placed on Bank Street’s The Best Children's Books of the Year, 2015 Edition list

Customer Reviews