The Fat Girl

Paperback
Publish Date: April 2007
Pages: 226
Price: $8.95
 

Details

Dimensions: 6.96 in. tall, 5.04 in. wide, 0.56 in. thick
Publisher: Flux
ISBN: 0738710008
Accelerated Reader ®
Quiz#: 114463
Quiz Name: Fat Girl
Reading Level: 3.9
Interested Level: Upper Grade
Point Value: 6

Book Overview

Jeff Lyons can't stand Ellen de Luca, the fat girl in his ceramics class. She's huge, clumsy, can't throw a pot to save her life, and stares at Jeff all the time. But he's a "nice guy" and feels terrible when Ellen overhears his hurtful remarks about her. The "crumbs of kindness" he tosses her way soon turn into advice on weight loss, college, clothes, hair . . . and, to everyone's surprise, good-looking Jeff actually dumps his pretty girlfriend to be with the fat girl Re-creating Ellen is a labor of love, Jeff thinks. But as her pounds melt away, Jeff resents the happy, independent young woman he has unleashed. Where is the gratitude for all he's done for her? With this darkly ironic take on the classic Pygmalion tale, Marilyn Sachs offers young readers a candid portrayal of what happens when the intoxicating thrill of control is confused with love.

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