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Skinny

By Donna Cooner   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545427647 Paperback
272 Pages | 5.25" x 8" | Ages 12 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545427630 Hardcover
272 Pages | 5.75" x 8.56" | Ages 12 & Up

"Deeply moving, totally addictive, utterly fabulous." -New York Times bestselling author Lauren Myracle

This novel kickstarted a national conversation on weight, beauty, and transformation. In it, we meet Ever, a fifteen-year-old girl who weighs over 300 pounds and is haunted by a voice in her head she calls "Skinny." Skinny tells Ever she is ugly. Fat. Unlovable. And Ever believes her. When Ever makes the controversial choice to have gastric bypass surgery, she does start losing weight and gains the interest of boys . . . but Skinny is still there, louder than before. Ever will need to confront that voice before she can truly find, and accept, her own.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Skinny

"Will appeal to girls who struggle with doubts and fears, whether dealing with weight issues, loneliness, or lack of popularity." -School Library Journal

"Debut novelist Cooner's real-life experience with gastric bypass lends the story an irrefutable authenticity . . . a crucial text." -Booklist

"Compelling." -Kirkus

"Resounding . . . with wit, compassion, and courage, Skinny will speak to everyone who has ever felt invisible or unlovable." -Kathi Appelt, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Newbery Honour