The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round ThingsThe Earth, My Butt, And Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
Published by Candlewick on July 14th 2003
Pages: 246
ISBN: 0763619582
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three-stars

Very quick read. The book is about Virginia a girl trying to live in a “picture perfect family” when she herself does not feel quite so picture perfect. Dealing with being overweight, critiqued and facing a family crisis, Virginia deals with teenage issues.

On paper, Virginia has it all. A super slim beautiful Mother, and caring family. She is wealthy and can basically do whatever she likes. Her best friend goes away for the summer and Virginia is left on her own so to speak. Virginia has a lot of insecurities. She is overweight and gets ridiculed about her weight. She has a lot of anger which she turns on herself. This story is awkward, depressing, funny, basically it feels like a teenager. Like how Virginia feels.

three-stars