Fat Chance: The Novel [Leslea Newman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A diary records a year in the life of Judi Liebowitz as she. Fat Chance has ratings and 62 reviews. Angel said: I rarely give books five stars. Not only does it have to be flawless, but it generally has to acco. In a series of diary entries, thirteen-year-old Judi recounts her struggles to lose weight, hide her bulimia from her mother, find a boy friend, and decide on a.

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Judi is in highschool and is trying to start the year off well. I remember asking the librarian in my middle school – I was in 7th grade at the time – if she had any books on the subject and she was stunned that I newmaan asked.

La protagonista non sopporta i suoi chili di troppo bg decide di provvedere, aiutata dal cattivo esempio: Instead of this book helping me to realize my disordered way of thinking and eating, I found that it gave me more ideas on how to hide my symptoms from friends and family.

Fat Chance by Lesléa Newman

As an educator, I would definitely show this to my chnace and tell them they are beautiful they way look and never change for anybody. I recommend this book to everyone because I think it explains you pretty well how certain kids feel at this point of their life.

Though the writing chane excellent, this book is no Steinbeck. I do not dislike anything about this book I enjoy it very much and it is one of my favorite books to read.


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At this point in my life, I had been dealing with an eating disorder on-and-off for a number of years, although I had yet to recognize that I was struggling with an eating disorder, seeing my activities more as “dieting” and less as a disease. Since starting to read YA books, I never realized how many stories there are about bulimic girls. You guys, I always understood that Judi was not actually overweight she hovers around lbs for the entirety of the book, at 5’4″but at the time of rereading this, we weigh exactly the same and Lesla am chanec inches shorter than Judi.

As the story continuesdrama stirs up as Monica does something unforgettable to Judi.

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But this one, like too many others, become a tiresome tale of how the girl loses weight, feels better, goes through a bad time, gains most of it back, then finds a support system and learns to love herself while slowly becoming healthy again. Jun 17, Andrea Holladay-Bachman rated it really liked it Shelves: It got the point across and I connected with the character.

The answer to all her problems seems to appear the day she stumbles across popular girl and future model, Nancy Pratt, vomiting in the restroom. The book really open my eyes and how I learn what was a eating disorder. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Roth, the new English teacher, requires each student to keep a diary, Judi uses the assignment to pour out her feelings as she records her attempts at weight loss and relationship difficulties.

ffat Eating Disorders is an important discussion to talk about to students. Aug 03, Neika rated it it was amazing. Before long, Judi’s life spins out of control and her obsession with food, calories, and pounds is no longer another typical eighth-grade problem–it’s a matter of life and death.


Retrieved from ” https: Some of Judi’s thoughts were exactly my own when I read it.

It’s no Wintergirls and it’s dated; it’s from the s. Oct 23, M. Return to Book Page. When Nancy explains tat vomiting is her secret to weight control success, Judi is disgusted at first, but as she becomes more desperate to be thin, she gives it a try. In junior high we already had the itch to be skinny and it sometimes became an obsession.

Fat Chance

Judi Liebowitz thinks she’s fat. May 20, Kayla rated it it was amazing Shelves: Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. It’s Nancy who ends up in the hospital.

Oct 14, Sierra rated it really liked it Shelves: The novel was published by Putnam Chande in — and by Scholastic from —present. At twelve, this had been a very good read for me. I would know because I was feeling terrible the way looked in the mirror but I realized I am perfect the way I am.

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