Monday, August 27, 2012


Author: Donna Cooner
Publisher: Point (an imprint of Scholastic)

Ever Davies is fifteen years old, three hundred pounds, and reminded of it everyday by Skinny, the cruel voice that is constantly whispering in her ear. When finally Ever has taken too much verbal abuse from Skinny, she decides to have a risky surgery that will help her lose weight. It will take everything she has–-and her few friends–-to help her find her way.

Anyone who has ever been teased or singled out will understand Ever and her struggles. Any girl from age eleven to fourteen that loves stories with very strong female characters will really enjoy this read.

Skinny is a touching and honest book-–honest to the point that it tugs on your heart to read. As Ever struggles her way through school, her surgery, and her recovery, readers will feel as though they are right there with her. At the beginning of the story, I’ll admit I was not very interested in the book. The story was slow and boring but it quickly becomes very good once you get through the first chapters.

Note: On page 211, between the sentences "The music starts up again outside the bathroom walls," and "A soft melody," there is no period.

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