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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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I highly recommended to read this book and such a great book and powerful message. To ask other readers questions about Fat Chanceplease sign up. For other chznce, see Fat Chance. Nancy teaches Judi the secret she uses to staying thin, binge-purge thinking this will somehow help. The main character is charming and refreshing.

Fat Chance by Lesléa Newman

I read this book when I was young and sans eating disorder. It is a realistic fiction book and it is good. I was in eighth grade, just like Judi. Roth, the new English teacher, requires each student to keep a diary, Judi uses the vhance to pour out her feelings as she records her attempts at weight loss and relationship difficulties. I read this book in the 8th grade. It actually is not boring. Nine of her books have been Lambda Literary Award finalists.

I would know because I was feeling terrible the way looked in the mirror but I realized Chnace am perfect the way I am. Definitely one of my favorites, lesea the old publication date. What a waste of time.

Fat Chance

B rated it it was ok Shelves: Judi is worried about her weight and wants to do anything to be skinny. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Yeah, I still have some baby weight and whatnot, but I still think I’m looking aight. Jan 21, Lauren Anastasi rated it did not like it. This page was last edited on 31 Augustat Jul 16, Sally Kruger added it.


Though the writing is excellent, this book is no Steinbeck. You might think it would be a little wierd, but it isn’t. It chanec definitely a good read and I recommend it completely. I can’t fag how much I liked it after developing an eating disorder, but when I read it over and over again when I was younger. I remember this book really well, eventhough I read it a long time ago.

I understand that this review doesn’t necessarily have to do with the writing of this book, but for me, this book pushed me further down the path of self-destruction and deceit.

Its one of those novels that will have an everlasting impression on you. Aug 31, Jennifer Mills rated it it was amazing Shelves: To view it, click here. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Does he like her back or was it just a filthy prank played on her by Tommy Aristo?

What exactly WAS the girl doing in there, and furthermore, why is she mad at Judi for being there? Oct 20, Danielle Smith rated it it was ok.

Nancy befriends Judi and Judi helps Nancy hide her secrets that keep her skinny. But one day, Richard passes her a note. Retrieved from ” https: Judi is sure that isn’t the path to happiness.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Also it is also very realistic and could happen in real life, many teenage girls and boys go through a daily struggle with body image and school popularity.


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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. God, I really, really love this book. I’m not going to lie, I don’t remember the quality of the writing or character develop, but over ten years after I read it I remember it’s impact on me, so I think that says something.

When Nancy explains that 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. Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions.

Losing weight has some positives, but the strain it has created in the relationships with her best friend and her mother involve more negatives than she may be willing to endure.

It got the point across and I connected with the character. As the story continuesdrama stirs up as Monica does something unforgettable to Judi. When I read that book, I told everyone about it and the school librarian told a lot of kids came asking for it. The book is really easy to read and the story makes you want to continue reading! Her mother insists she is a “growing girl” who needs to eat three nutritious meals a day. Apr 14, Diana rated it it was amazing. Nancy is a girl that Judi idolizes; she’s super skinny, wears make-up and dates a 9th grader.

I re-read the book again.