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Fat Chance [Lesléa Newman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A diary records a year in the life of Judi Leibowitz as she dreams of. 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. Judi Liebowitz thinks she’s fat. And she’s convinced, as she confides in her diary, that she’d be happier if she were skinnier. So when Judi becomes friendly with.

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What exactly WAS the girl doing in there, and fur This really delves into what every girl thinks about at least once in her life. Definitely one of my favorites, despite the old publication date.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Coincidentally they meet each other in the bathroom during lunchNancy looked sickly but revealed she was just purging her food. As an educator, I would definitely show this to my students and tell them they are beautiful they hcance look and never change for anybody. Critical reviews for Fat Chance were positive. A fairly average young adult cance written in the style of an 8th grader’s diary. Oct 04, Leanne rated it really liked it. Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions.

I rarely give books five stars. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I was in eighth grade, just like Judi. Since starting to read YA books, I never realized how many stories there are about bulimic girls. You might think it would be a little wierd, but it isn’t. There’s chancf problem loading this menu right now.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. What I liked about this one is that 8th grader Judi, the main character, is not the one who ends up in a hospital with a full-blown eating disorder. I read it almost every year because it has many other good qualities, besides handling such a weighty topic no pun intended–that’s for you, Judi.

Fat Chance

Nancy befriends Judi and Judi helps Another eating disorders title. While fighting a carbohydrate roller coaster and watching my triglycerides go up, I was considering going to weight watchers. Well I enjoyed reading your diary Judi. So when Judi becomes friendly with pencil-thin, glamorous Nancy Pratt, she learns Nancy’s secret and fqt her in the secret binge-and-purge cycles of bulimia.

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. 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. Languages Italiano Edit links. Three months later, I had lost a solid 12 pounds by my doctor’s scale. I understand that this review doesn’t necessarily have I read this in middle school.

Also, while reading this book, you lsslea up really remembering being in the 8th grade, hating your body, wishing to be the beautiful, popular girl, daydreaming about the ridiculously handsome guy, thinking your mother just won’t understand. Then I was older but still young and with an eating disorder. Before long, Fa 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.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Dec 23, Daniela rated it it was amazing. Luckily and literally, it randomly came to me out the blue.

The book really open my eyes and how Nswman learn what was a eating disorder. Newman wrote Heather Has Two Mommiesthe first children’s book to portray lesbian families in a positive way, and has followed up this pioneering work with several more children’s books on lesbian and gay families: For me, it is a change of life.


She is also the author of many books for adults that deal with lesbian identity, Jewish identity and the intersection and collision between the two.

Fat Chance by Lesléa Newman

Nrwman long, Judi’s life spins out of control and her obsession with food, calories, an Judi Liebowitz thinks she’s fat. After 2 months, I no longer even want high-sugar snacks. Mar 23, Ms. Original review, November What a waste of time.

Not only does it have to be flawless, but it generally has to accomplish something absolutely marvelous. Oct 14, Taylor rated it it was amazing. She’s convinced that if only she had “creamy thighs and amazing cheekbones that look like I’m always sipping through a straw” her best friend Monica wouldn’t have stolen the boy she had a crush on.

This is one of the first eating disorder themed books I read. I am married over 25 years and my wife always does the food shopping. The one concept that impacted me most is that even before one sees changes on the scale or waistline, positive changes occur internally.

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