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The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 113 Ratings and 113 Reviews

Book Description
"The heroine's transformation into someone who finds her own style and speaks her own mind is believable - and worthy of applause." - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Fifteen-year-old Virginia Shreves has a larger-than-average body and a plus-size inferiority complex, especially when she compares herself to her slim, brilliant, picture-perfect family. But that's before a shocking phone call - and a... More
Book Information
PublisherCandlewick Press
BindingPaperback (16 editions)
Reading LevelYoung Adults
# of Pages256
Publication Date06/14/2005
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About Carolyn Mackler (Author) : Carolyn Mackler is a published author of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Carolyn Mackler include The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things (Unabridged), V... more
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11/3/2009 Jennie wilson

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9/11/2009 Nicole Green said: I'm halfway through it. It's slow going because I'm a little disenchanted with the main character, but the writing is strong, the content admirable, and the plot holds together well.
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3/6/2009 Jennifer Metcalf said: Great, great YA book! Very funny and moving.
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6/20/2008 BayShore Books said:
Virginia Shreves just doesn’t measure up. She doesn’t fit in with the pencil thin popular girls and certainly not with her picture perfect family. Then she realizes everyone else may not be as perfect as they seem. Rather than change herself to fit the perfect mold that society has created, s... more

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5/4/2008 Paula Odabasi said: Hysterical and insightful. I heard Carolyn speak at the Winter SCBWI conference and found her very inspiring and down-to-earth.
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2/9/2008 Sara Hantz said: Fabulous!
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6/3/2007 Kimberly Hirsh tagged as: I Read

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