The Earth, My Butt and Other Big, Round Things by Carolyn Mackler

Reasons for Challenges: Sexual content, anti-family, offensive language, unsuited to age group


This book was about a girl who was slightly over weight. She struggles with that through the entire book. Her family is perfect until they get a phone call saying that her brother was being suspended for date rape. Virginia is on bad terms with her mom and runs away to Seattle for Thanksgiving. When she gets back, she stands up to her mom and starts losing weight. Her mom is then happy.

Review by Hannah

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