The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

Carolyn Mackler, Author . Candlewick $8.99 (244p) ISBN 978-0-7636-2091-2

A "chubby" New York City teen faces pressures from her family to get thin, and her brother is suspended from college on charges of date rape. "The heroine's transformation into someone who finds her own style and speaks her own mind is believable—and worthy of applause," according to PW . Ages 14-up. (July)

Reviewed on: 08/22/2005
Release date: 06/01/2005
Genre: Children's
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