The earth my butt and other

They understand me there. As I paused between chapters, I was already composing reviews in my head that condemned it and chick-lit in general and even went to far as to indict Helen Fielding personally for having transformed a generation of young woman readers and perhaps young woman writers into a pack of bubble-headed idiots.

The earth my butt and other

Plot Summary Virginia Shreves is an overweight, self-conscious sophomore at a private high school in Manhattan. She hides her fat by wearing baggy clothing.

Her brother, Byron, was suspended from Columbia University for committing date rape. This event forced her to completely ree-valuate her opinion of her big brother. Virginia finally stands up to her mother and gains control of her life.

She goes to Seattle to see her best friend Shannon, and buys the ticket without telling her mom. Towards the end, she becomes rebellious; she dyes her hair purple and gets her eyebrow pierced. She also makes new friends, realizes what she wants to become and sees the value in herself as a person.

She also realizes that she must understand who she is on the inside and that this is much more important than external appearances. She takes up kickboxing, and realizes that it is fine to change the way one looks on the outside, as long as this is done for the right reasons and the changes have a positive impact on a person physically and emotionally.

Critical Evaluation Well-written and engaging, this first-person view of the world is told from the perspective of an overweight and underachieving teen in a family of perfectionists. Then, the phone rings. Information about the Author Carolyn Mackler is an American author of young adult literature.

Her novels are in print in many different countries such as: Mackler was born in Manhattan, but moved to Brockport, New York, which is the setting for many of her novels. From to she attended Vassar College where she obtained a degree in Art History.

The earth my butt and other

Mackler took an internship at Ms. Mackler was never satisfied with writing for a magazine and in took a course at NYU entitled Beginning Your Novel. InMackler married her husband and they now live in an apartment in Manhattan with their two sons.Feeling like she does not fit in with the other members of her family, who are all thin, brilliant, and good-looking, fifteen-year-old Virginia tries to deal with her self-image, her first physical relationship, and her disillusionment with some of the people closest to her.

In the book "The Earth, My Butt, And other big Round Things" the main character is Virginia Shreves. She is in high school, and isn't the most popular girl in school.

She describes her self as overweight and seems she has a low-self esteem/5(92). I don't often listen to audiobooks when I am driving, but I had a surprising and pleasant realization as I listened to this book: I am a much calmer driver when I am listening to a book!

I don't mind stopping at yet another red light or being stuck behind the slowest driver on the highway that just means that I get to hear a little bit more of my book before I arrive at my. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things blends humour with brutal realities.

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Fat shaming, body issues, self-harm and sexual assault are difficult topics Virginia must navigate. Fat shaming, body issues, self-harm and sexual assault are difficult topics Virginia must navigate. Description. This irreverent, but touching tale is a Michael L.

Printz Award Honor Book by acclaimed author Carolyn Mackler. Fifteen-year-old Virginia Shreves is overweight and doesn't have many friends, but wants to be like her family-picture perfect. More Featured Review Features.

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