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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,073 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paula Danziger Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2015 ISBN: 9780553552843
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Marcy’s life is a mess. Her parents don’t understand her, she feels like a fat blimp with no friends, and her favorite teacher just got fired. Ms. Finney wasn’t like the other teachers, and she was helping Marcy feel good about being herself. Now that she’s gone, Marcy doesn’t know what to do. She’s always thought things would be better if she could just lose weight, but the loss of Ms. Finney sparks something inside her. She decides to join the fight to bring back her teacher, and in doing so, she discovers that her voice might matter more than she ever realized.

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  • “First published in 1974, Paula Danziger’s compassionate and accurate portrayal of a young girl struggling to find her own voice rings as true today as it did 30 years ago. A full cast brings this modern American classic of teenage angst to life with humor and pathos.”

    School Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 2/20/2014

    " One of the best "coming of age" novels ever. Love you, Marcy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caitlinleah | 1/19/2014

    " I haven't read this for years. thanks shelf discovery! i had forgotten everything about it. a classic case of small people, big problems. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/19/2014

    " This book is talking about a girl called Marcy Lewis that really hate to go to gym class and her father. She is a fat girl who does not want to change gym suit in gym, she always tell her teacher that the cat eats her gym suit. However, there is a new teacher comes, she is Ms. Finney, the one who changes Marcy a lot. In her class, Marcy meets her new friends, learns a lot, and even meets a boy that she loves. But Ms. Finney is suspended because the school does not like the teaching method that she teaches. Marcy tries to let Ms. Finney back, she and the other students are against the school. Finally, Ms. Finney can back, but she does not want to. Marcy feels sad, but she also understand one thing. She should continue to learn no matter what. I think this book is great, and I also understand why Marcy does not want to change in gym room. I think Marcy is brave, she can against the thing that she does not like, no matter what. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 1/18/2014

    " This is a childhood favorite of my daughter when she was a child. I really enjoyed reading it. I would recommend it highly to junior high girls. Good message, fun characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diana | 1/15/2014

    " Read this one as a teenager, I really enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Mathieu | 12/26/2013

    " Loved this one as a kid. Paula Danziger told it like it was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aj Forest | 12/25/2013

    " I read this book when I was in seventh grade--in 1979-- and I loved it then. I loved all of Paula Danziger's books, her quirky characters, first person narration and dry humour. This book was a nostalgic read recently while cleaning out some old boxes. Proud to say I put in in the "keeper" pile :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Readerrabbit11 | 12/21/2013

    " it teaches you to be yourself, but i still think it could have been a little more interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/8/2013

    " Oh Marcy, could I love you more? This book helped me and a lot of other girls accept what we looked like and who we were. I especially like this cover (the one I own) as that is EXACTLY what I imagine Marcy to look like! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jorjiacalaway | 12/3/2013

    " ok i am only adiing this book because i did not like it so i am warning you to not waste your time reading it! sorry "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeritza | 11/15/2013

    " This book is about a girl that learns to feol happy about her body. A new teacher in school helps her go through it until the day the fired,her and her class try to do every thing they can to save there teacher. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maddie S. | 6/27/2013

    " This is such a good book!! =) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue Moore | 6/15/2013

    " This was one of my favorite books when I was a kid, and reading it again after 15 years proved it's staying power. It's still one of my all time favorite books. It was so inspiring to me when I was young to stand up for what I believe in, and it hasn't lost that magic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mariad | 2/23/2013

    " i lovedf this book, i liked the characters and what it was about! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paulette | 12/10/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book as an adolescent. If I remember correctly I felt that the family dynamics were realistic, albeit a bit of a downer. It gave a different perspective and message compared to much of the 'happy ending' stuff in TV sitcoms etc. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 11/11/2012

    " this was one of my favorite books as a kid! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kari | 1/23/2012

    " I loved this book when I was younger, it's such a great story. I can't believe it's now out of print! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 elissa | 11/19/2011

    " I'd give this 4 1/2 stars if I could. One of my earliest YA reads. I think I was 10 when I read and loved it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa | 6/17/2011

    " If you know a girl who doesn't quite fit in, who's a bit snarky and a lot funny, this is the book to give. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 6/11/2011

    " This is a TIMELESS story, unbelievable that it was written over 30 years ago. Still relevant for today's children. Many young teens feel just like Marcy Lewis... so desperately trying to fit in, and feel comfortable in their own skin, find their way in life and stick up for what is right. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 4/19/2011

    " This is a childhood favorite of my daughter when she was a child. I really enjoyed reading it. I would recommend it highly to junior high girls. Good message, fun characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruthmgon | 3/29/2011

    " Marcy marcy marcy! Had to re read this classic, love how even though nothing is really solved here, you can tell that everything is going to be alright in the end here. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 2/27/2011

    " Haven't been reading Teen Lit lately so don't have a reference point. Enjoyed this book about how a fat girl learns to like herself. Some nice interweaving of contemporary (1974) political issues. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 2/2/2011

    " This was the only book amongst the many that were referred to me by my English teacher, Mr. Dubois, that didn't either end or begin with someone's death. Although it is a little sad at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 1/30/2011

    " This is a TIMELESS story, unbelievable that it was written over 30 years ago. Still relevant for today's children. Many young teens feel just like Marcy Lewis... so desperately trying to fit in, and feel comfortable in their own skin, find their way in life and stick up for what is right. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Douceline | 1/9/2011

    " it was interesting fighting for what u believe is good "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carolena P | 12/11/2010

    " This book wasn't that good. It had some boring parts and some good ones. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tina | 11/24/2010

    " The story was pretty cute. Same story line as all chubby tales though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 11/10/2010

    " I think it was a good book because it makes someone reallize how special you can be, and how hard this girl work to have the only person who understands her.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 11/10/2010

    " Loved this book as a kid - rereading to determine if appropriate for my 10-year old. And I like the cover of my book better....it's a classic.

    Yep, still love it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caitlinleah | 11/7/2010

    " I haven't read this for years. thanks shelf discovery! i had forgotten everything about it. a classic case of small people, big problems. "

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About the Author
Author Paula DanzigerPaula Danziger was born in Washington D.C. and raised in New Jersey. She began her career as a teacher before devoting herself to her writing career full-time. She has received many honors including a Parent's Choice Award and an IRA-CBC Children's Choice Award.