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4.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 54.09 out of 5 4.09 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carolyn Mackler Narrator: Johanna Parker Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2016 ISBN: 9781440796494
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This irreverent, but touching tale is a 2004 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. What she knows about her family, however, slowly begins to change after one tragic phone call.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma the Dork | 2/3/2014

    " loved it. thats really all i need to say. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Priyanka | 1/27/2014

    " funny in most parts, coz i could relate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krista | 1/21/2014

    " I read this book this term and I really liked it! It really shows you that you don't need to care what anyone but you thinks. You should be the only person that you should try to impress and if someone doesn't like you because you are you it means you should let them go. I learned alot about being yourself no matter what. I think it's a good lesson and a good book for any teenage girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leigh | 1/21/2014

    " Great book for a teenager with confidence issues!! I didn't know it was a book for teens...but I read it and loved it!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brianon Baker | 1/4/2014

    " a great story about loving yourself just the way you are. I didn't love all the sex references though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ♥ Tahshea LaBrew ♥ | 1/3/2014

    " This book was really good. Virginia changes throughout book,and I respect that. She changes for good reasons through the book and learns a few new things about the people around her. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tatiana | 11/27/2013

    " An "issue" book which is too simplistic and life lessons-ridden to be enjoyed at my advanced age. I want something that can surprise me. And Printz Honor? And on the top of the banned books list? WHY? Is this about those second base scenes? Or there is more to come? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 11/20/2013

    " Very typical, but a decent enough read if you're hard-pressed for anything better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amodhya | 11/9/2013

    " Really amazing book but ending is kind of unsatisfying but cute. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elisa Mendoza | 9/21/2013

    " I liked this book, very dramatic and so many adventures take place in the book:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Sinfield | 9/1/2013

    " Loved it. Awesome, learned to just be yourself no matter what "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah S | 3/1/2013

    " Quietly optimistic, unabashedly honest, but a little quick to end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 1/5/2013

    " I had to read this when I saw the title. Didn't know it was YA when I downloaded it, but I enjoyed it anyway. Very relatable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesley | 12/20/2012

    " Great fun! A wonderful coming of age story! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 &nd i thouqht i was onn topp of dhee world. | 8/8/2012

    " this book is extremely quud i read iht in dhee 6th qrade nd luvved iht..! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jordaline Vulva | 7/5/2012

    " I really didn't want this book to end. I love Virginia and Froggy so much. Ugh, if you haven't read this book, YOU NEED TOO. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nina | 3/12/2012

    " I loved this book!! The best!! An absolute read again!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Traci | 2/21/2012

    " I loved this book! It really sends a great message to girls! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rene | 1/8/2012

    " Virginia is the odd man out and has severe low self esteem about her weight. Discovers who she really is through the course of this book. I thought it was fabulous. Easy to read and waaaaaay too close to home for comfort. I give this book an A. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lily | 1/2/2012

    " I loved this book until the end. The changes were so dramatic and out of place and didn't make sense with the given information. But I loved it nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raina | 12/28/2011

    " This is one of my favorites because again, I related to the main character so well. She was this smart girl who had more to love on her body. I recommend this book to girls who are a bit curvy and for those who actually would like to step inside the mind of a not so thin girl. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lakyra | 8/3/2011

    " I learned that you should always feel confident in your self "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 6/28/2011

    " I've heard so many great things about this book despite the title so i decided to try it out. At first reading this i wanted to put it down and puke, but then it spiked and became amazing. I loved it at once and understood why it was so acclaimed and won an award. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maddie14 | 6/26/2011

    " I didn't like the ending. But the book was funny and I ended up really liking Virginia. At first she was really depressed and thought her family was perfect. But her family was not perfect and she realized that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Magenta | 6/26/2011

    " So, I liked this book 3/4 of the way and then I gave up and skipped to the end. I liked that the main character felt very real, and I liked the amount of self-loathing up until a point, and then it became whiny with a sudden quick fix in the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 6/15/2011

    " Cute. Read a couple of years ago, recommended a bunch of times to teen girls on the fringe. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 6/8/2011

    " Young adult. Great read for young adults, especially those concerned with weight. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nadine | 6/6/2011

    " Usually I like the books written by Carolyn Mackler but I was a bit desapointed with this one. I tought it was kinda boring and not a lot of things were going on. I also think that I didn't enjoy this book because the main characters were too young. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 6/6/2011

    " i like this book so far.. i hope it gets better as i am readin "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maya | 6/3/2011

    " I really liked this book as it tackles all different issues. But a few months after I read it, I was thinking and couldnt come up with the name of it and finally I just decide to google names from the book and found it. But I liked this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 5/31/2011

    " I would recommend this book to any young woman I know. It dealt with more adult issues than I expected, and handled it all beautifully. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Britta | 5/30/2011

    " So hysterical! Every teenage girl must read!
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About the Author
Author Carolyn Mackler

Carolyn Mackler is the Printz Honor–winning author of The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things; Tangled; Guyaholic; Vegan Virgin Valentine; and Love and Other Four-Letter Words. Her novels have been published in over fifteen countries.

About the Narrator

Johanna Parker is an Audie and Earphone Award–winning actress living and working in San Francisco. Since narrating her first audiobook in 2002, she has received praise for her work in all genres, including her portrayal of Sookie Stackhouse in Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire books. She received her BFA in acting from Boston University and studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She has performed on stages in London, Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York and has numerous film and television credits. As a voice-over actress, she has voiced commercials, video games, documentaries, and websites.