This modernized version of The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things includes a new cover, bonus materials, and a teaser chapter of the long-awaited . The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things is an award-winning young adult novel by Carolyn Mackler. It follows the life of Virginia Shreves, who lives. Carolyn Mackler (born July 13, in Manhattan) is an American author of young adult literature. She has written nine novels including Infinite in Between; Love and Other Four-Letter Words; The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round.

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The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

Mackler was born in Manhattan, but when she was one her parents moved from Greenwich Village to Syracuse, New York eearth, and finally to Brockport, New Yorkwhich is the setting for many of her novels. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Love, who merely sarth she try kickboxing instead of hurting herself.

Mackler writes on her website of the importance of novels for young adults and their influence on her:.

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Carolyn Mackler Goodreads Author. And most importantly, that it’s okay for her to be who she is.

It caroolyn not make them love their body type or make them comfortable in their own skin. Carolyn Mackler is starting In the Unlikely Event. Only flag comments that clearly need our attention.


While this book had a positive message, it was kind of hard to find underneath all the sleaziness and profanity. Jun 06, Abby rated it it was ok Shelves: Pages for Her by Sylvia Brownrigg. I did enjoy it but there were some things that I did not like. The stupidity burns so hard it hurts. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Okay, this book is 15 years old and I just read it now since I have an ARC of book 2 which comes out at the end of May.

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things: Carolyn Mackler: Bloomsbury YA

This is the very same girl that was overheard saying she would rather kill herself than be Virginia. Problems that are dangerous, that can hurt people. The book rounded itself off too This book has trigger warnings for depression, rape, self-harm and bulimia! I loved watching Virginia find her voice and realize that. There must be some sort of checklist authors use for an overweight novel: Another thing is that the ending happened quickly.

Vegan, Virgin, Valentine V Valentine, thee 3. This one was a strange mix of empowering and kinda problematic for me?? Her mum is a child psychologist, but legit praises her daughter for getting an eating disorder also her MUM has an eating disorder. Moony starts rasping, “Froggy went a-courtin’, and he did ride, a-huh, a-huh. My self-doubt comes more when I’m writing and not loving what’s coming out.

On one hand, it is a good teen book Why, it’s a Printz Honor! Nov 17, bookczuk rated it it was ok Shelves: I think I only picked this book up because of the eye-catching title.


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Carolyn Mackler

Virginia is bigger than anyone else in her family and they have a rude way of reminding her about that. Virginia struggles daily to find how she fits in and how she could become comfortable with who she is. Carolyn Earyh acclaimed book has been updated for a new audience and is as relevant, funny and full of heart as it was when it was first published fifteen years ago.

They never bothered to cagolyn talk to Virginia, they just made rude comments about her size. Carolyn Mackler has read. She also feels like she is does not belong to the family. Virginia has a lot of insecurities.

Retrieved 8 August Just what I needed after finishing Before I Die Virginia makes references to killing herself drinking bleach after the rape allegations are made against her brother. Beginning at age four recorded stories on earh tape recorder, and dictated her stories to her mother who wrote them down for her.