Hey y'all! I'm so excited to chat about a quieter release from this month, Heather Smith's Chicken Girl! This book may sound a bit wild in concept, but it touches on a lot of realistic themes in YA, and Poppy is a really strong character given everything that she's gone through. But I don't want … Continue reading Chicken Girl by Heather Smith: Siblings, Wordplay, and Chicken Suits!
3 stars Savannah has a lot on her plate. Besides being home without her sister as a buffer between Savvy and her mother, Savannah has to deal with her mother's obsession with weight growing deeper and her pressure for Savvy to be constantly mindful of what she eats growing stronger. Between her mom's diet-helicoptering, missing … Continue reading To Be Honest by Maggie Ann Martin (ARC): Body Positivity, Family Issues, and So Much More
4 stars Cookie Vonn's dream is to become the next big fashion designer. But being fat is a cardinal sin in the world of fashion, and Cookie's always being compared to her supermodel mother. And when a trip to New York gone wrong including being deemed too fat to fly and having her once-in-a-lifetime opportunity … Continue reading Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly deVos (DRC): Not Another Weight-Loss Story
4 stars Patrick “Pack” Walsh is happy with how things are. The consistency and predictability of his life is something that is dependable in Pack's life. But when a letter from Pack's supposedly dead mother arrives, everything changes. Pack begins to question everything he knows--from his family to his friends--and he takes on the road … Continue reading Questions I Want to Ask You by Michelle Falkoff (DRC): When the World Turns Upside Down
4.5 stars This year, Millie is going to chase after her secret dream of broadcast journalism and also finally kiss her crush, instead of going to fat camp this summer. At the same time, Callie is the queen bee of the school, but with other girls, she's more frenemy than friend. And when circumstances (which … Continue reading Puddin’ by Julie Murphy (DRC): Don’t Break the Rules, Change ’em.