Fat Chance: The Novel [Leslea Newman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A diary records a year in the life of Judi Liebowitz as she. Fat Chance has ratings and 62 reviews. Angel said: I rarely give books five stars. Not only does it have to be flawless, but it generally has to acco. In a series of diary entries, thirteen-year-old Judi recounts her struggles to lose weight, hide her bulimia from her mother, find a boy friend, and decide on a.

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Critical reviews for Fat Chance were positive. Apr 16, Brianon Sheffield rated it it was amazing Nedman But in my recollection no author has so accurately written about what it’s like to be a teenager, and if that is not the true purpose of books, I’m not sure what is.

Fat Chance

If you need a realistic fiction i would say to read this one. Oct 20, erica rated it it was ok Shelves: I just wish the world was a gentler place.

Her award-winning short story, A Letter To Harvey Milk has been made into a film and adapted for tat stage. She’s convinced that if only she had “creamy thighs and amazing cheekbones that look like I’m always sipping through a straw” her best friend Monica wouldn’t have stolen the boy she had a crush on.

And let’s not forget her best friendMonica. Since starting to read YA books, I never realized how many stories there are about bulimic girls.

Languages Italiano Edit links. It will win no Pulitzer I rarely give books five stars. Nancy befriends Judi and Judi helps Another eating chamce title. Then I was older but still young and with an eating disorder. Does he like her back or was it just a filthy prank played chancr her by Tommy Aristo?

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I can’t remember how much I fwt it after developing an eating disorder, but when I read it over and over again when I was younger.

All these years I have searched for the book so that I can reread it. Luckily and literally, it randomly came to me out the blue. So she could either stop that or die. Aug 03, Neika rated it it was amazing. Losing weight has some positives, but the strain it has created in the relationships with her best lesoea and her mother involve more negatives than she may be willing to endure.

In addition to being an author, Ms. When I read that book, I told everyone about it and the school librarian told a lot of kids came asking for it. Return to Book Page.

It was a quick read, but I didn’t find it as amazing as my friend did who leant it to me. As she suffers from Bulimia, which Judi does not know it’s harmful. May 20, Kayla rated it it was amazing Shelves: Refresh and try again. To ask other readers questions about Fat Chanceplease sign up.

Oct 14, Sierra rated it really liked it Shelves: Jun ft, Angel rated it it was amazing. lsslea

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I had never read a book dealing with eating disorders, and this one pretty much made me never want to experience one. Judi Liebowitz wants to be the thinnest girl in eighth grade and have a boyfriend. Nov 12, Ceren rated it really liked it.

Instead of this book helping me to realize my disordered way of thinking and eating, I found that it gave me more ideas on how to hide my symptoms from friends and family. What exactly WAS the girl doing in there, and chancd, why is she mad at Judi for being there?

Lesoea Judi believes every word Nancy says, she has picked up the habit to purge to lose weight and get closer to her goal. Retrieved from ” https: Also, while reading this book, you end up really remembering being in the 8th grade, hating your body, wishing to be the beautiful, popular girl, daydreaming about the ridiculously handsome guy, thinking your mother just won’t understand. Nancy teaches Judi the secret she uses to staying thin, binge-purge thinking this will somehow help.


It will win no Pulitzers, no Nobels. Front cover of novel.

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She learns tricks to avoid eating breakfast, consumes only diet Coke for lunch, and tries to get away with eating as little as possible of her mother’s home-cooked dinners. And then you get to the end of the nrwman and cry because it’s just so sweet, and also, from a writing point of view, really wraps up just in the most perfect ledlea. Judi is worried about her weight and wants to do anything to be skinny. I highly recommended to read this book and I read this book in the 8th grade.

Though the writing is excellent, this book is no Steinbeck. Jul 29, A rated it it was amazing. This is no easy thing to cure and it’s no joke for Nancy or Judi, it’s a matter of Life or Death.

I highly recommended to read this book and such a great book and powerful message. The answer to all her problems seems to appear the day she stumbles across popular girl and future model, Nancy Pratt, vomiting in the restroom. Oct 20, Danielle Smith rated it it was ok.