A unique coming-of-age novel with diverse characters that meets the criteria for a fat-positive novel.
When you erase the fat and leave the girl, you’re still not getting much person.
To whom would this book appeal other than Ehrenreich herself?
Evans’s prose has depth and variety…
Stories are the only way we can make that connection to a spiritual realm…
“But my grades — my brains –” Bobby struggled to express herself. “A teacher has to be smart.”
She almost died of “pewmonia,” for instance.
Michalski has a great talent…
L.M.M. uses the titular character sparingly, and instead gives readers a short story collection that will leave them frustrated.
“The other evening Mrs. Sloane was reading a newspaper and she said to Mr. Sloane, ‘I see here that another octogenarian has just died. What IS an octogenarian, Peter?’ And Mr. Sloane said he didn’t know, but they must be very sickly creatures, for you never heard tell of them but they were dying.”