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Blob

by Frieda Wishinsky

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published: Mar 2010
ISBN:9781554694440
Description

It's hard enough for Eve to adjust to a new high school without the extra weight she's gained over the summer. Her best friend is ashamed to hang out with her, and she's become the focus of a schoolmate's cruelty. Determined not to be "that pathetic fat girl" at school, Eve struggles with a diet and forces herself to join a mentoring program. The diet only makes her food obsessed, and she feels she is failing as a mentor. How can a lonely fat girl gain the confidence she needs to succeed?

About the Author

Frieda Wishinsky is the award-winning author of more than sixty books, including picture books, novels and non-fiction, which have been translated into many languages. Each One Special, illustrated by Werner Zimmerman, was nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award, and Please, Louise! illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay won the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. More recently, Frieda has written the novel Avis Dolphin, illustrated by Willow Dawson, and A History of Just about Everything with Elizabeth MacLeod, illustrated by Qin Leng. Frieda grew up in Manhattan and has always loved crossing the Brooklyn Bridge. She now lives in Toronto.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
9 to 12
Grade:
5 to 9
Reading age:
10 to 14
Awards
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books starred selection
  • Commended, YALSA Quick Picks nominee
Editorial Reviews

"Readers will relate to Eve's story."

— The Horn Book Guide

"Any teenage girls who have felt insecure or excluded will enjoy, and be inspired by, Eve no matter what they think of her weight…Readers will devour Blob in the same way Eve devours chocolate bars: after a taste you won't be able to stop until it's finished. Blob should be required reading for tween and teenage girls, or anyone who has ever been a teenager. Highly Recommended."

— CM Magazine

"Examines a very common struggle…Wishinsky's character feels the frustration of dieting but learns to handle her situation in a healthy way, both physically and mentally. She provides teens with a positive role model for dealing with a weight issue."

— TeensReadToo.com

"Wishinsky captures the often brutal high school environment very well...The storyline is fast-paced and interesting while being written at a readability level which will appeal to those who struggle with reading. Eve's predicament reflects the issues that many young women in middle and high school have body image."

— Resource Links

"Examines a very common struggle…Wishinsky's character feels the frustration of dieting but learns to handle her situation in a healthy way, both physically and mentally. She provides teens with a positive role model for dealing with a weight issue."

— Readingjunky's Reading Roost blog

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