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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Carolyn Mackler (Author of The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things)

It is not impossible carolyb be fat and healthy. No one, in fact, grows in that family but the protagonist, and even her, not enough. No suggestions will be added to this month. It annoyed me that the doctor specifically mentioned her not being “obese”–I can see how being somewhat overweight would make her feel like she stood out in her thin family, but it wouldn’t be enough for other people tye notice her as being particularly fat, certainly not for people to glare at her when they see her eating a piece of pizza.

Apr 16, Penny rated it liked it Shelves: Guess all is well…? They spoke to me in a way that nothing else did. Webarchive template wayback links Pages to import images to Wikidata.

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

View all 26 comments. On paper, Virginia has it all. This girl had a warped view of herself in the world. There’s no way she is the ONLY heavy girl in eaarth school. Topics Mentioning This Author. Virgina has always thought of her brother as a role model, but when he get kicked out of collage for a sex party. I loved being part of her journey, and even though it wasn’t complete, she made a great deal of progress. Want to Read saving… Error rating book. Changing your hair color and piercing you brow doesn’t make you comfortable about your body all of a sudden.


Her parents are extremely judgemental and kind of busy dealing with her brother’s problems, her best friend moved away, and no one at school takes any notice of her, except for Froggy who we did not get enough of! Mackler said that in hhe, she realized that she loved writing as much as she loved to read.

She kept trying to blame everyone else. Mixed feelings for several different reasons, but overall I liked this very much and read it in one sitting. Then her perfect brother does something despicable, and Virginia begins to question everything. Lists with This Book.

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She was in Realistic characters. A lot has changed since then. Remarks and comments in her file from previous teachers indicated she was also well behaved and nice to be around.

She also realizes that she must understand who she is on the inside and that this is much more important than external appearances. They’ll just disappoint you. I just couldn’t ignore it when I saw it on the library shelf. But where in the world would you come up with the idea to pursue nothing more than meaningless and frankly humiliating sex?

She started snapping at people, biting their heads off, and walking around like she was Queen Sh! It’s the only way I’ll be able to carry on. Her teens feel lived in to me—smart, observant, but realistic in terms of their insecurities and limitations.

Nov 17, bookczuk rated it it was ok Shelves: It was not a fun experience. I read this exclusively because I got an ARC of the sequel, which is inexplicably coming out this year. Problems that are dangerous, that can hurt people.


I loved Virginia and I loved that she was 15!! Want to Read saving….

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

Award NomineeLincoln Award Nominee When reading this book I didn’t love the main character, I really thought that she was messed up, and seeing her family I didn’t have to wonder why. That the mother keeps her career and still thinks she’s a good mother, that the only self improvement in the whole book is rushed, unrealistic and doesn’t lead to any resolution of the root of her problems.

I figured I would read this to see if I wanted the sequel. The neglect allied to the abuse led this girl to put herself in danger and the mother never even knows! Apr 11, Wendy rated maclker liked it Recommended to Wendy by: No one faces any real trouble for that.

Her mother had gone back to work as a child pyschologist, overseeing an entire hospital based clinic for troubled teens. This book is a Printz Mackelr and I thought that it had the potential to be good, but it chose not to. Kiss by Ted Dekker. Look, I like the message the author is trying to convey, but I think Melina Marchetta does it better in Saving Francesca.

The ridiculous title tried to warn me away, but no, I had to get it because I really wanted to read about an eating disorder that was the opposite of anorexia.

So for once, I’d like to read a novel where the heavy weight heroine is just that–a heroine. Whatever size that may be.