Skinny [Donna Cooner] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This novel kickstarted a national conversation on weight, beauty, and. Find your voice. Hopeless. Freak. Elephant. Pitiful. These are the words of Skinny , the vicious voice that lives inside fifteen-year-old Ever Davies’s head. 10 Oct Donna Cooner’s new young adult novel, Skinny, follows Ever, an obese teenage girl who decides to have weight loss surgery. Reviewer.

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Nov 18, Katie rated it it was ok Shelves: However, the reader wants Ever to believe in herself and in the possibilities she has for the future. Feb dinna, Ana Ivkov rated it really liked it. Donma you hate everything predictable and cliched, Skinny is definitely not for you – it is Cheese Central. To view it, click here. So in order to render her life all hunky dory once more, said insufferable teenage girl called Ever, “named for the fairy tales her mother loved so much” – oh, puh-lease decide A cloying story brimming with stereotypes.

Where was you when she was getting bullied?! And silencing Skinny is the hardest task of all. Books by Donna Cooner.

‘Skinny’ Starts A Conversation For Overweight Teens

And the conversation with Skinny at the end where it’s all over within maybe a page? Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email.

These problems ultimately stem from grief – although this backstory is never actually explained so it’s certainly never emotionally compelling. There’s nothing wrong with stories involving anorexia or bulimia, but I’ve read several – and reviewed several. To ask other readers questions about Skinnyplease sign up. EVER is Ever’s worst enemy and she faces that realization and beats it down.


Posted by About me at 6: Anyway, in conclusion, it was dumb, and poorly written. Girl gets fat, guy gets popular. It only cares if you’re fat.

The aspect of “Skinny,” the discouraging, taunting voice in her head rang true to me – we all have that voice, and when you’re in a position like Ever’s, it’s easy to see how it could be so constant and all-consuming.

She would always get bully at her school. I hope this helps Oh, I almost forgot. Not in, out, done, or pretty sure people would lose their licenses to perform this procedure.

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Even members of Ever’s family don’t appear to be all that interested in her and dnona struggles. And, as I previously mentioned, the weight loss is not a quick fix. From the predictable, Cinderella loosely based, overall plot, to the traditional high school experiences being accepted into the “cool” crowd, going to the BIG dance, etc. Nor does she ever actually deal with the root of the problem, dknna grief the death of her mother.

That character alone was so complicated and it felt more alive to me than any other in that story. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

May 18, Sylvia rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ever does not want the surgery because there is a concern about her health. The psychological aspect as well as the physiological standpoint I have several people very close to me who have had the surgery so this was relatable and sympathetic.

I think every teenage girl should read it. Finally, and I mentioned this before the book came out, I was incredibly annoyed that they couldn’t put an actual plus sized girl on the cover. When Ever is 15, she’s over pounds.


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She learns that just because you become thinner, sure, you can shop in different stores, but that doesn’t mean your problems magically go away. Young Ever Williams hears a negative voice every day in her head, telling her just how fat and disgusting she is. It was fascinating to read about something like that, something I wouldn’t normally be confronted with. With the support of her best friend, Ever begins the uphill battle toward change.

The surgery happens quickly, and in no time, view spoiler [ Ever has lost weight and now has the attention of popular people at school. It was too weird. First, Ever’s social and emotional isolation was solely self-induced and all of the popular kids were just waiting around for her to stop being so angry so that they could have the chance to be nice to her.

Ever has a tinkerbell goth girl in her head who whispers to her what people are thinking ‘Look how fat she is’.

We just need copner accept that she shovels down candy and that’s how it goes. He provides Ever a ride to school and after school she accompanies him to the Sam Houston Boys and Girls Club where he works on the computers while Ever entertains the children at the club with her beautiful voice and her ability to tell stories, especially Cinderella.