Post a Comment. Tuesday, October 30, Skinny by Donna Cooner. Skinny tells the story of a morbidly obese teenager who decides to have surgery in an attempt to lose weight. Fifteen year old Ever Davies is lbs.
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Return to Book Page. Preview — Skinny by Donna Cooner. Skinny by Donna Cooner Goodreads Author. Find your voice. Skinny tells Ever all the dark thoughts her classmates have about her. But there is anot Find your voice. Partly in the hopes of trying out for the school musical—and partly to try and save her own life—Ever decides to undergo a risky surgery that may help her lose weight and start over. With the support of her best friend, Ever begins the uphill battle toward change.
But demons, she finds, are not so easy to shake, not even as she sheds pounds. Because Skinny is still around. And Ever will have to confront that voice before she can truly find her own.
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Aisha I would say at the age if 12 years old you should have the capability to read this as well as understand and embrace the story. The reason for that is …more I would say at the age if 12 years old you should have the capability to read this as well as understand and embrace the story. The reason for that is that most girls become self conscious of their bodies at the age of But in this book she expresses her emotions and can hear negative voices.
I hope this helps Oh, I almost forgot. I love this book, I am almost finished but i need to know if "skinny" really reads peoples thoughts or is she lying? Khaili She is lying come to find out she is blind. See all 13 questions about Skinny….
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Ever is 15 and pounds. She's been gaining weight ever since her mother died when she was ten. Ever has a voice in her head, who she calls Skinny, who tells her what other people think of her. She knows that everyone is disgusted by her. Her only friend is her childhood friend, Rat. Ever decides that with gastric bypass surgery, she will lose the weight, and Skinny, for good.
Then she will be able to do everything she ever dreamed on, mainly trying out for the school musical and getting her o Ever is 15 and pounds. Then she will be able to do everything she ever dreamed on, mainly trying out for the school musical and getting her old friend, Jackson, to fall in love with her.
I had a lot of problems with this book. I almost don't know where to start. I was on page seven of this book when I figured out that Ever was seriously depressed and was in need of counseling. Page seven. Her mother died when she was ten, she started gaining weight shortly after that, she thinks everyone is constantly looking at her and judging her, she has one friend, she knows she has a beautiful voice but can't sing and she's got this voice in her head telling her how worthless and ugly she is.
This kid needs help, right now. You know what she doesn't need? Major surgery. Ever weights pounds and at 15 years old and 5'6" that certainly is a health issue. But the bigger issue is how tightly drawn into herself she is, and at the same time blames everything on everyone around her.
She is totally blind to the actual perceptions and actions of people around her. All she can see is her weight. If only she wasn't fat, everything would be fine. She would get back the boy she loves, she would star in the school musical, etc. These are totally rational things for a depressed, overweight kid to think. But you know what needs to not happen? Ever does not want the surgery because there is a concern about her health. There's one sentence about how she's in danger for diabetes and heart problems.
Nothing more, no details given. Ever goes in for gastric bypass surgery because she's convinced that if she loses weight, all her problems will be solved. And her father and her doctor let her.
This is so, so wrong. There is no discussion of what actually happens when someone wants a surgery like this. The doctor that saw Ever should have his license revoked. He makes a comment about how obesity is becoming more of a problem with adolescents true and that children as young as 12 had had the surgery. Who is performing these surgeries?
Where are their parents? It would have to be an pretty damn extreme circumstance I would think. I have a friend who has just had a similar surgery. It was not gastric bypass itself, but very similar. She did it because she is an adult who has struggled with her weight for years, who is now experiencing back problems and other health issues. In order to be considered for the procedure she had to attend THREE informational sessions on the procedure.
Ever's getting prepped for her surgery and saying things like, "Wait, I'm not going to be able to eat sweets anymore? A therapist probably would have spent five minutes with Ever before realizing she was depressed. You don't get to just waltz into the doctor, tell him you've tried to lose weight before and can't and they sign you up.
And in a YA book, that's important. I know that Donna Cooner had gastric bypass surgery as an adult. Her experience was probably positive and she wanted to share that. She also clearly wanted to write a happy YA book that involved a makeover. She didn't want to write a serious book about someone trying to figure out if surgery was the right decision for her. And when it comes to YA books about weight lose, I think you need to tread very carefully. Ever has her surgery and begins to lose weight.
A popular girl adopts her and helps her buy lots of pretty clothes and makeup and takes her for a fancy haircut.
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BookPage interview by Heather Seggel. But Skinny is a character, and not a nice one. Author Donna Cooner knows a thing or two about that voice. When we speak by phone she makes it clear that honesty is vital to shutting it down.
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