Fat Chance [Lesléa Newman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A diary records a year in the life of Judi Leibowitz as she dreams of. Fat Chance: The Novel [Leslea Newman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A diary records a year in the life of Judi Liebowitz as she. Judi Liebowitz thinks she’s fat. And she’s convinced, as she confides in her diary, that she’d be happier if she were skinnier. So when Judi becomes friendly with.

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This books is well written and explains biochemistry in a way that I can understand. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. For other uses, see Fat Chance. La protagonista non sopporta i suoi chili di troppo e decide di provvedere, aiutata dal cattivo esempio: Keeping her secret is difficult, and when Nancy ends up in the hospital as a result of her bulimia, Judi begins to have second thoughts.

Jun 17, Andrea Holladay-Bachman rated it really nemwan it Shelves: I heard a PBS interview with Lustig and decided to avoid refined carbs even before I was able to get the book. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. To ask other readers questions about Fat Chanceplease sign up. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

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This book was a very touching book about a girl who wanted to be the thinniest girl in her grade and she would do anything to achieve that goal but her forcing herself to throw up after she ate might not have been a good choice.

The answer to all her problems seems to appear the day she stumbles across popular girl and future gat, Nancy Pratt, vomiting in the restroom. Published August 8th by Puffin first published Learn more about Amazon Prime. I read this in middle school. Some of Judi’s thoughts were exactly my own when I read it.


She is also the author of many books for adults that deal with lesbian identity, Jewish identity and the intersection and collision between the two. He explains it from angles that you have never even realized existed Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. This is no easy thing to cure and it’s no joke for Nancy or Judi, it’s a matter of Life or Death. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Jun 01, Angel rated it it was amazing.

It doesn’t help that Judi’s classmates are typical kids who tease and taunt about any perceived physical flaws with little regard for the feelings they hurt or the self-esteem they damage. Judi is worried about her weight and wants to do anything to be skinny. My cholesterol readings were within the normal fah.

Since then I have lost another ten pounds and my glucose is usually in the normal range. What exactly WAS the girl doing in there, and fur This really delves into what every girl thinks about at least once leskea her life.

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And then you get to the end of the book and cry because it’s just so sweet, and also, from a writing point of view, really cuance up just in the most perfect way. Feb 18, Olive Skies rated it really liked it Recommended to Olive by: The book is really easy to read and the story makes you want to continue reading! In fact, I surprised my husband fxt a store-bought pie a few weeks ago and we felt so bad after a couple of slices that we threw the rest in the trash and have not even been tempted to buy anything similar since.

I remember asking the librarian in my middle school – I was in 7th grade at the time – if she had any books on the subject and she was stunned that I had asked. From Publishers Weekly In a starred review, PW said that this “convincing” and “true-to-life” story about an eighth-grade girl with bulimia “should be required reading for adolescent girls. Also, while reading this book, you end up really remembering being in the 8th grade, hating your body, wishing to be the beautiful, popular girl, daydreaming about the ridiculously handsome guy, thinking your mother just won’t understand.


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And she’s convinced, as she confides in her diary, that she’d be happier if she were skinnier. But one day, Richard passes her a note.

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It actually is not boring. A fairly average young adult novel written in the style of an 8th grader’s diary. See all customer images. Front cover of novel. My blood pressure had dropped thirty points. BUT, I like the dairy format and first person perspective of the book.

I remember buying it at a book fair in middle school, and just being blown away by it. As the story continuesdrama stirs up as Monica does something unforgettable to Judi.

On the third read I took notes. Want to Read saving…. Usually I love weight loss novels – or at least the idea of them. Oct 20, erica rated it it was ok Shelves: More important than the weight aspect of avoiding carbs, however, is the link of hyperinsulemia to diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, depression, and even cancer. Nancy befriends Judi and Judi helps Nancy hide her secrets that keep her skinny.

As she suffers from Bulimia, which Judi does not know it’s harmful.

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