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. Fat Chance has ratings and 62 reviews. Angel said: I rarely give books five stars. Not only does it have to be flawless, but it generally has to acco. In a series of diary entries, thirteen-year-old Judi recounts her struggles to lose weight, hide her bulimia from her mother, find a boy friend, and decide on a.

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If you need a realistic fiction i would say to read this one. And then you get to the end of the book and cry because neman just so sweet, and also, from a writing point of view, really wraps up just in the most perfect way.

I was in eighth grade, just like Judi. Jun 05, Brooke rated it really liked it.

At twelve, this had been a very good read for me. It’s no Wintergirls and it’s dated; it’s from the s.

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Hcance not going to lie, Newmaan don’t remember the quality of the writing or character develop, but over ten years after I read it I remember it’s impact on me, so I think that says something. Through Judi’s obsession to lose what to some may seem an insignificant amount of weight, it becomes clear that the mind of a person with bulimia is far from normal and their body image issues produce increasingly irrational arguments most of us would never understand.

I read this in the 90s and recall that it really captured how I and other girls felt about our bodies. La protagonista non sopporta i suoi chili di troppo e decide di provvedere, aiutata dal cattivo esempio: Apr 14, Diana rated it it lespea amazing.

She’s convinced that if only she had “creamy thighs and amazing cheekbones that look like I’m always sipping through a straw” her best friend Monica wouldn’t have stolen the boy she had a crush on. This is one of the first eating disorder themed books I read.


Fat Chance

Aug 31, Jennifer Mills rated it it was amazing Shelves: Newman’s message that eating disorders require outside intervention and commitment on the part of the struggling individual makes this novel instructional as well as entertaining.

What exactly WAS the girl doing in there, and fur This really delves ffat what every girl thinks about at least once in her life.

May 20, Kayla rated it it was amazing Shelves: Views Read Edit View history. Judi walks into the bathroom at school one day, to here someone throwing up in the stalls, but when she asks if she’s okay the girl acts as if Judi should never had been there at all.

Nov 18, Binta Userkaf chancf it it was amazing Shelves: This book was a very touching book about a girl who wanted to be the thinniest girl bewman 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. Feb 18, Olive Chnce rated it really liked it Recommended to Olive by: To ask other readers questions about Fat Chanceplease sign up.

Does he like her back or was it just a filthy prank played on her by Tommy Aristo? Retrieved from ” https: Nancy is a girl that Judi idolizes; she’s super skinny, wears make-up and dates a 9th grader. What a waste of time. I do not dislike anything about this book I enjoy it very much and it is one of my favorite books to read.

I read this book in the 8th grade. Coincidentally they meet each other in the bathroom during lunchNancy looked sickly but revealed she was just purging her food.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Jan 21, Lauren Anastasi rated it did not like it.


As an educator, I would definitely show this to my students and tell them they are beautiful they way look and never change for anybody. It was just okay. That just kind of blew my mind a little bit and made me realize how hard Judi was on herself. Want to Read saving….

I can relate to the story and I enjoyed it.

In junior high we already had the itch to hewman skinny and it sometimes became an obsession. The book centers on a year-old girl named Judi Liebowitz, who goes on a bulimic diet to try to lose weight. The novel was published by Putnam Press in — and by Scholastic from —present. To view it, click here. Dec 23, Daniela rated it it was amazing.

No trivia or leslwa yet. Her award-winning short story, A Letter To Harvey Milk has been made into a film and adapted for the stage. Now she can eat enough to keep her mother from nagging and lose weight at the same time. I rarely give books five stars. Judi is sure that isn’t the path to happiness.

Fat Chance by Lesléa Newman

The book really open my eyes and how I learn what was a eating disorder. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Critical reviews for Fat Chance were positive. It is definitely a good read and I recommend it completely. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Definitely one of my favorites, despite the old publication date.

Then I was older but still young and with an eating disorder. Jun 25, Kristin rated it liked it.