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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Her mother insists she is a “growing girl” who needs to eat three nutritious meals a day. Published August 8th by Puffin first published It actually is not boring.

The novel was published by Putnam Press in — and by Scholastic from —present. Unlike more recent books written about the same subject, FAT CHANCE does not dwell on the horror and debilitation of the eating disorders, however, it still provides an important view worth reading. This was the only one chancd had and I read it in about three days.

Well right now i think the book is about 4 stars i really like it so far i hope it turns out amazing. If you need a short book this is your book. Want to Read saving…. 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.


Fat Chance by Lesléa Newman

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Feb 18, Olive Skies rated it really liked it Recommended to Olive by: It is a realistic fiction book and it is good. Since starting to read YA books, I never realized how many stories there are about bulimic girls.

Jun cuance, Angel rated it it was amazing.

Judi Liebowitz wants to be the thinnest girl in eighth grade and have a boyfriend. In addition to being an author, Ms.

I just wish the world was a gentler fatt. Critical reviews for Fat Chance were positive. Oct 23, M. 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.

It will win no Pulitzers, no Nobels. Judi is in highschool and is trying to start the year off well. This page was last edited on 31 Augustat I read it almost every gy because it has many other good qualities, besides handling such a weighty topic no pun intended–that’s for you, Judi.


Fat Chance

Putnam Press Scholastic 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. Well I enjoyed reading your diary Judi. When I read that book, I told everyone about it and the school librarian told a lot of kids came asking for it.

Instead, she is shown as flirting with one.

Fat Chance by Lesléa Newman | Scholastic

I can’t remember how much I liked it after developing an eating disorder, but when I read it over and over again when I was younger. To ask other readers questions about Fat Chanceplease sign up. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Elslea personally really liked Fat Chance. I do not dislike anything about this book I enjoy it very much and it is one of my favorite books to read.