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Maggie: Diary #2 (California Diaries #8)

3.66  ·  Rating Details ·  283 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
If only I could be perfect.If only I could lose 10 pounds.

Then I'll be happy; then everything will be perfect.

Maggie's got an eating disorder, and it's getting worse.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published August 1st 1998 by Scholastic
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Laura Hughes
Nov 18, 2014 Laura Hughes rated it liked it
Shelves: babysitters-club
Maggie has an eating disorder.

Maggie is recording her food intake and weight, trying to lose weight although her friends all insist she looks fine. It's summer, and she's working in her dad's Hollywood office until she quits to work for an animal shelter, causing her dad to criticize her as a quitter. Maggie freaks herself out gearing up for a date with her crush, Justin, who's trying to join her band. Meanwhile, her Maggie's mom refuses to admit her drinking problem, frustrating Maggie(view spo
I don't think it's really fair for me to give this a star review. I happened to find this one lying around and, knowing it was a spin-off of BSC (which I loved when I was 8), I wanted to see how it was. But I'm well above the target audience. I was well above the target audience when it was originally published. So I don't feel like I can judge it as a book. I probably would have loved this back in the day when I was on this reading level.

It was much darker than the original BSC. Maggie is strug
Jan 07, 2016 705luna rated it liked it
All during this book i wanted to scream at Maggie because she kept on talking about how she is too fat when i know she is not. Maggie starves herself because of a desiese she has known as Anorexia. This book was probably my least favorite book in the series because although this is a serious problem in the world having no one do something about it, made me continousley scream at Maggie in my head.
Apr 30, 2015 Lorien rated it liked it
Shelves: personal-library
This book...was painful to read. Reading someone destroy themselves is so hard to read. And it's so hard because it's so REAL. Maggie has anorexia, where she starved herself to lose weight, regardless of the fact she was a size 6 or 8 to begin with, which is petite. Very petite. And then to go to a size 2...

This book is Maggie losing weight to deal with her broken family that refuses to admit it's broken. The climax comes when everyone finally admits there are a lot of problems, and at the very
Melanie Raye
May 31, 2015 Melanie Raye rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
very powerful and insightful look into the mind of someone suffering with anorexia.
Apr 28, 2014 Destiny_roundtree rated it it was amazing
I Think This Book Is Great So Far....Cant Wait To Read More!!!!
Sep 16, 2010 Tanya rated it it was ok
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This book was okay It got really annoying with Maggie saying all the time that she is fat. (which she is not)

I did like the California Diaries series, but several of the books including this one were kind of annoying, or more like severly annoying. This one was one of the more annoying books in this series but I guess the good books come with the bad books.
Jul 19, 2011 Laura rated it liked it
Whoa. This book is all about weight problems and Maggie's depression. I can see how she'd come to the point where she is, but it was not a pleasant read. But then she seemed to "fix" herself at the end which I feel is a poor ending as I do not think it's all that realistic.
Feb 07, 2010 Cheyanne rated it it was amazing
The best book, in my opinion, in the whole series. Maggie is crashing and it's beautifully disastrous and I love the emotion within this book.
Jul 11, 2010 Gabriella rated it really liked it
I read this book when I was in grade 7, I enjoyed it very much, loved reading about Maggie's life.
Jun 13, 2011 Brittany rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this whole series of books. (I'm a sucker for books written as diaries).
Sep 20, 2013 Alex rated it it was amazing
Maggie became anorexic in this one, it was written very well.
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Ann Matthews Martin was born on August 12, 1955. She grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, with her parents and her younger sister, Jane. After graduating from Smith College, Ann became a teacher and then an editor of children's books. She's now a full-time writer.

Ann gets the ideas for her books from many different places. Some are based on personal experiences, while others are based on childhood me
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