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Hey, Remember Fat Glenda?

3.60  ·  Rating Details  ·  62 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Trying to lose weight, Glenda's willpower comes from her crush on her teacher, but she has to fight the urge to become "Fat Glenda" again when she realizes he is using her.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 1st 1988 by Pocket Books (first published 1981)
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Feb 03, 2009 Charlotte rated it liked it
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I know it's totally lame that I actually spent a couple hours of my (adult) life reading this book. I had read it as a kid, and the other day I came across it at the library and just had to revisit it. It's not bad and surprisingly holds up pretty well (it was published in the early 80s). The depiction of the delicate sensibilities and ephemeral friendships of middle school girls seemed spot-on, and everyone can sympathize with having a huge crush on a teacher.



What did I just read?

Well, technically, it was a middle school/young adult novel titled "hey, remember fat glenda"

I think it should be renamed. How about "men will only like you if you're skinny & pretty."

Seriously, folks. It's the basic message of the story. Yep. Men only want "hot" skinny women & you have to lose weight to make friends.

And this is a story marketed to young girls? I vaguely remembered reading/enjoying this in my preteen years, so when I found it o
Feb 14, 2016 Nattie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: incomplete
All I can say about this is that Glenda sucks. She boohoos over people calling her fat and being mean, when she does the exact same thing to herself and to others.
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Dec 21, 2010 Kelli Sullivan rated it liked it
I loved this book. I read it so many years ago, in the early 80's. It was one of my favorites when I was a teen.
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