by Linda Ann Rentschler (Goodreads Author)
Gina Pioricci is growing up fat, holy, and smart, and feels more like she's living in Italy than America. As she tries to lose weight, her next-door neighbor uses her diet as comedy material, her uncles make bets against her, and her parents keep her in the kitchen preparing food. Her family is certain she will become a nun, but she wants to do more with her life than pray...more
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Published September 12th 2010 by Rentschler, Linda Ann
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"Fitting in" is about Gina, a young girl growing up to be a woman in a large Italian family. She's surrounded by innumerable relatives and demands, and the pressure on her is heavy. Unfortunately, after growing up amongst mountains of food and sweets, so is she, enough so to be a source of amusement for people around her. Mocked in school, suffering the scorn of the kid next door, she even has to put up with her own relatives placing bets on her weight. To make it even better, they also think th...more