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Artichoke's Heart by Suzanne Supplee
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Aug 02, 10

bookshelves: 2010, psc, seattle
Read from August 01 to 02, 2010

A toucht, heartfelt story about a high school girl and her struggles with weight and body-image. Rosemary Goode, called "artichoke" by a group of nasty girls at school, is a kind and thoughtful teenager who spends her days working at her mother's hair and nail salon. She does not have a healthy relationship with food, and is under much pressure to lose weight from her mother and her pushy aunt; her binge eating brings her to 203 pounds at the beginning of the book. Rosie is an extremely likable character, and her sarcastic sense of humor is delightful. The book offers a great perspective on body image, self esteem, friendship, and the relationship between mothers and their daughters.
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