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Conversations With the Fat Girl by Liza Palmer
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Mar 06, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: summer-reads
Read from September 26 to October 22, 2010

What happens to childhood friends as they grow up and change with the world around them? The truth is often brutal, and we usually do what we can to deny what's right in front of us.

Maggie and Olivia were friends for years, sharing the common bond that they were both overweight. As life separates them many years later, Maggie still struggles with her weight and self-confidence issues, while Olivia has gastric bypass surgery and makes new (and skinny) friends.

Despite the distance, Maggie tries to maintain their friendship, especially since she is to be in Olivia's wedding. But Maggie has a lot of life left to figure out yet before she's truly happy. Her dead-end job, her non-existent love life, and her weight are just some of the many issues that plague Maggie on a daily basis.

I really enjoyed this novel, especially by the end. It was hard not to be proud of Maggie for the changes she made. It was so easy to connect with this book and the struggles that Maggie experiences. Without a doubt, I'd be interested in reading more about the Maggie character.


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Reading Progress

09/27/2010 page 20
10/12/2010 page 190
58.0% "I'm really enjoying this so far. It has some humor, as well as some great points to consider when getting your personal life in order."
10/21/2010 page 235
72.0% 1 comment
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Laurin I think I would like that I'll look for it at the library.

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