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428 pages, Hardcover
First published May 8, 2018
My magic truth -- the thing that has changed everything for me -- is this : the body I have shouldn't change how deserving I am of my dreams.
-Actual fat girl on the cover? Check!
-Title that doesn't contain a fat pun, a number, or the words weight, pound, or curve? Check!
-Fat main character who has distinct thoughts, opinions, goals, and overall personality? Check!
-Fat main character who doesn't need to lose weight to get the guy or the happy ending? Check!
-Fat main character who isn't some fat unicorn and actually has a fat parent and/or friends? Check! Check! (This one is IMPORTANT--more later.)
"I know thinking like that isn’t gonna get me anywhere. And it’s the exact reason why I’m not going to fat camp and obsessing over diets with my mom anymore, but all those horrible thoughts still exist. I’m just trying to figure out how to live in spite of them."
“I guess … well, that’s what stories do. They connect people. Stories change hearts and then hearts change the world.”So this book was sweet and hilarious. Puddin’ follows Millie Michalchuk and Callie Reyes after circumstances force the pair together. The girls, who are as different as can be, start to develop one unexpected friendship.