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All of Me by Chris Baron
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it was amazing

Growing up overweight is a special kind of hell and Chris Baron articulates it perfectly in this beautiful novel in verse. Ari's dilemma is so much more than mean names and husky jeans and his solution requires much more than the diet book his doctor gives him. It's as much an emotional struggle as it is a physical one. Told in lyrical poems spanning a summer where everything changes for Ari, we go for the ride with him, traveling comfortably in the pocket of his ever-loosening pants. We feel every bit of his anguish, his determination, his satisfaction, his frustration and ultimately his sense of freedom that comes with accepting all of it, accepting himself.

This is a book for everyone-those who are walking a path similar to Ari's, struggling to achieve self-acceptance for whatever reason, those who want to understand what it's like to be an overweight kid and (maybe especially) for those who think that being overweight is a simple matter of eating too much.
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Reading Progress

July 18, 2018 – Shelved
July 18, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
December 20, 2018 – Started Reading
December 30, 2018 – Finished Reading

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