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All of Me by Chris Baron
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it was amazing

I was fortunate enough to read an eARC (something I usually try to avoid because I love holding a book in my hands) of this novel-in-verse, and I became so engrossed in Ari's story I could not put it down. His voice is raw, capturing all of the insecurities of coming of age. The characters are human and flawed. The story of Ari's struggle with his self image, his weight, and his parents' fighting is brutally honest. There is no magical cure, but through the course of the story Ari finds small pieces of hope in authentic ways.

This book is geared towards upper MG, early YA, an age that often doesn't have relate-able options. Ari is 13 in the summer before his 8th grade year. Because of some of the themes of abuse and even self-harm, I will be handing this book to 7th and 8th graders at my middle school, and I think it could appeal through 9th and 10th grade as well. #LitReviewCrew
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February 16, 2019 – Shelved

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Arielfranchakyahoo.com Oooh!!! I so want to read this!!! Are eARCs able to be shared?

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Ariel - do you have a NetGalley account yet?

Karen McKenna Ariel- Unfortunately I don't think so.

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