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All of Me by Chris Baron
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it was amazing
bookshelves: novel-in-verse

All of Me by Chirs Baron is a phenomenal novel in verse. The story is about the summer of a middle school aged boy Ari. Throughout his life Ari has struggled with his body image, and this summer he goes on a diet and visits a psychologist after harming himself. I believe that this novel does an amazing job telling a story that many middle aged children can relate to no matter their gender identity. The novel also weaves in additional struggles Ari is having with his friendships, religious obligations, and parents’ marital status in a way that creates windows and mirrors for many children.

The novel does a great job opening a dialect about body image and dieting at a young age. It does this from the perspective of Ari and describes how he views himself. Along with how he feels both physically and emotionally. The novel also includes his friends and families thoughts about his personality and character. By bringing in and explicitly talking about Ari’s personality the novel stresses the importance of getting to know people rather than judging them by their looks. I would encourage every person to read this book because it is an important and beautifully told story.
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October 18, 2019 – Shelved as: novel-in-verse
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message 1: by Emma (new) - added it

Emma Davison Seems like a very insightful novel on an important topic. Thank you for sharing!

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