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Moose by Stephanie Klein
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I was intrigued by this title.

As one who was always a little chubby, I was always curious as to what went on at those fat camps. I had read Jelly Belly as a child, and wondered how it measured up. Instead of kids finding ways to sneak food all the time, the majority of kids at the fat camp attended by Stephanie Klein really worked hard to shed their weight so they wouldn't be picked on at school.

Klein has a great voice - witty and sharp, and totally self-deprecating. She spared no embarrassing details and always was brutally honest about feelings and situations. Fat camp is not for wimps. Grueling exercise regimes, paltry meals, and weekly weigh-ins almost took the fun out of summer flings, pranks, and friendship. Almost.

Recommended for anyone who has obsessed about their weight.
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Started Reading
August 1, 2008 – Finished Reading
September 3, 2008 – Shelved
September 3, 2008 – Shelved as: biography
September 3, 2008 – Shelved as: memoir

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