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Diary of a Mad Fat Girl by Stephanie McAfee
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did not like it
bookshelves: dnf, fat-characters

The main character, "Ace" claims she is between ten and twenty pounds overweight, which a fat girl book this does not make. Ace is an extreme body-shamer, claiming fat women and girls should be secluded off in the dusty part of the gym and watch the TV show Biggest Loser (which evidences shows is a severely harmful show that fucked up the contestants' metabolism and did serious long-term bodily damage) while they exercise. Ace teaches art and her friend is the school counselor, so Ace asks if the counselor friend talked to any nutjobs today. She's constantly threatening physical violence against people.

A fat-shaming mess that is both critical and dismissive of people with mental health issues and tries to make violence in anger seem normal. A big fucking nope from me.

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Reading Progress

April 26, 2020 – Started Reading
April 26, 2020 – Shelved
April 26, 2020 – Shelved as: dnf
April 26, 2020 – Shelved as: fat-characters
Finished Reading

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message 1: by Emily (new)

Emily Yikes x2!

message 2: by Melanie (last edited Apr 28, 2020 04:22PM) (new) - rated it 1 star

Melanie Page I KNOOOOOOW. I've been on a quest for years to find books starring fat girls and women who are respectfully written and don't learn to accept themselves through diet or dating. It has been a bumpy road.

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