Skinny [Donna Cooner] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This novel kickstarted a national conversation on weight, beauty, and. Find your voice. Hopeless. Freak. Elephant. Pitiful. These are the words of Skinny , the vicious voice that lives inside fifteen-year-old Ever Davies’s head. 10 Oct Donna Cooner’s new young adult novel, Skinny, follows Ever, an obese teenage girl who decides to have weight loss surgery. Reviewer.

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This really bothered me. Back at home, on a whim, I too You can find more reviews BloodyBookaholic It’s s simple solution, domna. Once Ever starts to listen and hear what others cooneg, she realizes the hurts and problems other carry too. There haven’t been very many young adult books that deal with weight loss surgery, and I applaud the author for her choice of story. Being inside Ever’s head was an experience I would not pass on though. But stepsisters are people too, and cooenr people find their prince in high school, and maybe being comfortable performing in public is more important to you than having a bunch of friends.

She is totally blind to the actual perceptions and actions of people around her. However, I loved it.

I was on page seven of this book when I figured out that Ever was seriously depressed and was in need of counseling. October coober, 7: It’s hard to write an unpleasant character who still manages to be sympathetic, and unfortunately Cooner missed the mark.

There is no discussion of what actually happens when someone wants a surgery like this. One thing I liked about the book is that she is complimenting other people. Ever often struggles with her new diet and exercise requirements and wonders if she made the right decision.


Book Review: ‘Skinny’ by Donna Cooner : NPR

All in all, I think that Skinny is one of those quick reads that leaves you feeling contented inside. It’s coming out in paperback on the 4th of February and can be pre-ordered from Amazon.

I can’t think of a situation where I would recommend this book. Donan see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Skinny is Donna Cooner’s first novel for young adults.

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Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. So, just to make the teasing stop, she got surgery done. Ever can’t see past the physical attributes of people and with Skinny whispering in her ear over reads situations and can’t accept compliments or offers of friendships when they’re offered.

It’s also a story that many adults can relate to. There will be a few tiny references in here that shouldn’t be spoilerific but noting it here just in case.

As she goes through the gastric bypass procedure it seems like it was rushed,she lost a lot of weight in only a small amount of time.

‘Skinny’ Starts A Conversation For Overweight Teens

She grief eats as a way of dealing with losing her mother years ago. Ever does not want the surgery because there is a concern about her health.

She would get back the boy she loves, she would star in the school musical, etc. Because this book has a heart. The ending pleased me anyway, and to me, the start and end of a book are most important.

More Information Jennifer Longmire-Wright says these resources helped her through her surgery. This book was really amazing, I would like to read more. Then all the sudden you find out a certain guy has always liked her Spot on about the issue of obestity among teens. Your purchase helps support NPR programming. Both Ever and her father appeared to have difficulties coping ksinny the loss of zkinny mother. Clearly, the surgery was worth it. But luckily, everything worked out in a cheesy yet incredibly adorable way.


There are two things I consider when writing my reviews: Ever has a voice in her head, who she calls Skinny, who tells her what other people think of skonny. Rat is one of the most supporting characters in this book, he pushes Ever to push herself to try out for the musical, to lose weight, and to find herself. I felt for her with things I’ve done, such as eating healthy around others then physically hiding when eating junk.

Couldn’t they have chosen a model at least somewhat non-skinny? So I was very touched by Ever’s struggle and her courage to conquer her fear of a new image and her low self-esteem. That’s nice, of course. Donna Cooner put it into words and into Ever’s story and she did a pretty damn good job.

A sweet story, skinnyy a unique one at that—I’ve never read a book where the heroine is pounds before. That’s not to say Ever’s anger is unrealistic – of course it isn’t.

Fat girls and women aren’t represented much in media, and when they are they’re rarely the protagonist of the story.