Big Fat Manifesto by Susan Vaught

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Jamie is a senior in high school and, like so many kids in that year, doing too much-including trying to change the world-and fighting for her rights as a very fat girl. And not quietly: she's writing a column every week in the paper with her thoughts and fears and gripes. As her column raises all kinds of questions, so too, must she find her own private way in her world, with love popping up in an unexpected place, and satisfaction in her size losing ground to real frustration. Tapping into her own experience losing weight, her training as a psychotherapist, and the current fascination in the media for teens who are trying drastic weight-loss measures including surgery, Susan Vaught's searing and hilarious prose will grip readers of all sizes, leaving them eager to hear more.

About Susan Vaught

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Susan Vaught is the author of the highly acclaimed novels Trigger, My Big Fat Manifesto, Going Underground, as well as Oathbreaker, which she coauthored with her son, JB Redmond. She is also a practicing psychologist and lives with her family and many rescued animals in Kentucky.
Published July 15, 2009 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 324 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Vaught boldly confronts anti-fat discrimination with a seductive mix of emotion and politics.

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The Book Report NetworkSign up for our newsletters!In some ways, Jamie Carcaterra is your average high school senior.

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Big Fat Manifesto by Susan Vaught tells the story of Jamie Carcaterra.

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And while all the characters have a nice spin to them (rather than being the cardboard puppets serving to further the Plot and Underlying Message that they could have become), Jamie specifically is written as a fierce, brave young woman who is extremely likeable, allowing for an honest “inside lo...

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Big Fat Manifesto is the story of Jamie, a senior in high school and a writer.

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