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Y help her lose weight and start overWith the support of her best friend Ever begins the uphill battle toward change But demons she finds are not so easy to shake not even as she sheds pounds Because Skinny is still around And Ever will have to confront that voice before she can truly find her own. I m shocked that I have to give a review like this for a story I thought would be a 5 star but this actually made me really upset Borderline really angry Actually not even borderline There will be a few tiny references in here that shouldn t be spoilerific but noting it here just in caseOkay starting with the good the symptoms and description of gastric bypass surgery were on it The psychological aspect as well as the physiological standpoint I have several people very close to me who have had the surgery so this was relatable and sympathetic It ends thereNo gastric bypass surgeon would agree to this surgery in that short amount of time without therapy It wouldn t happen Depression would have to be noted and other treatments and attempts would have to happen first Not in out done or pretty sure people would lose their licenses to perform this procedureIgnoring the name Ever because of the clich ness just what the hell I was so excited to watch her journey I felt for her with things I ve done such as eating healthy around others then physically hiding when eating junk I was so stokedand then she makes a comment about Kristen s mom A derogatory putdown referencing her mother being a stripper A line that was paraphrased as maybe Kristen would have confidence if she were hanging upside down on poles like her mother Seriously Seriously you take an AMAZING character then throw in a dig against people who strip for a living Like they re lesser people REALLY For a book about becoming better this happens And there s never one moment of apology in terms of this Character revelation that she s not nice Maybe that made my review bias because from that moment on I actually loathed Ever I didn t root for her I didn t find any of her behavior as believableMaybe that made my review bias because I m not borderline angry any I m actually seething This is setting aside the massive stereotypes throughout the novel really A character implied as gay because he wears nail polish The popular kids as the skinny minnies While I appreciated the musical references I would have preferred even if they were consistent with a character s vocal range and a little less on the nose obscure than what people sing on Glee and The Voice So I m giving this a 2 star The 2 stars come from the very accurate portrayal of gastric bypass surgery But beyond that I found the book to be shockingly insensitive considering the issues And the conversation with Skinny at the end where it s all over within maybe a page Really The lead up was to that Disappointing Would not recommend this book The Tunnel is still around And Ever will have to confront that voice before she can truly find her own. 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Skinny by Donna Cooner

Be loved and Skinny makes sure she never forgets it But there is another voice Ever’s singing voice which is beautiful but has been silenced by Skinny Partly in the hopes of trying out for the school musical and partly to try and save her own life Ever decides to undergo a risky surgery that ma. A cloying story brimming with stereotypesEssentially this depicts an insufferable teenage girl who somehow thinks that if she were skinny then all her problems would be solved These problems ultimately stem from grief although this backstory is never actually explained so it s certainly never emotionally compelling So in order to render her life all hunky dory once said insufferable teenage girl called Ever named for the fairy tales her mother loved so much oh puh lease decides that a potentially life threatening gastric bypass is the way to go She s instantly approved for the surgery and it all goes ahead without her batting an eyelidWhat I found the most irresponsible was the fact that Donna Cooner made it clear that Ever was not undergoing surgery for her health there is one transient mention of high blood pressure but to win the approval of her peers specifically to win back this one boy I hate anything where a girl changes herself to appease someone think Sandy in Grease or Mia from The Princess Dairies What s the gastric bypass never felt like a last resort Ever has supposedly slogged through diets and various fat camps but there was no insight into this apparent struggle nothing to justify such drastic action Had her whole journey been explained then the novel would ve at least felt credibleAnother thing that infuriated me was how ambivalent the descriptions of weight were One of the mean girls is described as being no than 125 lbs as Ever looks on in salivating envy Later when Ever has undergone her magical transformation she announces that the mean girl in uestion is actually at least 20 lbs overweight I hated the judgement I get that this is a book about weight and that weight is a touchy subject and whatnot but there was no need for that commentThis broadcasts such a bad message it should encourage impressionable young girls that they have a right to feel comfortable in their own skin no matter what the scales or their peers proclaim An Unexpected Magick (The Draegan Lords, it But there The Weirdest Noob (The Weirdest Noob is another voice Ever’s singing voice which WeVe Only Just Begun is beautiful but has been silenced by Skinny Partly Real Estate Mistakes in the hopes of trying out for the school musical and partly to try and save her own life Ever decides to undergo a risky surgery that ma. 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Find your voiceHopeless Freak Elephant Pitiful These are the words of Skinny the vicious voice that lives inside fifteen year old Ever Davies’s head Skinny tells Ever all the dark thoughts her classmates have about her Ever knows she weighs over three hundred pounds knows she’ll probably never. Ever is 15 and 302 pounds She s been gaining weight ever since her mother died when she was ten Ever has a voice in her head who she calls Skinny who tells her what other people think of her She knows that everyone is disgusted by her Her only friend is her childhood friend Rat Ever decides that with gastric bypass surgery she will lose the weight and Skinny for good Then she will be able to do everything she ever dreamed on mainly trying out for the school musical and getting her old friend Jackson to fall in love with herI had a lot of problems with this book I almost don t know where to start Almost I was on page seven of this book when I figured out that Ever was seriously depressed and was in need of counseling Page seven Her mother died when she was ten she started gaining weight shortly after that she thinks everyone is constantly looking at her and judging her she has one friend she knows she has a beautiful voice but can t sing and she s got this voice in her head telling her how worthless and ugly she is This kid needs help right now You know what she doesn t need Major surgeryEver weights 302 pounds and at 15 years old and 5 6 that certainly is a health issue But the bigger issue is how tightly drawn into herself she is and at the same time blames everything on everyone around her She is totally blind to the actual perceptions and actions of people around her All she can see is her weight If only she wasn t fat everything would be fine She would get back the boy she loves she would star in the school musical etc etc These are totally rational things for a depressed overweight kid to think But you know what needs to not happen GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERYEver does not want the surgery because there is a concern about her health There s one sentence about how she s in danger for diabetes and heart problems Nothing no details given Ever goes in for gastric bypass surgery because she s convinced that if she loses weight all her problems will be solved And her father and her doctor let her This is so so wrong There is no discussion of what actually happens when someone wants a surgery like this The doctor that saw Ever should have his license revoked He makes a comment about how obesity is becoming of a problem with adolescents true and that children as young as 12 had had the surgery WTF Who is performing these surgeries Where are their parents It would have to be an pretty damn extreme circumstance I would thinkI have a friend who has just had a similar surgery It was not gastric bypass itself but very similar She did it because she is an adult who has struggled with her weight for years who is now experiencing back problems and other health issues In order to be considered for the procedure she had to attend THREE informational sessions on the procedure Ever s getting prepped for her surgery and saying things like Wait I m not going to be able to eat sweets any My friend needed to attend sessions with a therapist A therapist probably would have spent five minutes with Ever before realizing she was depressed You don t get to just waltz into the doctor tell him you ve tried to lose weight before and can t and they sign you upAnd in a YA book that s important I know that Donna Cooner had gastric bypass surgery as an adult Her experience was probably positive and she wanted to share that She also clearly wanted to write a happy YA book that involved a makeover She didn t want to write a serious book about someone trying to figure out if surgery was the right decision for her And when it comes to YA books about weight lose I think you need to tread very carefullyEver has her surgery and begins to lose weight A popular girl adopts her and helps her buy lots of pretty clothes and makeup and takes her for a fancy haircut Ever thinks that everything is going to be great now except of course it isn t because the weight wasn t what the issue was at all The weight was the result Ever finally has her big realization that she s been listening to this voice in her head telling her everyone hates her and that she s ugly when in fact she was the one shutting everyone out And she realizes that her best friend has been in love with her the whole time even when she weighed 302 pounds and that she is in love with him That s nice of course But Ever didn t need to have the surgery to get there In fact the surgery was a mistake but Ever never actually says that Nor does she ever actually deal with the root of the problem the grief the death of her motherIf this book was going to have a 15 year old character have gastric bypass surgery then gastric bypass surgery needed to be of the book Ever has the surgery over the summer then we jump to several weeks later than to the end of the summer Very little about her recovery process or what one has to do after a surgery like this Nothing on having to sip a certain amount of ounces of fluid each hour so you stay hydrated Nothing about the discomfort or pain It s hardly there at all Next thing we know Ever s lost a bunch of weight and Rat is getting her to exerciseThe way time past in this book was odd I understand that it actually takes place over the course of an entire year but it jumps a lot and it doesn t feel like time is really passing It seems like Ever loses a massive amount of weight in a very short amount of time and now all the popular kids are talking to her and she s wearing pretty clothes and getting datesI can t think of a situation where I would recommend this book If someone wanted a happy makeover book there are better ones If someone wanted a book about a girl learning a valuable lesson about herself there are better ones If someone wanted a book about a girl realizing she was in love with her best friend the whole time there are a million options And most of all if someone wanted a book about a teen struggling with her weight I would never point them toward this oneSkinny comes out October 1 2012


10 thoughts on “Skinny by Donna Cooner

  1. says:

    Ever is 15 and 302 pounds She's

  2. says:

    Admittedly books about weight loss and the challenge of living with extra weight have a lot to live up to when I read them I know it's a bias But there are also many thresholds that need to be met regardless of

  3. says:

    High school is hell I remember the horror of being a teen aged girl Few of us were comfortable in our skin justifiably so We felt ugly We had uni brows bad skin horrendous hair and less than perfect bodies Ever Davies’ high school experience is worse She has struggled with her weight for as long as she can remember but she did it alongside her cherished mother Five years after losing her mom it is clear th

  4. says:

    Spot on about the issue of obestity among teens Experiencing the interior monologues that go through Evers thoughts really creates i

  5. says:

    A cloying story brimming with stereotypesEssentially this depicts an insufferable teenage girl who somehow thinks that if she were skinny then all her problems would be solved These problems ultimately stem from grief although this backstory is never actually explained so it's certainly never emotionally compelling So in order to render her life all hunky dory once said insufferable teenage girl called Ever

  6. says:

    You can find reviews BloodyBookaholic It's s simple solution really Girl loves boy Boy loves girl Girl gets fat Boy leaves Girl cuts her stomach up into a little bitty pouch to get boy back Ever SkinnyThe first time I wanted to read this book

  7. says:

    I'm shocked that I have to give a review like this for a story I thought would be a 5 star but this actually made me really upset Borderline really angry Actually not even borderline There will be a few tiny references in here that shouldn't be spoilerific but noting it here just in caseOkay starting with the g

  8. says:

    I loved the book Skinny I think every teenage girl should read it Skinny is the voice inside of Ever’s head Ever is an obese 15 year old who just wants to escape high school The voice in her head tells her everything she doesn’t

  9. says:

    The book Skinny is purely an amazing book as in how it describes the challenges Ever faced with her weight This book helped me I feel because I have always struggled with my wait and the voice of skinny in my head With the realization of the voice in Ever's head always putting her down when it really blocked her view on life and the way people judged her Evers realization was that it was not others who were p

  10. says:

    I read this book a while ago and I'm just getting around to rating it lol whoops

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