BIG FAT MANIFESTO
This is a challenging and refreshing look at what it's like to be a fat teen
in an increasingly skinny-girl world. Vaught's writing is excellent, and her insights into the insecurity, self-discovery and emotional confusion of being
a teenager are remarkably apt.
Jamie D. Carcaterra is a senior in high school, which basically means that every waking moment is taken up by play rehearsals, newspaper activities and college applications. Not to mention time for her two best friends. Sounds pretty normal, right? But Jamie's not normal. In her own words she is Fat Girl, and she's about to let the whole country know what it's like
to be overweight in today's society. (BLOOMSBURY, Jan., 320 pp., $16.95, ISBN: 9781599902067, 12 and Up, HC)