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Fat Chance

Original review, November As she suffers from Bulimia, which Judi does not know it’s harmful. But one day, Richard passes her a note. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. At twelve, this had been a very good read for me. Retrieved from ” https: What exactly WAS the girl doing in there, and furthermore, why is she mad at Judi for being there?

Before long, Judi’s life spins out of control and her obsession with food, calories, lexlea Judi Liebowitz thinks she’s fat. Please try again later. Since then I have lost another ten pounds and my glucose is usually in the normal range. Paperbackpages. Mar 23, Ms. Apr 10, Shaya rated it it was amazing.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. I read this book in the 8th grade. Since we’ve changed our eating habits, vhance have more energy and my mood is better. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

I read it almost every year because it has many other good qualities, besides handling such a weighty topic no pun intended–that’s for you, Judi. But what holds her back is her mom always preparing fattening and high calorie foods every single day for dinner.


Judi really doesn’t want the same thing to happen to her but she just can’t control her disorder and the worst part is, she can’t or doesn’t want to tell anyone, not even her own mother. In addition to being an author, Ms. It is a realistic fiction book and it is good. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I highly recommended to read this book and I read this book in the 8th grade.

She is able to shed a few pounds, but is frustrated by the need to binge when she is feeling stressed. Through Judi’s obsession to lose what to some may seem an insignificant amount of weight, it becomes clear that the mind of a person with bulimia is far from normal and their body image issues produce increasingly irrational arguments most of us would never understand.

The first time freaked me out and I didn’t know what to eat.

Fat Chance by Lesléa Newman

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You guys, I always understood that Judi was not actually overweight she hovers around lbs for the entirety of the book, at 5’4″but at the time of rereading this, we weigh exactly the same and I am four inches shorter than Judi. When I read that book, I told everyone about it and the school librarian told a lot of kids came asking for it.

What I liked about this one is that 8th grader Judi, the main character, is not the one who ends up in a hospital with a full-blown eating disorder.


I rarely give books five stars. Oct 23, M. Not only does it have to be flawless, but it generally has to accomplish something absolutely marvelous.

This book had such an effect on me, that I went food shopping by myself so that I could take the time and read the food labels. I had hit a wall in terms of eating right and dieting. I personally really liked Fat Chance. And then you get to the end of the book and cry because it’s just so sweet, and also, from a writing point of view, really wraps up just in the most perfect way.

When Nancy explains ledlea vomiting is her secret to weight control success, Judi is disgusted at first, but as she becomes more desperate to be thin, she gives it a try.

This page chancs last edited on 31 Augustat May 20, Kayla rated it it was amazing Shelves: Judi walks into the bathroom at school one chancee, to here someone throwing up in the stalls, but when she asks if she’s okay the girl acts as if Judi should never had been there at all. Judi is thrilled she can “have her cake and eat it, too and she won’t gain weight.