Fat Chance: The Novel [Leslea Newman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A diary records a year in the life of Judi Liebowitz as she. Fat Chance has ratings and 62 reviews. Angel said: I rarely give books five stars. Not only does it have to be flawless, but it generally has to acco. In a series of diary entries, thirteen-year-old Judi recounts her struggles to lose weight, hide her bulimia from her mother, find a boy friend, and decide on a.

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So maybe other people wouldn’t give this five stars, but really, it’s one of my favorite books of all time. What a waste of cuance. Nancy is a girl that Judi idolizes; she’s super skinny, wears make-up and dates a 9th grader. Jun 17, Andrea Holladay-Bachman rated it really liked it Shelves: Per scrivere cose del genere molto meglio Kaya Sword.

Fat Chance by Lesléa Newman

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Another eating disorders title. So when Judi becomes friendly with pencil-thin, glamorous Nancy Pratt, she learns Nancy’s secret and joins her in the secret binge-and-purge cycles of bulimia. Apr 14, Diana rated it it was amazing.


This really delves into what every girl thinks about at least once in her life. Well im nearing the end and it is amazing! Lists with This Book. Its one of those novels that will have an everlasting impression on you.

Fat Chance

Retrieved from ” https: I personally really liked Fat Chance. It is definitely a good read and I recommend it completely. Nancy teaches Judi the secret she uses to staying thin, binge-purge thinking this will somehow help. Refresh and try again. I remember asking the librarian in my middle school – I was in 7th grade at the time – if she had any books on the subject and she was stunned that I had asked.

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Well right now i think the book is about 4 stars i really like dhance so far i hope it turns out amazing. I’m not going to lie, I don’t remember the quality of the writing or character develop, but over ten years after I read it I remember it’s impact on me, so I think that says something.

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Views Read Edit View history. Mar 23, Ms. Aug 31, Jennifer Mills hcance it it was amazing Shelves: Judi is worried about her weight and wants to do anything to be skinny.

I remember this book really well, eventhough I read it a long time ago. Judi Liebowitz thinks she’s fat. 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.

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I was in eighth grade, just like Judi. I understand that this review doesn’t necessarily have neqman do with the writing of this book, but for me, this book pushed me further down the path of self-destruction and deceit. It doesn’t help that Judi’s classmates are typical kids who tease and taunt about any perceived physical flaws lealea little regard for the feelings they hurt or the self-esteem they damage.

Also, someone worse happens to Nancy, and Judi is scarred by this event that has happened by what she has saw.