When i first saw the book skinny, by donna cooner, i automatically inferred that it would be about an insecure teenage girl. Written by donna cooner, audiobook narrated by elizabeth morton. I slide into one of the chairs, my bottom falling over both sides of the seat. In 1963, approximately 1 in 22 teens were considered obese. Nov 24, 2015 skinny by donna cooner disturbing behavior by john whitman a living nightmare by darren shan fated capture by kristyn eudes october 8 september 12 august 8 july 9 june may 5 april 10 march 5 february 4 january 9. Sep 01, 2012 skinny by donna cooner is a book i first found roaming the shelves at the bookstore. Get 50% off this audiobook at the audiobooksnow online audio book store and download or stream it right to your computer, smartphone or tablet.
Oct 01, 2012 listen to skinny audiobook by donna cooner. Fake by donna cooner booksamillion online book store. Signin to download and listen to this audiobook today. I put my book bag on the floor beside me and carefully hook the strap over one arm. Donnas debut novel, skinny, was named an alas best young adult fiction award, beas young adult buzz book, and a bankstreet colleges best childrens book of the year. Later, as a teacher and teacher of teachers, there was nothing. Cant look away by donna cooner book trailer duration. Thousands of people watch her popular videos on fashion and beauty. Linden, an average white girl, feels as though shes invisible in the crowd and just goes with the flowshes not like her filipina best friend, nikki, whos not afraid to call herself fat, or selfconfident leaders.
Digital rights management drm the publisher has supplied this book in encrypted form, which means that you need to install free software in order to unlock and read it. I really wanted to love it, but it truly rubbed me the wrong way so to speak. But demons, she finds, are not so easy to shake, not even as she sheds pounds. These are the words of skinny, the vicious voice that lives inside 15yearold ever daviess head. Donna cooner a while back i read an article about donna cooner s ya novel skinny. Then, i read the back cover, and the first paragraph really caught my. But as maisies web of deception grows, shes in danger of being exposed. She has found true love with her friend rat and is accepts her appearance.
But what i want to make perfectly clear is that although initially ever has gastric bypass surgery to become skinny like the other girls, this is not a book about a girl becoming skinny. In doing publicity for the book, some people have asked. These are the words of skinny, the vicious voice that lives inside fifteenyearold ever daviess head. So, one night, maisie goes online and creates a fake profile. My concerns with this book revolve around its presentation of gastric bypass. The author of the article was critical of the book for not taking enough care with its topic teenagers having weight loss surgery. Donna cooner is the acclaimed author of skinny and cant look away. Skinny prevents ever from taking up drama or accepting friendly overtures from stepsister briella and takes rat, science geek and loyal friend, for granted. You could be forgiven for thinking that skinny, the title of donna cooners debut novel, represents a goal for main character ever davies. Ever ultimately has gastricbypass surgery and loses a. A while back i read an article about donna cooners ya novel skinny. Donna cooner brings warmth, wit, and startling insight to this unforgettable debut. International reading association, young adult choices 20.
I thought i would have a real connection with this book after reading the synopsis but unfortunately i didnt. I could read this book multiple times and still love it. Skinny by donna cooner 2012, hardcover for sale online ebay. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading skinny. Skinny made me cry, it made me laugh and it made me look at myself in a completely different light. Overall, skinny by donna cooner was an interesting read, but the rushed plot, underdeveloped characters, and lack of relatable situations made the. When we speak by phone she makes it clear that honesty is vital to shutting it down. Oct 14, 2015 donna cooner has been writing for 22 years and is the author of 20 childrens books. The world god made childrens picture book amazon goodreads donna cooners website ever is a fifteen year old girl who weighs over 300 pounds.
Skinny tells the story of a morbidly obese teenager who decides to have surgery in an attempt to lose weight. Young adult library services association, teen top tens finalist. Deep sleeping music, relaxing music, stress relief, meditation music. Each book incorporates colorful scenes, over 40 brilliant reusable stickers and suitable scripture verses to captivate children while they learn about the people of the bible and the first. She wrote two unpublished novels before skinny oct. March 28, 2017 a girl struggling to find her own voice learns how to speak like herself. I gave this book 5 stars because it was one of my favorites. Sienna is beautiful, skinny, and confident and soon shes messaging the most popular kids in maisies school. October 10, 2012 donna cooners new young adult novel, skinny, follows ever, an obese teenage girl who decides to have weight loss surgery. First book award nominee, edinburgh literary book festival.
Skinny tells the story of a morbidly obese teenager who decides to have. The squeak of the curtain ropes being pulled echoes backstage as the waiting cast takes a collective breath. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. A former gastric bypass patient, donna was inspired to share some of her experiences with readers. The sliver of light in the slit of the closed curtain becomes wider and wider. I really felt that author donna cooner should have contained an authors. I was so disappointed because i was very much looking forward to. Cooners book addresses real issues in teens livesinternet culture, online apps, communication, datingin a. And ever will have to confront that voice before she can truly find her own. Skinny by donna cooner meet your next favorite book. Skinny by donna cooner skinny tells the story of a morbidly obese teenager who decides to have surgery in an attempt to lose weight. Skinny by donna cooner book cover, description, publication history.
It seemed appealing and i read it, and rather enjoyed it. Shes so fat she cannot fit into the desks at school, she cant wear a seat belt in a car, and she cant sit at a restaurant table. Until, one day, she decides to take drastic action. Donna cooner is the acclaimed author of awardwinning ya books, including skinny, cant look away, and worthy. Skinny by donna cooner skinny skinny prezi by sarah schaefer quotations and memorable lines. I loved the way the author made the book meaning full story, this is the first book to make me get emotinal.
Jul, 2014 donna cooner brought this girl to life for me, and i could relate to her in so many ways. October 10, 2012 donna cooners new young adult novel, skinny, follows ever, an obese teenage girl. In this unforgettable debut, fifteenyearold ever must confront skinny, the vicious voice that lives in her head, before she can truly find her own. Children gain a true sense of achievement as they play with the sticker books in this collection.
Dec 02, 2012 overall, skinny by donna cooner was an interesting read, but the rushed plot, underdeveloped characters, and lack of relatable situations made the story confusing, frustrating, and not a book that. Oct 10, 2012 donna cooner s new young adult novel, skinny, follows ever, an obese teenage girl who decides to have weight loss surgery. Oct 30, 2012 and there is no hint of counseling after the bypass either. American library association, best fiction for young adults. Skinny by donna cooner is a book i first found roaming the shelves at the bookstore. The way donna cooner uses her own experience is evident from the off and so you get the whole picture of what ever is feeling. Shes also the author of over twenty picture books and was a founding member of the brazos valley society of childrens bookwriters and illustrators. Oct 30, 2012 this month we read donna cooners debut novel skinny. Skinny by cooner, donna 9780545469975 for sale online. I really felt that author donna cooner should have contained an authors note dealing a little more in depth about gastric bypass surgery.
Withdrawn and depressed, ever believes shes ugly and unlovable. Donna cooner lives with her goat dog, roxanne, in fort collins, colorado, where she also works as a professor of education. She has also written childrens television shows for pbs and textbooks for donna cooner was born and raised in texas. I disliked it because it was a bit cheesy and you sort of know whats. Changing on the outside is one thing but silencing skinny is the hardest thing of all. Donna is the author of over twenty picture books and has also written childrens television shows for pbs.
Shes taunted by classmates, but her own selfloathing eclipses their slursshes even given it a name, skinny, and mostly ceded her identity to it. Donna cooner has been writing for 22 years and is the author of 20 childrens books. Donna cooner lives with her goat dog, roxanne, in fort collins, colorado, where she. A former teacher and school administrator, she now teaches teachers and principals at colorado state university where she is the director of the school of teacher education and principal preparation. This is the journey of a brave girl named ever, bullied because of her weight she decides to do something about it. I liked this book because it was an overall good read and it promotes body positivity at no matter what size you are. The story of an obese teenager who has gastric bypass surgery landed on several best of ya lists, including that of the american booksellers association. Get this book free when you sign up for a 30day trial.
But what i want to make perfectly clear is that although initially ever has gastric bypass. Skinny is donna cooners first novel for young adults. Although our last book club selection dealt with teenage eating disorders, this book dealt with weight issues from the perspective of an obese teenage girl and her decision to undergo gastricbypass surgery. Chapter one i know what they think because she whispers their thoughts into my ear. Donna cooner establishes herself as our own jodi picoult in this timely tale of sisters, loss, and redemption. Despite this reservation, skinny is probably one of the best young adult books i have read this year. Donna cooner brought this girl to life for me, and i could relate to her in so many ways. Bank street college of education, best childrens books of 20.
Author interview donna cooner, author of skinny bookpage. Donna is the author of two novels for young adults, skinny and cant look away. Skinny by donna cooner paperback book the parent store. Skinny by donna cooner 2012, hardcover for sale online. Donna cooners new young adult novel, skinny, follows ever, an obese teenage girl who decides to have weight loss surgery. I really felt that author donna cooner should have contained an. Donna cooner is the acclaimed author of skinny, cant look away, worthy, and screenshot. Reviewer jennifer longmirewright says skinny is the start of an. Donna cooner is the acclaimed author of awardwinning ya books, including skinny, cant look away, worthy, and screenshot. Sep 19, 2016 skinny is a standalone book by donna cooner and the first i have ever read by this author. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Skinny tells ever all the dark thoughts her classmates have about her.757 903 86 1134 1464 438 1120 1233 271 808 184 1138 464 359 1281 1322 154 297 1411 580 686 1082 1166 403 1291 451 191 87 428 1026 794 545