Starfish

Lisa Fipps (Author)
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Product Type: Paperback Books
Age Groups: Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15

Ellie is tired of being fat-shamed and does something about it in this poignant debut novel-in-verse from Lisa Fipps.

Ever since Ellie wore a whale swimsuit and made a big splash at her fifth birthday party, she's been bullied about her weight. To cope, she tries to live by the Fat Girl Rules—like "no making waves," "avoid eating in public," and "don't move so fast that your body jiggles." And she's found her safe space—her swimming pool—where she feels weightless in a fat-obsessed world. In the water, she can stretch herself out like a starfish and take up all the room she wants. It's also where she can get away from her pushy mom, who thinks criticizing Ellie's weight will motivate her to diet. Fortunately, Ellie has allies in her dad, her therapist, and her new neighbor, Catalina, who loves Ellie for who she is. With this support buoying her, Ellie might finally be able to cast aside the Fat Girl Rules and starfish in real life—by unapologetically being her own fabulous self.

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SKU 138909
ISBN 9781984814524
Language English
Lexile ® Measure HL630L
Guided Reading Level W
Page Count 256
Product Type Paperback Books
Book Type Middle Grade Novels
Primary Contributor Lisa Fipps
Age Groups Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15
Publisher Nancy Paulsen Books