Blob

  • Read by: Arielle Lipshaw
  • Pages:128
  • Publisher:Orca Book Publishers
  • Series: Orca Currents
  • Themes:hi-lo, high interest, low reading level, reading strategies, reluctant readers
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  • Available:04/01/2013
  • Age Groups:Fiction Ages 9-12
  • Reading Level:2.9
  • Lexile:HL510L
  • ATOS:3.4
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It's hard enough for Eve to adjust to a new high school without the extra weight she's gained over the summer.

Her best friend is ashamed to hang out with her, and she's become the focus of a schoolmate's cruelty. Determined not to be "that pathetic fat girl" at school, Eve struggles with a diet and forces herself to join a mentoring program. The diet only makes her food obsessed, and she feels she is failing as a mentor. How can a lonely fat girl gain the confidence she needs to succeed?

This short novel is a high-interest, low-reading level book for middle-grade readers who are building reading skills, want a quick read or say they don’t like to read!

"Examines a very common struggle…Wishinsky's character feels the frustration of dieting but learns to handle her situation in a healthy way, both physically and mentally. She provides teens with a positive role model for dealing with a weight issue."
– Readingjunky's Reading Roost
"Examines a very common struggle…Wishinsky's character feels the frustration of dieting but learns to handle her situation in a healthy way, both physically and mentally. She provides teens with a positive role model for dealing with a weight issue."
– Teen Reads Too

"Any teenage girls who have felt insecure or excluded will enjoy, and be inspired by, Eve no matter what they think of her weight…Readers will devour Blob in the same way Eve devours chocolate bars: after a taste you won't be able to stop until it's finished. Blob should be required reading for tween and teenage girls, or anyone who has ever been a teenager. Highly Recommended."

– CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"Wishinsky captures the often brutal high school environment very well...The storyline is fast-paced and interesting while being written at a readability level which will appeal to those who struggle with reading. Eve's predicament reflects the issues that many young women in middle and high school have body image."
– Resource Links
"Readers will relate to Eve's story."
– The Horn Book Guide
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Quick Picks   | 2011  |  Commended
CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection   | 2011  |  Commended

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