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Girls like me /

by StVil, Lola [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]Description: 310 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780544706743 (hardback); 0544706749 (hardback).Subject(s): Novels in verse | Self-esteem -- Fiction | Bullying -- Fiction | Love -- Fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | Humorous stories | Self-esteem in adolescence -- Juvenile fiction | Bullying -- Juvenile fiction | Romance fiction | Friendship in adolescence -- Juvenile fiction | Bullying | Friendship in adolescence | Romance fiction | Self-esteem in adolescence | Novels in verse | Humorous stories | Humorous stories | Fiction | Juvenile works | Novels in verseSummary: Fifteen-year-old Shay is trying to cope with being overweight and getting bullied in school, but when she falls in love with mysterious Blake, insecure Shay needs the help of her two best friends to make love prevail.
List(s) this item appears in: YA Poetry and Novels in Verse | YA Books about Bullying
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Fifteen-year-old Shay Summers is trying to cope with the death of her father, being overweight, and threats from a girl bully in school. When she falls in love with Blake, a mysterious boy online, insecure Shay doesn't want to tell him who she is. But with the help of her two best friends, as well as an assist by Kermit and Miss Piggy, ultimately Shay and Blake's love prevails.
Girls Like Me is a fun and fresh poetic take on teen angst, social media and online anonymity, and high school romance.

Fifteen-year-old Shay is trying to cope with being overweight and getting bullied in school, but when she falls in love with mysterious Blake, insecure Shay needs the help of her two best friends to make love prevail.

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Aftermath I whip out fake smile reserved for Monday mornings, cheerleaders Stepmoms Kara stitches series of mom-esque words Forming dubious praise "Your face is so pretty this morning" = You look fat "I made egg white omelets and wheat toast" = So you will no longer be fat "It's nice out. You should walk home today." = So you can be less fat Kara is stuck With me Shay Summers: pretty-faced fat girl who Reads. Writes. Thinks. Too much Dad died Selfish, Dad, very selfish. "Don't be late for school" = Don't stay behind, pig out, get more fat Flashes her best fake smile The one she keeps in the freezer So that it stays Frozen In Place "See you later" Finally alone, I call on my friends: Breakfast burrito. Banana cream pie. Butter. They are all missing There's been a massacre Kara's soldiers: Fat-free Sugar-free Reduced Lite Skim Wiped out all my friends Not even condiments Remain I recall My love Could it survive savage, unprovoked attack? Scour area Attempt rescue No survivors Rest in peace, Apple-wood bacon Flash of red packaging Resembles my lover's face A prayer A hope Fragile but real Pull in closer Oscar Mayer Bacon! Turkey bacon? All is lost . . . Excerpted from Girls Like Me by Lola StVil All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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