In honor of Banned Book Week, a celebration used to promote banned books and talk about how ridiculous banning books is, I am giving away a gently used paperback copy of The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler. This book was on the ALA's Top Ten Frequently Challenged Books of 2006.
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler
Pub. Date: June 14, 2005 (paperback)
Age Level: YA
Fifteen-year-old Virginia Shreves has a larger-than-average body and a plus-size inferiority complex. She lives on the Web, snarfs junk food, and follows the "Fat Girl Code of Conduct." Her stuttering best friend has just moved to Walla Walla (of all places). Her new companion, Froggy Welsh the Fourth (real name), has just succeeded in getting his hand up her shirt, and she lives in fear that he’ll look underneath. Then there are the other Shreves: Mom, the successful psychologist and exercise fiend; Dad, a top executive who ogles thin women on TV; and older siblings Anaïs and rugby god Byron, both of them slim and brilliant. Delete Virginia, and the Shreves would be a picture-perfect family. Or so she’s convinced. And then a shocking phone call changes everything.
With irreverent humor, insight, and surprising gravity, Carolyn Mackler creates an endearingly blunt heroine whose story will speak to every teen who struggles with family expectations - and serve as a welcome reminder that the most impressive achievement is to be true to yourself.
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This contest will end in one week at 11:59 PM EST on October 10th. This contest is open to U.S., Canada, and PR only unless you have a friend who is willing to ship the book to you.