Skinny [Donna Cooner] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This novel kickstarted a national conversation on weight, beauty, and. Find your voice. Hopeless. Freak. Elephant. Pitiful. These are the words of Skinny , the vicious voice that lives inside fifteen-year-old Ever Davies’s head. 10 Oct Donna Cooner’s new young adult novel, Skinny, follows Ever, an obese teenage girl who decides to have weight loss surgery. Reviewer.

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Ever’s transition to surgery coober to go far too fast — she went from the initial doctor visit to a group support meeting, and then she had a surgery date within what seemed like mere weeks. I thought the ending and the “boy” situation was a little predictable, but I would still recommend it. Next thing we know Ever’s lost a bunch of weight and Rat is getting her to exercise.

Ever has her surgery and begins to lose weight.

Ever finally has her big realization that she’s been listening to this voice in her head telling her everyone hates her and that she’s ugly, when in fact she was the one shutting everyone out. And when it comes to Dlnna books about weight lose, I think you need to tread very carefully.

‘Skinny’ Starts A Conversation For Overweight Teens

To view it, click here. No one ever told her she was beautiful, Goodness no. Mar 28, Taschima rated it really liked it. This is another one of those books that I picked up because of a library sponsored program that I really didn’t expect to like.


It was great, eye-opening and loveable in three words. Rat encourages Ever to ekinny this voice, her wonderful ability to sing. I didn’t like how her parents weren’t there for her,and only making her feel bad about her weight. In order to be considered for the procedure she had to attend THREE informational sessions on the procedure. This broadcasts such a bad message – it should encourage impressionable young girls that they have a right to feel comfortable in their own skin no matter what the scales or their peers proclaim.

Book Review: ‘Skinny’ by Donna Cooner : NPR

Popular girl Whitney Stone takes charge of Ever’s transformation, taking her shopping for new clothes that fit her slimmer body and taking her to a top salon to get her hair styled. Others which people pointed out, I either couldn’t find or didn’t agree with.

This coonner book was about Ever realizing that she was her own worst enemy – in the form of Skinny. She decides to go through with the surgery. Skinny is the vicious voice that lives inside of Ever.

But while reading, I didn’t mind most of that, and that’s because of the writing. Obviously, I don’t weigh three hundred pounds, or have had any operation to lose weight, but I am a teenage girl, and I think all teenage girls know what it’s like to have sskinny Skinny who dkinny horrible things into your ear. Lists with This Book.

Gradually after her mother’s death, Ever began to eat and put on weight. Donna Cooner was born and raised in Texas.

Overall skinny is a great book! That is, until Ever decides to take drastic action. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrythere are numerous causes of obesity in teens including genetics, cultural influences and personal behaviours, and biology. I just don’t think I would have been prepared to deal with it when I was Ever’s age, or really have understood what I was getting into. Cooner perfectly captures teen angst, attitude and dialogue.


A sweet Skinny by Donna Cooner is a sinny I first found roaming the shelves at the bookstore. It’s coming out in paperback on the 4th of February and can be pre-ordered from Amazon. It was too weird. Where were you when she needed to hear how beautiful she was when she was still fat?!

Which pretty much shows that what I said before is true.

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Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. I wish that there was a stronger message in the book that it’s Ever’s classmates who are wrong for taunting her, not Ever’s fault for being fat.

I know that Donna Cooner had gastric bypass surgery as an adult. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. However, I found myself really sad as to the lack of realism in several parts of the book.