Powerful Middle Grade Poetry

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The poetry format of this books works really well with the story. Hearing Ellie's experience from her perspective is heartbreaking. Having people, including her own family, make fun of her weight is awful. There are so many powerful quotes in this excerpt but this is my favorite:

"I plan to become a storyteller, and a poet, to help people feel what it’s like to live in someone else’s skin.

Mom’s a journalist, determined to expose all that’s wrong in the world and spotlight everyone’s flaws, not caring if she gets under people’s skin."