Absolutely Amazing!

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Starfish is about Ellie who has been bullied about her weight since her fifth birthday party, and ever since then she has lived by the "Fat Girl Rules" which are meant to help her not stand out. Ellie does have a small network of people who support her in a sea of bullies.

I absolutely loved this book! I read this book in a single sitting, once I started I couldn't put it down. I wish that this book had been around when I was in middle school. A book about body positivity is unfortunately few and far between. I had tears going down my face for most of the book. There were some really heartbreaking parts of this, like when her mom keeps putting weight loss articles on the fridge for Ellie to see and ending a lot of things she says to Ellie with "if only you lost weight". This book really points out how much more hurtful people's words are especially when they come from the people in our own families.

As I was reading this, I kept thinking about all the people that I want to give this book to and I will definitely be recommending this to just about everyone!