This modernized version of The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things includes a new cover, bonus materials, and a teaser chapter of the long-awaited . The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things is an award-winning young adult novel by Carolyn Mackler. It follows the life of Virginia Shreves, who lives. Carolyn Mackler (born July 13, in Manhattan) is an American author of young adult literature. She has written nine novels including Infinite in Between; Love and Other Four-Letter Words; The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round.

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I personally didn’t relate to that experience in mental illness but as I always say, mental illness is rarth. Her mental state also changes so rapidly and dramatically.

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler

The stupidity burns so hard it hurts. This book was readable, but not much more than that. I won’t spoil but when the ‘horrible thing’ her brother does that is super scandalous comes about horrible is an understatement thoughthe story began the change for the better.

Just to touch on one: I’ll keep you posted! Because she takes it as “learn how to accept her family as they are” when she should have told them all to screw themselves and never have contact to those poisoning entities anymore.


Oct 26, ashley rated it it was amazing Shelves: Her best friend, Shannon, is thee only one she says it to but does ask her not to do that.

Carolyn Mackler Average rating: View all 10 comments. Views Read Edit View history. What you did was lay down your rule and say it was law. Said girl confides in one special teacher. Series by Carolyn Mackler. Look, I like the message the author is trying to convey, but I think Melina Marchetta does it better in Saving Francesca. And discovers that while she feels this way. I didn’t know what she looked like, and with this book being about a chubby girl, I though she may have some heft to her, but she was as skinny as a rail.

She is wealthy and can basically do whatever she likes. She also began to call her father out on his behaviors, and it’s not like he did an about face, but at least she made her point of view known. To be honest, I can’t believe I forgot about this book until now.

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

Stop being so quiet about this. Problems that are dangerous, that can hurt people.

Nov 17, bookczuk rated it it was ok Shelves: I figured I would read this to see if I wanted the sequel. Although Caroly think towards the end, her self-esteem still wasn’t super healthy, she grew as a person to begin gaining more confidence in herself and her body which neither should need to conform to a certain type. I was happy to say that I was excited to read the sequel, and not only for its delicious cover.


It seems to be working until something unthinkable happens and, before her eyes, Virginia’s flawless family begins to fall apart.

It annoyed me that the doctor specifically mentioned her not being “obese”–I te see how being somewhat overweight would make her feel like she stood out in her thin family, but it wouldn’t be enough for other people to notice her as bei Mixed feelings for several different reasons, but overall I liked this very much and read it in one sitting. Go further than skinny girls. The way tye saw the world was twisted – she said that ALL of the girls in her school are skinny, which I’m sure is not correct.

I could total relate to Virginia as she struggles with her weight and body image. Apr 11, Wendy rated it liked it Recommended to Wendy by: I disliked pretty much all of the characters, including Virginia.

But when her older brother, who Virginia has always worshiped, gets into trouble and has to leave school, Virginia starts seeing that her family isn’t as perfect as she thought — and that she has plenty to be proud of herself.