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9/12/10 7:56 A

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I really enjoyed the story and all through it I was able to relate to April, except for her over-eager attitude toward the "popular" kids. That just never was me, the popular kids in school just never appealed to me.



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9/10/10 1:06 P

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Me too. The library just got a copy in for me.
Glad it's not too late for this one. CJ emoticon

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9/10/10 6:28 A

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I finally got a copy to read! I ended up request it through another library since our library's copy still hasn't been returned.
I have been enjoying it so far, read about 1/2 of it yesterday. I totally see myself as April, though in the past I'm sure I would have said Wil.



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8/26/10 12:07 P

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TAMLKING: Sorry you've had to wait so long! Bummer! But go ahead and read it and post your thoughts about it when you get a chance!

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8/25/10 5:22 P

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August is winding down and I'm still waiting for the long-overdue copy of the book to be returned to the library. I'm still going to read it, even if it will be late.



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8/20/10 7:17 P

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Well I finally finished the book a few days ago. I'll write a blog tonight. But to answer your question Jenn, I think I sympathize with April(Amber in the show) and Wil. I can't relate much with either of them but I understand where they are coming from. April so much wants to be accepted and really wants to get in shape. Where Wil has put up a wall because of her parents and the kids at school that she doesn't even realize what she wants.

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8/20/10 3:27 P

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I haven't read the book since there are so many holds on it at the library.

However, I did see the first TV episode and I didn't see Will as a feminist in the least bit. She was more an advocate for fat acceptance, in my opinion.

I can sympathize with the girl who was kicked out of camp for having Bulimia. She liked food, but wanted to be thin and couldn't have both. Kicking her out wasn't the answer though, talk about alienation.

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8/18/10 7:22 A

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Believe it or not, I'm still waiting to get my copy. I'd requested it from the library and it is currently overdue. :(



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8/16/10 8:02 A

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I am replying to the group member who read HGttG. I love the Hitchniker's Guide... It's a great use of irony and sarcasm. Have you watched the movie?

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8/14/10 3:49 P

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I liked the book all right. It was kind of like watching an afterschool special or movie of the week. It had some lessons in it and was an engaging story. One thing I can say is, if it gets kids reading, and has some social commentary, it's a good thing.

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8/10/10 11:43 A

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So far, as I read HUGE, I can't help but be reminded of middle/high school. Reading this book is fun for me (I'm about a quarter of the way through).

Which character do you sympathize with? DO you sympathize with any character?

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8/8/10 8:57 P

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What are some common themes that arise in HUGE?

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8/3/10 9:04 P

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Just picked Huge up this evening after work. As soon as I finish my current book (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) I'll start it - probably tomorrow. emoticon

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8/3/10 6:33 P

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I'm in, I've had to request it from the library as it was already checked out.



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7/30/10 7:24 A

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I'm in too. Just requested it from my library system. Should be in in a few days.

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7/28/10 11:38 A

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Cee: I'm thinking we should have a full month to finish each BOM. Sound about right?

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7/28/10 10:06 A

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How soon do we need to finish it?? emoticon

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7/26/10 12:30 P

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I'm in. Haven't read any YA fiction in ages, and it looks like fun. I'm next in line for it when it gets back to the library tomorrow.

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7/25/10 11:18 P

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I think for me for now one "assigned" book is good for me. I'll end up reading more of course but I think one book is reasonable.

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7/25/10 11:08 P

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Thanks to you both, for our August book! emoticon

The deadline would be the end of August?

Does that sound about right for a book? Or would you ladies prefer SEVERAL books per month?



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7/25/10 7:20 P

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Great--I'm looking forward to reading it. Wonder if we will all get hooked on the TV show as well??? Do we have a deadline for finishing it? I need deadlines!

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I think we really need to give credit to Runnerat50 for thinking of it. emoticon emoticon But I do agree it is a great choice and have already requested it from the library. I have also just started reading "Perfect Health" by Deepak Chopra today. Very interesting.

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Every month I will ask a featured member to choose the BOOK OF THE MONTH selection.

This month, I have chosen Renee (MRSGIXXER).

The book this month is *Huge* by Sarah Paley.

Get to the library ASAP! Who's in?

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7/23/10 8:20 P

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I read about Huge in the paper. It looks like it could be pretty good.

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7/23/10 8:08 P

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Hi--new here but wanted to pipe in . . . wonder if there are any novels or creative nonfiction about food, exercise, etc? Or would people rather escape that type of thing in this group? I just saw the teen novel HUGE at Barnes & Noble, as one example . . . there's now a related TV show I think.

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7/22/10 9:45 P

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I think that is a great idea. Although I have read many novels most of what I read is non-fiction so right now I don't have many suggestions. Some of my favorites are historical novels.

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As a part of this team, I would like to have a monthly novel that members can read and discuss! Each month we can focus on a differet time period/genre.

Because there aren't any members yet, I figured that we could use this space to make suggestions for a particular time period/genre of literature.

Any suggetions?

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