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"I had created her.
She is my handiwork."

Jeff, a confused, very handsome high-school boy takes a ceramic class, and meets a fat, unhappy girl named Ellen. Although his intentions in the beginning are really kind and generous, his increasing power over her changes him into a dangerous tyrant. This is a modern re-telling of the Pygmalion/Galatea story.

Bulletin for the Center of Childrens’ Books:

"… a moving story with depth and insight.”

Publishers Weekly:

“… gripping.”


American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults: Bay Area Book Reviewers Award Nominee.