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The Fat Girl by Marilyn SachsTHE FAT GIRL

Dutton, Dell Paperback

"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.”

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

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