This honest, laugh-out-loud novel brimming with body positivity, bite-sized nuggets of feminism, and commentary on eating will have readers rooting for sixteen-year-old BB as she navigates her world while maintaining her plucky zest for life even in the most trying of times.
It's a food diary. I have to tell the truth. That's the point.
Sixteen-year-old Bluebelle, also known as BB or Big Bones, lives her life unapologetically. She loves life! She loves food!
When BB has a worse-than-usual asthma attack, her mom insists she go to the doctor. There, she is told that she is overweight (no surprise) and prediabetic (big surprise) and must lose weight, move more, and keep a food diary. To get out of this immediate health crisis, she agrees to make an effort.
Then a tragedy occurs in the family, and things get seriously complicated. Suddenly, losing weight and moving more are the least of her worries. As for the food diary, though, BB doesn't just document what she's eating, she documents what she's feeling--and she has a lot to say!
A CLIP Carnegie Medal Children's Book Award Nominee
About the Author
Laura Dockrill is a performance poet and novelist. She is the author of both young adult novels and books for younger readers, as well as a children's poetry collection available in the UK. Laura Dockrill lives in London.
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"Heartwarming…. Don't be surprised if you find yourself craving cheese toasties, jacket potatoes, banoffee pie, jammie dodgers, and a trip across the pond.” –NPR
"BB's honesty, her comfort with her own body, and her love for her family and best friend shine through. Full of heart, BB's authentic voice will strike a chord with anyone who doesn't want to be defined by the way they look." --School Library Journal