Big Bones (Paperback)Laura Dockrill (author)
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Shortlisted for the YA Book Prize 2019
The heartwarming new novel from the sparkling Laura Dockrill, introducing Bluebelle, and her moving, hilarious take on food, body image and how we look after ourselves and others.
It's a food diary. I have to tell the truth. That's the point.
Bluebelle, aka BB, aka Big Bones - is a sixteen-year-old girl encouraged to tackle her weight even though she's perfectly happy, thank you, and getting on with her life and in love with food. Then a tragedy in the family forces BB to find a new relationship with her body and herself...
Tuck in for best mates, belly laughs, boys and the best Bakewell tart.
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 292 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
'Big Bones is the book I wish I'd had as a teenager and Bluebelle is a friend I wish I had today. Laura has written a beautiful love letter to some of the most important things in life: friends, family and food.' - Linsdey Kelk
'Stuffed with lashings of laugh-out-loud loveliness (just wait until you read about Bum Tills...), relatable real-life truths and love in all its complicated, dizzying forms (food-love, friend-love, sisterly-love, boy-love, self-love), this is, quite simply, the best YA book about self-esteem and body image I've ever read' - Lovereading
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