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Artichoke's Heart | [Suzanne Supplee]

Artichoke's Heart

It's not so easy being Rosemary Goode and tipping the scales at almost 200 pounds - especially when your mother runs the most successful (and gossipiest!) beauty shop in town. After a spectacularly disastrous Christmas break, when the scale reaches an all-time high, Rosemary realizes that things need to change. (A certain basketball player, Kyle Cox, might have something to do with it.) So begins a powerful year of transformation and a journey toward self-discovery.
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Publisher's Summary

It's not so easy being Rosemary Goode and tipping the scales at almost 200 pounds - especially when your mother runs the most successful (and gossipiest!) beauty shop in town.

After a spectacularly disastrous Christmas break, when the scale reaches an all-time high, Rosemary realizes that things need to change. (A certain basketball player, Kyle Cox, might have something to do with it.)

So begins a powerful year of transformation and a journey toward self-discovery that surprisingly has little to do with the physical, and more to do with an honest look at how Rosemary feels about herself.

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    Lori San Angelo, TX, USA 07-19-10
    Lori San Angelo, TX, USA 07-19-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Great for teens and adults"

    I greatly enjoyed listening to this novel, both because the author wrote a warm, endearing story and because the reader did such an excellent job. Supplee managed to capture the heartache of teen obesity without being preachy or maudlin. Rosemary, the main character, was strong yet vulnerable, and I could empathize with her and the other characters. The sub-plot of her mother's cancer was also handled very well, and I genuinely LIKED all of the characters...even the prickly ones. Well done.

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    leslie phila, PA, United States 03-03-14
    leslie phila, PA, United States 03-03-14
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    "Big Girls Need Love, Too!"

    I loved this story! The author got Rosemary's "voice" just right. Not too mature or childish. Just right.
    Rosemary is a little over-weight. ok, a lot over-weight. She has endured one diet or another for as long as she can remember, to no avail. finally she decides to take matters into her own hands. First she tries diet pills. They help for a short time. But with the help of a dietician she realizes that this isn't the healthiest way. On top of this she finds out that her tough-as-nails Mom, has cancer. It's a lot to go through, and Rosemary has a lot of growing up to do.
    This is a great book for teens and adults, and opens the door for some great conversations.

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    Tammy Sherwood Park, AB, Canada 04-24-12
    Tammy Sherwood Park, AB, Canada 04-24-12
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    "go girl"

    Little artichoke is lovable...she developed nicely and was a great listen...Great book for teens and adults alike

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