We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things | [Carolyn Mackler]

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things

This irreverent, but touching tale is a 2004 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book by acclaimed author Carolyn Mackler. 15 year old Virginia Shreves is overweight and doesn't have many friends, but wants to be like her family: picture perfect. What she knows about her family, however, slowly begins to change after one tragic phone call.
Regular Price:$23.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

This irreverent, but touching tale is a 2004 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book by acclaimed author Carolyn Mackler. 15 year old Virginia Shreves is overweight and doesn't have many friends, but wants to be like her family: picture perfect. What she knows about her family, however, slowly begins to change after one tragic phone call.

©2003 Carolyn Macker; (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC.

What the Critics Say

"The heroine's transformation into someone who finds her own style and speaks her own mind is believable and worthy of applause." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (22 )
5 star
 (9)
4 star
 (7)
3 star
 (5)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.3 (12 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (6)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.1 (12 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Karen Plano, TX, USA 04-22-07
    Karen Plano, TX, USA 04-22-07
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    "All about taking charge!"

    As a bigger person in a skinny world, I was interested by the title and wanted to see if my view was the same as "Ginny's".

    The story progresses through some troubles, some decisions, and some changes that make this a wonderful story. It allows the reader to see the world from a different point of view from, possibly, his/her own.

    This is a great story for 14 yo and up. There are some sexual situations and an adult situation regarding the main character's brother. However, overall the story is very much worth the time and the theme comes through loud and clear. I loved it!

    KC

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Harold Sunnyvale, CA, USA 08-13-06
    Harold Sunnyvale, CA, USA 08-13-06
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Boring Teen Angst"

    This story starts out funny and enjoyable. The preview makes it sound fun but don't be fooled. One third of the way through it the main character gets REALLY depressed and they talk about date rape and self mutilation lot.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kathleen Wayne, PA, United States 03-24-12
    Kathleen Wayne, PA, United States 03-24-12 Member Since 2010

    School Librarian, Cybrarian, Voracious Reader and Lifelong Inquirer.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Her brain is even bigger."
    What made the experience of listening to The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things the most enjoyable?

    Witty YA lit tale that deals with date rape, body image and first sexual encounters.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things?

    Anais' first kiss with Froggy, how she fell on and off her diet, her relationship with her faraway older sister.


    What about Johanna Parker’s performance did you like?

    Parker is very believable as a teen and as a listener you forget she is not Anais herself.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I listened to this book over a few weeks while I had time in my car and it was very easy to pick up where I left off without a lot of memory jogging. A relaxed, undemanding story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-3 of 3 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.