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Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have - Allen Zadoff
Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have
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FOOD, GIRLS, AND OTHER THINGS I CAN'T HAVE is the story of a boy who doesn't fit--in his pants, in his family, in his school, or in his life.  If Andrew Zansky can only be thin enough, smart enough, or popular enough, he thinks everything in his life will be perfect. His father will come back... show more
FOOD, GIRLS, AND OTHER THINGS I CAN'T HAVE is the story of a boy who doesn't fit--in his pants, in his family, in his school, or in his life.  If Andrew Zansky can only be thin enough, smart enough, or popular enough, he thinks everything in his life will be perfect. His father will come back home. The pretty girl in school will fall in love with him.  His Mom will be happy again.While he's working to achieve this fantasy future, Andrew eats.  A lot.  He buries his problems in his Mom's mini-snacks, analyzing his world while stuffing down his feelings. "When I chew loud enough," he says, "I can't hear myself think. It's like a little vacation."  FOOD, GIRLS, AND OTHER THINGS I CAN'T HAVE follows Andrew's journey to self-awareness and self-acceptance (by, unexpectedly, joining the high school football team). By the end of the story, Andrew stops living in his head and starts participating in life. Perhaps most importantly, he comes to understand that feeling different doesn't make him weird or special; it makes him just like everyone else.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781606841518 (1606841513)
ASIN: 1606841513
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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mayhap
mayhap rated it
Promising if uneven debut.I'm not in love with the title and its syntactical transformation of women into objects, although the structure, similar to popular YA titles aimed primarily at girls, does a decent job at signaling the tone, which is scathingly introspective, insecure, and very funny, all ...
Jackie's Ramblings & Rants!
Jackie's Ramblings & Rants! rated it
0.0 Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have
this book was a really quick read for me. I think all young adults should read this book. This book just proves that you can do anything you set your mind to, and i have to respect that. Thi book is about Andrew who is a sophomore in high school. He and everyone else around him calls him "FAT", he i...
Katie's Book Blog!!
Katie's Book Blog!! rated it
4.0 Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have
Hmm. What can I say about Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can’t Have? Other than that it has a super long title. =]Allen Zadoff has created a hilarious character in Andrew Zansky. Half the time I was torn between laughing at the guy and feeling sorry for him. He just managed to get himself into...
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