The Fat Girl Summary
Marilyn Stickle Sachs

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The Fat Girl Summary

As the title indicates, one of the major characters in the novel has a weight problem. But that is not really the main issue. While Ellen eventually does overcome her obesity, it is not a weight-loss story. The plot of the novel revolves around the efforts of Jeff, a teen-ager, to recreate and transform Ellen into his own image of beauty.

Jeff, in spite of his seeming confidence, has problems with his overly domineering...

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