Squashed Summary
Joan Bauer

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Squashed Summary

Squashed pits sixteen-year-old Ellie Morgan and her giant pumpkin Max against the local pumpkin growing champ in the Rock River Pumpkin Weigh-in, where every pound counts. To stiffen the competition, Ellie is forced to deal with unpredictable weather, pumpkin thieves, and a father who completely misses the point. All of this, in addition to her own weight problem and a crush on the new boy in school, serves to teach Ellie important life lessons about winners and losers and particularly about the importance of just being true to herself.

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