The Bigger Book of Lydia

The Bigger Book of Lydia Still very small at fifteen Lydia becomes self conscious about her size and develops an obsession with growing until she meets Michelle who has anorexia nervosa and wants only to be smaller

  • Title: The Bigger Book of Lydia
  • Author: Margaret Willey
  • ISBN: 9780060264857
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • Still very small at fifteen, Lydia becomes self conscious about her size and develops an obsession with growing, until she meets Michelle, who has anorexia nervosa and wants only to be smaller.

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    About "Margaret Willey"

    1. Margaret Willey

      I am the author of 9 Young Adult novels, 6 picture books on the way in both genres I have also published reviews, essays and poetry My best known books are the CLEVER BEATRICE picture books, for which I received many awards and prizes, including the CCBC Charlotte Zolotow award for best writing in a picture book Recently, I was given the Gwen Frostic Award by the Michigan Reading Association for my contributions to literacy in my home state of Michigan I have two grown children and live in Grand Haven with my husband Richard Joanisse.I am the author of FOUR SECRETS,a book about the aftermath of a school bullying incident with graphic novel inspired illustrations by Bill Hauser.I am currently promoting my new title with Carolrhoda Lab, BEETLE BOY, about a different kind of bullying, the parental kind, and one boy s long journey out of childhood to escape it Kirkus called the book Disturbing and riveting in a starred review Starred review Publishers Weekly Cited as a book of week for Sept 1 from PW.

    173 thoughts on “The Bigger Book of Lydia”

    1. What struck me about this book is how utterly passive the characters are. Woman's husband dies and she sinks into a deep depression? Others take care of her family while she sleeps it off for a few months. Girl's boyfriend pushing too far? She doesn't say no, just gets a headache and asks to be taken home -- and does the same thing on the next date, and the next. (Conversely, boy's girlfriend doesn't want to sleep with him? She's pushed verbally to at least pick a date, and then everyone seeming [...]


    2. I read this in one sitting, which meant i was intrigued enough i couldn't walk away. I liked the first half better than the concluding half. I thought it was an interesting story with substantial conflict, but i didn't think the resolution was satisfying, all that resolved for that matter. I needed there to be a more absolute issue between Michelle and Harold (her father) in order to justify Michelle's mental state. Simply saying that all teenagers fight with their parents wasn't enough- i was a [...]


    3. When Lydia's father dies she is very young. She is small for her age and constantly battles name-calling at school. Also, a family friend moves in. This new girl, Michelle, is fighting anorexia. She and Lydia fight their individual problems while finding friendship in each other. It was disturbing because Michelle was constantly smoking and they used God's name a lot. However, it was a well-written book and would be helpful to someone in either of the situations these girls faced.


    4. Full disclosure: I actually taught with the author at Grand Valley State University in the early eighties, so I picked up the book then and really liked it a lot.



    5. this book was pretty good, i really liked the ending, some of it wasn't as believable as it could have been


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