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Starfish / Lisa Fipps.

Fipps, Lisa, (author.).


Ever since she wore a whale swimsuit and made a big splash at her fifth birthday party, Ellie's been bullied about her weight. To cope, she tries to live by her list of Fat Girl Rules, which are all about not standing out. And she's found a haven in her swimming pool, where she feels weightless in a fat-obsessed world. In the water, she can stretch out like a starfish and take up all the space she wants. Ellie finds an ally in her new neighbor Catalina--a girl who refreshingly doesn't judge--and in her new therapist, a woman who knows how to laugh at the right things. With these good people buoying Ellie up, it's a lot easier to face the bullies and starfish in real life--by unapologetically being her own fabulous self. -- From inside cover.

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  • ISBN: 9781984814500
  • ISBN: 1984814508
  • Physical Description: 244 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Award Book.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10 up. Nancy Paulsen Books.
HL630L Lexile
Decoding demand: 89 (very high) Semantic demand: 100 (very high) Syntactic demand: 89 (very high) Structure demand: 90 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.1 4 510597.
Awards Note:
Truman Readers Award nominee 2023-2024
Subject: Overweight persons > Juvenile fiction.
Bullying > Juvenile fiction.
Mothers and daughters > Juvenile fiction.
Self-confidence > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Families > Texas > Juvenile fiction.
Texas > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Novels in verse.

Available copies

  • 59 of 71 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cameron Public. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cameron Public Library.


  • 1 current hold with 71 total copies.
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Cameron Public Library Y FIP (Text) 32311111199295 Youth Fiction Available -

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