I couldn’t get enough of this book, I read it a few months ago in one sitting. The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things is the story of overweight Virginia Shreves, a Manhattan 10th grader in a perfect looking family who urge her to lose weight so she can be pretty. When her older brother does something deeply despicable, she starts to understand how imperfect her family is. She becomes empowered, stops apologizing for her size, starts getting strong, and just becomes awesome. I was cheering for her at the end, and I think this is a must read book for teenage girls. I can’t say enough good things about it, one of the best YA books I’ve read. I’m only sorry it took me this long to read it.