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Frederic (Freddy) Gold is smart, talented, funny and overweight. She hates her name, her body and the school bully. As if that weren't enough, her parents are newly divorced and her dad has a young girlfriend. Excited about turning twelve and starting middle school, Freddy meets Dolly, and African-American girl and Eva, a Latina, who are also fat. They discover a mutual love and talent for music and form a band. In this coming-of-age story, Freddy learns to cope with adversity by using her humor, talent and the support of her friends, her older brother, and a special 'fat angel' to earn respect and popularity. 'Tween years are tough for every kid and whether it's zits, body image, hair, bullying or personality, this book will touch every kid between nine and fourteen.
Dr. Fran Orenstein wrote her first poem at age eight and has never stopped writing. She grew up in New York's Brooklyn and the Bronx, and is grateful for all the exciting opportunities in education and culture. She has been a teacher, a magazine editor/writer, rehab counselor, managed programs for women and children and served as an officer with AmeriCorps. She now lives in Geogia with her furry feline friends, happily writing. Visit Fran's World at www.franorenstein.com. Visit Fran on the web at www.franorenstein.weebly.com.