Gayle Forman on Body Image

Now home from her If I Stay tour, Gayle Forman wrote this wonderful blog entry on body image in YA and our culture: Fat. Her five-year-old daughter is already concerned with her weight, which represents a ridiculous problem in our society. It’s bad enough that teenagers have so many body image issues, but I think enough is enough when it is starting in kindergarten. The blog post discusses some of the books that deal with body image well, and the preponderance of those that do not, as well as general media pressure to be thin.


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