A podcast about books from the Larissa Gerstel Critical Literacy Collection at American University in Washington DC.
I enjoyed your podcast! I like how you discuss the variety of topics in the book in order to ensure that you give the listeners a well-rounded view of the book!
This book was a great choice for your podcast. The variety of topics would make the book more relatable to a wider audience, which I think is great for teen novels. I liked your discussion of the topics and how you interpreted them. I think it was important you pointed out the difficulties of teaching this in a school setting but that the book is still of value.
I think that this was a really interesting book to pick for your podcast because of the contrasting points of view. I think that this would be an interesting book for teens to read because it seems as though it is not just about an eating disorder, its about the thinking and behavior of the person who has the disease. Teens, particularly girls, consistently to feel pressure to fit into a box or stereotype. I believe that this book would be a good way to talk about these pressures within a classroom setting.
Great job Kelcie! I liked your description of the book and connections to present day issues.