THE EARTH, MY BUTT, AND OTHER BIG ROUND THINGS, by Carolyn Mackler
Okay, I'm back to the (in censors' opinion) too sexually explicit stuff. This one has personal importance to me because the protag is larger than average sized. You rarely see this in YA or adult genre fiction. I like to complain about the unrealistically high percentage of deaths among YA protags' parents, but the percentage of skinny teens in YA books is even more unrealistic.
But I don't have room to talk. I've fought my weight all my life (my first diet was in fourth grade). They say, write what you know, and yet, I've written four books and am working on a fifth with no larger protags in sight.
So, this is a thank-you to Carolyn Mackler, for all her work, but particularly for this one since she handles the self-esteem issues of an overweight teen in such a realistic, sympathetic and approachable way.
As for my writing diary. (See Patti Nielson's blog HERE)
Yesterday was crazy. I only wrote for a little over an hour (but I relaxed for less than that). I got a little over a page done along with revising/editing both older and the new stuff.