Millie Michalchuk is just your average plus-sized teenage girl with big dreams to become a News Anchor despite, Millie being bullied at school because of her weight or the fact that her parents sent her to fat camp every year.Millie is a fun and loving girl with a bold personally she becomes bold when she meets Callie Reyes. Your typical popular girl that everyone is jealous of. Millie and Callie have many things in common including the fact that they don't feel like they fit in.Callie always gets mistaken for the babysitter since she is tanner than the rest of her family. While Millie gets bullied because she weighs a bit more than the rest. It does not stop them from reaching their goals, Millie is going to change her story by attending Journalism camp this year instead of fat camp while, Callie is going to be more friendly and kind than before.
Puddin', by Julie Murphy, is just an average girl next door type of book. Millie is relatable towards the general audience including me, she brings a spark to this book like nothing before with real emotion and goals to achieve what she wants.She does not care what people think about her along with her new friend,Callie.Callie is as well unstoppable alongside Millie proving to everyone she has changed. I’d recommend this book to a friend since, it brings light to many girls out there that weigh more than others that have confidence to help them strive. My favorite part of the book is when Millie and Callie drive through Texas to arrive at the Journalism camp to confront the people that denied her entry.
Reviewed by P.K., Grade 9
Downtown Central Library