Starfish is about a young girl named Ellie who struggles with her weight. She is often noticed for her weight and nothing else. Ellie navigates the struggles of being overweight in modern society. She often feels alone even when people are around. Everyday, she battles the pressure of losing weight from many people in her life. Ellie navigates making friends and making a life for herself that she enjoys. This is the perfect book for someone who is working to heal their relationship with their body or values when books talk about body image and characters coping with the standards that society has created when it comes to a perfect or healthy body.
By Teen Reviewer Grace