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Susan Vaught

Author of Big Fat Manifesto

17+ Works 1,418 Members 83 Reviews

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Includes the names: SusanVaught, S. R. Vaught

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Works by Susan Vaught

Big Fat Manifesto (2008) 250 copies
Trigger (2006) 231 copies
Freaks Like Us (2012) 157 copies
Exposed (2008) 94 copies
Insanity (2014) 94 copies
Going Underground (2011) 88 copies
Stormwitch (2005) 66 copies
Together We Grow (2020) 36 copies
Blowout (2006) 3 copies
L.O.S.T. (2013) 3 copies
Plus forts ensemble (2021) 1 copy

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I found this very typical of a YA novel. Some of the points were predictable, but it did have a fresh spin with the main character being a fat girl. The humor and Jamie's column are two of the things that really make this novel shine. I also love how real statistics and facts are woven into the story.
 
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BarnesBookshelf | 14 other reviews | Jan 29, 2023 |
Loved these characters, and the story was great too. This would appeal to kids who like friendship stories, adventure, bullying stories, or mystery. There is a little something for everyone. It's also a great story about a character with a family member in the military. This could be a good read-a-like for many titles - some that come to mind are Fuzzy Mud, anything by Erin Entrada Kelly, or When You Reach Me.
 
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kamlibrarian | 2 other reviews | Dec 23, 2022 |
When a rain storm strongly pelts the barn, the animals inside are scared, and wondering when they will be fed. Outside, in the strong storm, is a mother fox and her babies. Seeking refuge, they try to enter the barn, only to be told "Go Away! We are full today!" Soaked and discouraged, the family has no where to go.

It is a lone little duck who travels out of the barn to dry the tears and calm the fears. That act of courage entices the other animals to come out in the sunshine after the terrible storm, and to listen to the small critter who encourages them to learn and show and that together they grow.

Highlighting the different colors and sizes, again, all are welcome including three babies and the mother fox. "There is room, there is room, there is room for all!"

These beautifully illustrated book ends with others longing for shelter, including a possum with four babies clinging to her back. The barn door is open and all have a space.

This book can be interpreted as a strong message for inclusion, and perhaps the need to accept people of different countries who live in poverty without food or housing. The barn is a symbol for opening space for all to live.
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Whisper1 | 3 other reviews | Oct 17, 2022 |
I love that this book includes a parent with a mental illness and a best friend with cerebral palsy, but in honest, realistic portrayals instead of "token handicapped character" roles.

I thought the answers to the mystery were a bit too obvious, but that may be from years of reading mysteries and watching crime shows.

Note: I received an ARC from the publisher.
 
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fernandie | 3 other reviews | Sep 15, 2022 |

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