Taking Up Space by Alyson Gerber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Thank you to Wunderkind for an ARC of this book.
An honest and emotional portrayal of a young girl struggling with the ways her body is changing and what this means to her life’s passion, basketball.
Sometimes she forgets to make dinner. Or pick up snacks for her sleepover, or stock the refrigerator. But she’s always there to watch Sarah’s games and they love reading and decoding detective stories.
Half of Sarah’s teammates suspect something (and they aren’t very nice about it) when she isn’t eating, but it’s her BFF that steps in and tells their coach.
When the boy she crushes on asks to be her partner in a cooking competition, she learns how much she enjoys cooking and she can take control of what she eats and stand up for what she needs at home in order to feel safe and confident.