Book Recommendation, Fiction, Young Adult

Book Recommendation: ‘Dear Opl’, by Shelley Sackier

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Happy Sunday! As you ready yourself for another great week, are you wondering what to take along with you on your commute? Take a peek at this week’s recommended commute companion!

‘Dear Opl’, by Shelley Sackier

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Sahar's Reviews 2015 05 29 Book Review Dear Opl‘ There are three things Opl never expected to do during the eighth grade.

  1. Start a vendetta against celebrity chef Alfie Adam, the “Nude Food Dude”
  2. Take yoga classes with her grandpa
  3. Become a famous blogger

But after a year of shrinking down her personality to compensate for the fact that her body’s getting bigger, Opl thinks it’s about time to start speaking up again. What she doesn’t expect is that everyone actually starts to listen.

After two years of hiding beneath a sugar-laden junk food diet meant to soothe the bitter loss of her dad, thirteen-year old Opl Oppenheimer is told she’s gained so much weight she’s pre-diabetic and now must start weighing far more than she ever bargained for.

There are three things that keep Opl busy during her eighth grade days: fighting the new “mock meat and healthy colon” cafeteria cooks, attempting to crush a celebrity chef’s reputation because he slings mud on any food that tastes good, and finding a pair of jeans that still fit. What she doesn’t count on is needing time to win back her best friend, illegally employing a penniless ex-rodeo clown, and solving the problems of teenagers who write in for advice on her blog. Finding room to fit everything in is proving as impossible as following her mom’s ridiculous diets. Only now, Opl has no choice. It’s do or die. How Opl determines what it is she’s truly hungering for and how to fill herself and her world is the heart of this timely, contemporary novel.’


5.00 avg. rating (99% score) - 1 vote

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