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The Cat Ate My Gymsuit [BOOKS] ✫ The Cat Ate My Gymsuit ✭ Paula Danziger – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Now you can find Paula Danziger s funny and compassionate testaments to the ups and downs of growing up, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit and There s A Bat In Bunk Five, available in a brand new format sure to Ate My MOBI ☆ Now you can find Paula Danziger s funny and compassionate testaments to the ups and downs of growing up, The Cat Ate My Gymsuit and There s A Bat In Bunk Five, available in a brand new format sure to elicit lots of laughs and maybe even a few tears from teens everywhere Danziger skillfully balances her insight into the daily trauma of the young adult years with liberal doses The Cat MOBI :Ê of humor School Library Journal Marcy Lewis is bored by school, resents her tyrannical father, despairs of ever being thin, and is certain that she ll never have a date Then along comes Ms Finney, a remarkable teacher with unconventional ways, and things begin to change The issues of teacher independence and student protest are topical, and Marcy, an intelligent and enjoyable adolescent, is an appealing heroine School Library Journal Told Cat Ate My eBook ¸ with zest and humor, this is a good read Children s Book Review Service.


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  1. Manybooks Manybooks says:

    Ever since I first read Paula Danziger s delightful and personally captivating 1974 middle grade novel The Cat Ate my Gymsuit in early 2007 as I never did manage to read any of Paula Danziger s fiction when I was myself a tween or teen , I have absolutely both loved The Cat Ate my Gymsuit and also have felt totally connected both physically and spiritually with and to main character, main protagonist Marcy Lewis regarding her weight issues, Marcy s father basically being for all intents and pu Ever since I first read Paula Danziger s delightful and personally captivating 1974 middle grade novel The Cat Ate my Gymsuit in early 2007 as I never did manage to read any of Paula Danziger s fiction when I was myself a tween or teen , I have absolutely both loved The Cat Ate my Gymsuit and also have felt totally connected both physically and spiritually with and to main character, main protagonist Marcy Lewis regarding her weight issues, Marcy s father basically being for all intents and purposes a verbally abusive nasty hatefully misogynist jerk, her mother s annoying and ridiculous passivity at the beginning of The Cat Ate my Gymsuit and indeed also sometimes and even often at least in my opinion wanting to cast blame at Marcy for the father s, for her husband s tantrums in so far that the mother actually often seems to suggests that if Marcy were skinnier and not as sensitive to her father s words, her father would perhaps not be as likely to yell and scream, to constantly verbally assault his daughter Now I do well realise that there are actually quite a large number of rather majorly negative reviews of The Cat Ate my Gymsuit, reviews that often and sometimes rather vehemently strive to suggest that for example Marcy s teacher Ms Finney being fired for exercising her basic human rights of freedom of thought and expression including refusing to pledge allegiance to the flag every day at school, being categorically against both the Vietnam War and USA foreign policies in general is somehow not only totally justified but that Ms Finney should not have been made into a hero and martyr by Paula Danziger but shown as somehow both traitorous and anti American and yes, as a person of German background, I do consider such attitudes, no matter from which country they hail, totally unacceptable if not even ridiculously Nazi and Stalinist like in scope And of course, the individuals faulting Paula Danziger for having penned Ms Finney as a positive role model, they also then generally complain about how negatively the author has in The Cat Ate my Gymsuit depicted the pater familias, how Paula Danziger has shown Marcy Lewis father as being an abusive and nasty bully and also, sadly, with both Marcy and later also Marcy s mother when she finds her strength and voice and joins her daughter fighting back, that they should not be rocking the proverbial boat and should therefore also know their assigned and seemingly sacred places in life and society But really, for ANYONE who would consider Marcy Lewis as obnoxious, bratty and problematic, well, she is not nearly as much of a sad and naively thoughtless lowlife as either that silly male principal who fires Ms Finney for simply attempting to actually teach her students, for opening their collective eyes and minds to critical thinking and not automatically and without insight supporting any given country, government, even their own or Marcy s at best constantly verbally ranting and raving father, who obviously expects what he says and demands to be followed to the letter without comment and criticism and who verbally chastises, condemns and nastily reams out as he wants, and obviously considers this to be his God given family right and major kudos to Marcy for not only standing up to both of these bullies but also for helping her mother come out of her shell and do the same Now finally, The Cat Ate my Gymsuit also deals with something that is due to my own personal experiences very close to my heart, namely Marcy Lewis weight and body image issues And indeed, as someone who has always struggled with weight and body image questions and who especially as a teenager was constantly being told by well meaning family members, teachers etc that I needed to lose weight, that I would be considerablyphysically attractive and contented if I were skinny, that losing weight was just a matter of will power and not being so lazy, I do really wish that I had known about The Cat Ate my Gymsuit during my own teenager hood For what Marcy experiences with regard to her own body weight issues and how in particular her mother at the beginning of the novel often tries to unsuccessfully encourage her daughter to lose weight and yes indeed shown by Paula Danziger as absolutely unhelpful if not unintentionally nastily , these words would have been a tremendous help and comfort in the late 1970s and early 1980s when I as a teenager was experiencing precisely the same type of though love and finding this, like Marcy does in The Cat Ate my Gymsuit both unhelpful and generally much devoid of any type of actual affection, and which I also so heartily appreciate that Paula Danziger clearly, compassionately and succinctly shows as always, as generally being equally and precisely this And yes, the above is indeed why I although I have totally both loved and appreciated reading Paula Danziger s The Cat Ate my Gymsuit and am therefore ranking it with five glowing stars because of this also totally HATE AND DESPISE the 2006 cover image for The Cat Ate my Gymsuit with every fibre of my being For if Marcy Lewis is supposed to have a weight problem, why is the 2006 cover image for The Cat Ate my Gymsuit basically showing and depicting a generally slender girl with very skinny arms And honestly, I actually do find this both a major insult to author Paula Danziger s memory, to her literary creation Marcy Lewis and yes to all of us who struggle and have struggled with body image and weight problems as the publisher obviously seems to be of the impression and opinion that while an author might be allowed and even encouraged to write about weight issues and such, book cover images should seemingly not be permitted to depict individuals who are physically heavy set or potentially obese


  2. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    Oh Marcy, could I love youThis book helped me and a lot of other girls accept what we looked like and who we were I especially like this cover the one I own as that is EXACTLY what I imagine Marcy to look like


  3. Aramis Aramis says:

    Historical context is paramount for full enjoyment of this adorably dated book was a fun read While I think kids might have some trouble with casual references to recreation rooms, records, women s liberation and push button phones The real issue is Marcy s parents Without understanding the era in which this story was published mid seventies they come off as a cartoonish villian and victim The rampant McCarthyism and casual mysogny of Marcy s father as he chomps on a cigar while downing sco Historical context is paramount for full enjoyment of this adorably dated book was a fun read While I think kids might have some trouble with casual references to recreation rooms, records, women s liberation and push button phones The real issue is Marcy s parents Without understanding the era in which this story was published mid seventies they come off as a cartoonish villian and victim The rampant McCarthyism and casual mysogny of Marcy s father as he chomps on a cigar while downing scotch and sodas seemed so fabricated as to be unbelieveable althought I am actuely aware that it was not that long ago that his behavior was considered acceptable if not the norm A great book about kids learning to stand up for what themselves, those they care about and what they believe in


  4. Chelsea D Chelsea D says:

    This book is about a student named Marcy Lewis who hates school and she s one of the volleyball players in her school In her classroom, no teacher have ever lasted in their room as a teacher because the students disrespect the teacher when they hate the teacher that s teaching them Then this person who is ready to teach and


  5. Leisa Leisa says:

    RETRO REREAD 3 I am going back and re reading books from my adolescence found in several boxes while moving Books that is, not my adolescence that s long gone and this is the third one I pulled from the shelf the first was This Time of Darkness by HM Hoover and the second was Anna to the Infinite Power by Mildred Ames , but I just now decided to make it a thing and give it a nifty name So anyway the ratings I am giving these books are based on two things 1 did it hold up well, and RETRO REREAD 3 I am going back and re reading books from my adolescence found in several boxes while moving Books that is, not my adolescence that s long gone and this is the third one I pulled from the shelf the first was This Time of Darkness by HM Hoover and the second was Anna to the Infinite Power by Mildred Ames , but I just now decided to make it a thing and give it a nifty name So anyway the ratings I am giving these books are based on two things 1 did it hold up well, and 2 did I enjoy re reading it Of some consideration is how much I loved it when I first discovered it in the case, in Junior High This book is so dated as to be antiquated a teacher gets fired for being, essentially, a liberal feminist with ideas that students shouldgaspthink but what scares me is how much, with the whole no child left behind teach to the test mess plaguing our schools now is that what IS relevant is the idea of a teacher who challenges that and gets kids to think and learnand gets punished for it When I was a kid I was mad at Ms Finney at the end won t say why but now, as an adult and educator, I get her completely Sometimes I think I learned how to teach from Ms Finney.Just as an aside There is a new trend of updating books from the 70s for instance, replacing Marcy s push button phone with a cell phone I don t know if that was done with this book, as my copy is from 1978, but I imagine it would change too much like how the protest is organized I am not sure I like the new trend Lois Duncan s Down a Dark Hall did NOT work for me because the isolation seemed stupid in a world with the internet and cell phones Kit would have thoroughly googled the teachers and the school before being sent away, especially since she didn t want to go even if it gets kids to read old books


  6. Rebekah Rebekah says:

    I m really surprised to hear that so many people liked this book I am at a loss to say anything about it I can t say that it was really terrible, it was just pointless to me The characters were a little too basic and contrived they are either good or evil, with no exploration into their viewpoints, backgrounds, or values For a book that seems to be promoting understanding other people and accepting new ideas, it felt very one sided to me.


  7. Pooja Banga Pooja Banga says:

    Actually this book looks similar to bollywood movie Hichki..Story is same just it is written in words.It actually tells or depicts what our real education system is like..Why do teachers only teach us from books why don t they tell us anything practical Teachers are builders of the nation..A strong building can only be established with good ideals and learning and not rote learning.Here also there are students who don t let any teacher stay by doing nuisance.Then one teacher comes who com Actually this book looks similar to bollywood movie Hichki..Story is same just it is written in words.It actually tells or depicts what our real education system is like..Why do teachers only teach us from books why don t they tell us anything practical Teachers are builders of the nation..A strong building can only be established with good ideals and learning and not rote learning.Here also there are students who don t let any teacher stay by doing nuisance.Then one teacher comes who completely changed them.Why can t every teacher be like her Why can t our education system be like that where we think and not just learn.We have a system where children are not allowed to think not allowed to ask.What our teachers say is right isn t


  8. Amy Ravenel Amy Ravenel says:

    This book will always have a special place in my heart I was twelve when I read it and completely identified with the main character and her struggles I also loved the teacher in the story, who helped inspire me to be a teacher at least for a little while I still recommend this book to preteens and teens who feel they just don t fit in.


  9. Misstea Misstea says:

    I read this book when I was about fourteen and I remember really liking it, but had lost a lot of the details The volleyball dangling participle scene and wishing I could have gotten out of phys.ed so easily is about the only thing that stuck.As a adult that was raised in a household that had many of the same dynamics, I was rather blown away at some of the memories that it brought back And with the clarity of 30 years growth, I see that Marcy s father was terribly abusive and Marcy s poor I read this book when I was about fourteen and I remember really liking it, but had lost a lot of the details The volleyball dangling participle scene and wishing I could have gotten out of phys.ed so easily is about the only thing that stuck.As a adult that was raised in a household that had many of the same dynamics, I was rather blown away at some of the memories that it brought back And with the clarity of 30 years growth, I see that Marcy s father was terribly abusive and Marcy s poor self esteem and anxiety were sadly, tragic and all too common Reading this book, in some ways, must have been like reading my own diary Thank goodness the teenage years do not last forever, and whoever says that high school was the best time of their life is lying


  10. Emily Emily says:

    3.5 This was a nice quick modern classic I don t think I read it as a kid, but I could have Though a lot of the story holds up now, 30 years later, a lot of it is dated Miss vs Ms., women s liberation issues, smoking grass , etc Girls will still be able to relate to Marcy s weight issues, her mean father, and her clueless mother, however I m not sure who I would give this book to it is written at a pretty low reading level 4th 5th grade , but features a 13 year old 9th grader wh 3.5 This was a nice quick modern classic I don t think I read it as a kid, but I could have Though a lot of the story holds up now, 30 years later, a lot of it is dated Miss vs Ms., women s liberation issues, smoking grass , etc Girls will still be able to relate to Marcy s weight issues, her mean father, and her clueless mother, however I m not sure who I would give this book to it is written at a pretty low reading level 4th 5th grade , but features a 13 year old 9th grader who at one point, is offered and accepts a alcohol I have a feeling this reading level age appropriateness disconnect has to do with the time it was written


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