Self-conscious about her smallness, Lydia develops an obsession with size. She begins keeping a journalher Bigger Book, collecting information about getting bigger and stronger. As Lydia enters high school, she loses the journal, but not her anxiety about size and survival. Then Michelle comes into her life, fresh from an eating disorder clinic, still very ill with anorexia. Lydia and Michelle become true friends and share secrets and fears. When Lydias old Bigger Book resurfaces, both girls find healing inspiration between its yellowed pages.
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Margaret Willey is the author of seven young adult novels and two picture books. The Bigger Book of Lydia was her first novel.Review:
"A combination family, coming-of-age, and friendship story...laced with wit." -- ALA Booklist
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