For 5 days, my book club read and discussed the book The Cat Ate My Gymsuit, by Paula Danziger.
The story is about Marcy Lewis, a thirteen-year-old girl who thinks that she is ugly and fat. She has an abusive father and it seems her parents are always fighting. Marcy only has one friend, Nancy Sheridan.
Then comes Ms Finney. Ms Finney, unlike Marcy’s former english teachers, teach the students in a unique way that works, and forms a club called Smedley. Through this club, Marcy meets a lot of new friends. She even meets a boy who seems to be attracted to her, Joel Anderson, whose father works with the Board of Education. Then one day, the principal comes to observe Ms. Finney. She teaches the lesson goes fairly successfully, but the Ms. Finney’s teaching techniques are not agreed with by the school administrators.
Marcy and her friends suddenly find themselves coming to Ms. Finney’s defense when she is threatened with the loss of her job, with several consequences such as getting suspended.
Also, my book club created a book trailer about the book. Enjoy.