The Cat Ate My Gymsuit

The Cat Ate My GymsuitMarcy S Life Is A Mess Her Parents Don T Understand Her, She Feels Like A Fat Blimp With No Friends, And Her Favorite Teacher Just Got Fired Ms Finney Wasn T Like The Other Teachers, And She Was Helping Marcy Feel Good About Being Herself.Now That She S Gone, Marcy Doesn T Know What To Do She S Always Thought Things Would Be Better If She Could Just Lose Weight, But The Loss Of Ms Finney Sparks Something Inside Her She Decides To Join The Fight To Bring Back Her Teacher, And In Doing So, She Discovers That Her Voice Might Matter Than She Ever Realized. 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
Oh Marcy, could I love you This 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 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
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 tea
Aku benci ayahku Aku benci sekolah Aku benci tubuh gemukku Aku benci Kepala Sekolah karena ia ingin memecat Ms.Finney, guru bahasa inggrisku.Membaca kalimat pertama itu, aku mengira Marcy ini tentu orang yang sering mengeluh, tidak puas dengan apapun, penyendiri dan mungkin pemarah..Setelah meneruskan membaca terbukti semua yg kukira di awal ternyata banyak yg salah..Mercy memang penyendiri, tapi dia bukan pemarah, dia pemalu. Dia malu akan kegemukan tubuhnya, dia malu jika muncul jerawat di wajahnya, dia malu berbicara dengan teman teman sekelasnya..Mercy memang penyendiri, tapi mungkin semua itu sebuah akibat dari apa yang terjadi di rumahnya Ayahnya sering berteriak, Ibunya sering menangis, setiap adiknya membuat masalah Mercy selalu disalahkan, semua hal di diri Mercy seperti tidak ada arti dimata ayahnya. Aku tidak peduli jika kau dapat nilai nilai bagus, karena kau konyol Mengapa aku harus punya anak perempuan yang konyol dan gemuk aku tidak akan pernah menemukan orang yang mau menikahimu Lihat apa yang telah kau lakukan Kami tak pernah bertengkar kecuali gara gara dirimu Minta maaf kalimat kalimat seperti itulah yang sering diteriakkan ayahnya pada Mercy. Dan karena percaya dia memang gemuk, konyol, dan menye
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 f
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 come
3,5 starI LOVE THIS BOOKNggak nyangka bakal jatuh suka sama buku ini, dan kelar dengan begitu cepatnya pas dibaca Ngalir banget ceritanya, dan nggak bertele tele, meskipun ending nya agak sedikit terlalu mudah Pengen lebih
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
Perkenalkan, namaku Marcy Lewis Aku gemuk dan berjerawat Canggung dan mudah gugup Sekolahku mengerikan Aku tahu teman teman tertawa di belakangku Keadaan di rumah lebih buruk Ayah menganggapku tidak berarti, dan seringkali bertengkar dengan ibu Singkatnya, aku punya banyak masalah Review saya Ini buku bagus yang pernah saya baca Tentang common problem gadis ABG Yang kehilangan rasa percaya diri gara gara bertubuh gemuk dan berjerawat Marcy merasa dia adalah orang dengan masalah paling buruk di dunia Selain dengan kondisi tubuhnya yang gemuk, yang membuatnya minder, ayahnya seringkali membentaknya Karena ayahnya merasa telah bekerja keras, menganggap Marcy tidak berguna karena tubuhnya yang gemuk, dan lainnya Rumahnya selalu dihiasi dengan teriakan sang ayah Di sekolah, keadaannya juga tidak bagus Guru guru datang dan pergi Sampai akhirnya, Ms Barbara Finney datang Semula, Marcy mengira, gurunya hanya akan bertahan beberapa hari saja Namun ternyata, seisi kelas, bahkan anak anak kelas lain, sangat menyukai Ms Finney Me