My Mother Is A French Fry and Further Proof of My Fuzzed-up Life

My Mother Is A French Fry and Further Proof of My Fuzzed-up Life

Book - 2008-09-01
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Univ of Toronto Pr
Eli Smyth's eccentric mother embarrasses her at the best of times. When her mother gets pregnant and needs love and understanding, can Eli be there for her?
It makes Eli cringe when her mother comes home proudly dressed in a foam rubber French fry suit after her first day as a mascot for Burgers ?n' Fries. Families come in many forms in the animal kingdom, Eli's teacher had informed her. Sure, but ? French fries? How can her mother be so unembarrassable? When 15-year-old Eli Smyth isn't fuming over her mother's goofy jobs and total lack of inhibition, she's envious of Grace. Eli's best friend has two dads, both tres cool, and neither dresses up as fast food for a living. Maybe JG can understand. He's the boy in her class who shares her appreciation of rock band Decapitated Heads and also happens to have problems with his dad. Nobody's parents, though, are as wacko as Eli's mom. Everything she says and does drives Eli crazy. The too-frank sex-talks, the penchant for clothing that resembles flour sacks; the list goes on ? It seems her mom can't do much more to aggravate Eli ? and then gets pregnant. To Eli, there's nothing more disgusting than pregnancy. Now that her mother's puking her guts out most mornings and beginning to look like Jabba the Hut, what if she needs Eli's love and understanding? Will Eli be there for her?

Baker & Taylor
Envious of her friends who don't seem to have the family problems she does, fifteen-year-old Eli Smyth finds her mother truly embarrassing, and just when it seems she can't do anymore to aggravate Eli, her mother announces she's pregnant. Simultaneous.

& Taylor

Just when fifteen-year-old Eli Smyth thinks that her mother, who wears a french fry costume at her job and talks to everyone, could not embarrass her anymore, her mother announces that she is pregnant.

Publisher: Kids Can Press, Ltd. 2008-09-01 Toronto
ISBN: 9781554531837
Characteristics: 255 p. ;


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drinkteawithsherlock Aug 21, 2011

This book is hilarious. The author gave each character a great personality.

Feb 18, 2011

This Book sounds and looks hilarious. However after getting to page 100 he seemed like a lot of repition and lacking in the details department.

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