Dear Opl

Dear Opl

Shelley Sackier / Dec 11, 2019

Dear Opl After two years of hiding beneath a sugar laden junk food diet meant to soothe the bitter loss of her dad thirteen year old Opl Oppenheimer is told she s gained so much weight she s pre diabetic and

  • Title: Dear Opl
  • Author: Shelley Sackier
  • ISBN: 9781492608592
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Hardcover
  • After two years of hiding beneath a sugar laden junk food diet meant to soothe the bitter loss of her dad, thirteen year old Opl Oppenheimer is told she s gained so much weight she s pre diabetic and now must start weighing far than she ever bargained for.There are three things that keep Opl busy during her eighth grade days fighting the new mock meat and healthy coAfter two years of hiding beneath a sugar laden junk food diet meant to soothe the bitter loss of her dad, thirteen year old Opl Oppenheimer is told she s gained so much weight she s pre diabetic and now must start weighing far than she ever bargained for.There are three things that keep Opl busy during her eighth grade days fighting the new mock meat and healthy colon cafeteria cooks, attempting to crush a celebrity chef s reputation because he slings mud on any food that tastes good, and finding a pair of jeans that still fit What she doesn t count on is needing time to win back her best friend, illegally employing a penniless ex rodeo clown, and solving the problems of teenagers who write in for advice on her blog Finding room to fit everything in is proving as impossible as following her mom s ridiculous diets Only now, Opl has no choice It s do or die How Opl determines what it is she s truly hungering for and how to fill herself and her world is the heart of this timely, contemporary novel.

    Dear Opl by Shelley Sackier Dear Opl After two years of hiding beneath a sugar laden junk food diet meant to soothe the bitter loss of her dad, thirteen year old Opl Oppenheimer is told she s gained so much weight she s pre diabetic and now must start weighing far than she ever bargained for There are three things that keep Opl busy during her eighth grade days Shelley Sackier dear opl And here we are, folks A peek into DEAR OPL a project of mine that began probably around the same time ancient Babylonian astronomers were first Dear Opl by Shelley Sackier Books on Google Play Dear Opl Ebook written by Shelley Sackier Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or Dear Opl, Shelley Sackier Paperback Used Dear Opl by Shelley Sackier Paperback We see that javascript is disabled or not supported by your browser javascript is needed for important actions on the site. DEAR OPL by Shelley Sackier Kirkus Reviews She is increasingly at odds with her mother, who is overwhelmed and distracted When her mother encourages Opal to start a blog as a way to document her food intake, Opal decides to use it to express her thoughts instead Soon, Opal s sharp, humorous observations as Opl garner interest as people respond to her commentary. Dear Opl by Shelley Sackier I am, Indeed Dear Opl is born, and Opal finds a small following with people who are looking to her for advice and help, even as her best friend and she have some serious issues. Book Review Dear Opl by Shelley Sackier Blogcritics Dear Opl is a charming read Opal herself even so Her Grandfather is a quirky fellow while her little brother Ollie is adorable in his earnestness Her Grandfather is a quirky fellow while her little brother Ollie is adorable in his earnestness. Dear Health Plan Representatives, Please find attached All Dear Health Plan Representatives, Please find attached All Plan Letter, OPL Guidance Regarding Provider Directory Annual Filings, and updated Provider Directory Checklist Annual Filings. Dear Opl Book Review and Ratings by Kids Shelley Sackier Dear Opl has reviews and ratings Reviewer foodie wrote This was an amazing book on discovering yourself and finding some things you may not know about yourself Thirteen year old Opl is a bit on the chubby side, and continually eats junk food, even though she isn t supposed to. Dear Opl New York Public Library OverDrive There are three things Opl never expected to do during the eighth grade. Start a vendetta against celebrity chef Alfie Adam, the Nude Food Dude Take yoga classes with her grandpa.Become a famous bloggerBut after a year of shrinking down her personality to compensate for

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      • Shelley Sackier

        Shelley Sackier grew up in a small farming community in Northern Wisconsin continually searching for ways to grow warm Realizing she would never be able to enjoy ice cream like real people should, she left the state and lived the blissful life of a traveling musician Discovering her stories needed space than two verses a bridge and a chorus could provide, she began storytelling in earnest And then in Virginia Which is where she lives now and continues to write Her first novel, DEAR OPL Sourcebooks 2015 , is a tale about a snarky, overweight thirteen year old, who suffers from loss everywhere in her life except on her body Her next novel, The Freemason s Daughter HarperCollins , is due in early 2017 To learn about Shelley, visitPeakperspective where she blogs weekly about living on a small farm atop a mountain in the Blue Ridge and how it s easiest to handle most of it with home grown food, a breathless adoration for tractors, and a large dose of single malt scotch.You can also find her on Twitter ShelleySackier.


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    1. E ARC from Edelweiss Above the TreelineOpl (her mother wants her to lose weight, so trimming 25% of the letters from her name is a start) is angry at her mother for harping about her weight, as well as for being so busy with her library job and the new bookstore she is trying to start. When her mother suggests that Opl start a blog, she does, only to find that her best friend tells so many people that eventually there are almost 4,000 followers to the blog in just two months. Opl is sad that her [...]


    2. Dear Opl is an ambitious novel narrated by angry thirteen year old Opal who is struggling. Dad has left, Mom is overworked, younger brother Ollie wears women’s costumes every- single- day, (super creative ones) G’pa has moved in to help and is slowly crafting his place in the household. What Opl describes is a family in pain. Dad did not leave, he died. Opal’s snarky humor and compulsive chocolate habit is her way of stuffing grief and loss out of sight and out of mind. Ollie’s dress up [...]


    3. A great slice of life tale for MG and beyond It's been a while since I've devoured a book as sweet and sticky as Dear Opl. Shelley Sackier's breakout novel is charming and sophisticated, written to be both entertaining and educational. Opal is thirteen years old, and life simply isn't going well for her. Her father has passed away from cancer, her younger brother is dressing up in girls clothing, and her mother is simply absent. With nothing but sugar to offer sweetness in her life, Opal fills [...]


    4. I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Opal is a preteen girl struggling with her weight. She starts spelling her name "Opl" to shrink her name since she cannot seem to shrink her body. Opal uses food to mask her feelings. Her father died and her mother is busy trying to start a new business. Her mother is concerned with Opal's weight, but in all the wrong ways. She buys her diet foods, and skinny jeans, leaves her not-so-encouraging notes in the pantry, and encour [...]


    5. Dear Opl is such a delightful book. Opal is 13 and her life has not been super, as of late. She is dealing with the death of her father, a mother who is not on the scene and so much more, so she turns to sweets. It doesn't matter the type of candy, she turns to it. This, of course, means that she gains weight. What happens next will help any middle-school age teen see options to dealing with difficulty issues.The characters in this book are so colorful and are made to appeal to the audience. I c [...]


    6. This is a cute story about 13 year old Opal, who eats too much sweets while mourning her father who passed away two years ago. When she is told that she is pre-diabetic and will have to change her diet, she is forced to change her eating habits. Inspired by her mother's suggestion to start a blog, Opal becomes "Dear Opl", and blogs about her experiences in going to Yoga classes and changing her diet with the help of her G-pa and a British foodie who has a blog and cook books about healthy eating [...]


    7. Funny, sweet, and touching are the three words I'd use to describe this gem. From reconciling friendships to dealing with grief, to learning how to cook Opal deals with the hardships of life with humor and an interest in learning. On the surface she appears to be self absorbed, but we find a different story when she strikes up a relationship with a man that needs work. Definitely recommend to everyone!


    8. I didn't expect to like this book as much as I did. I think it's completely common for parents to not realize how bad packaged food is for their kids. Just because the packaging says its nutritious doesn't mean it is. Opals voice is fantastic, she's hilarious and really doesn't want to change but finally realizes it will make her feel betterd it does! So good!!


    9. sitename] karmaforlifechick karmaforlifechick/spotExcerpt from Dear OplFirst blog entry:My name is Opl, I’m thirteen years old, and this is my blog. My mom wants it to be a food journal. A log of chow. But I can’t see that being a good idea at all. Then it would just be a catalogue of crimes. My grandfather says I should use it to write about things that make me angry. He says it’ll be more interesting than listing everything I eat. It’s true. Anything would be more interesting than that [...]


    10. Oh man, I had so many problems with this book that I'm honestly having trouble deciding where to start. I can't recall a time in recent memory when I've had a more visceral reaction to a book than I did to this one. I'll start with the obvious, I guess, which was the poor character development. For starters, there is no way that the child narrating this novel was 13. Nine or ten, maybe, but not 13. I was stunned to find out that Ms. Sackier actually has children, and that those children are clos [...]


    11. Given as an e-ARC via Netgalley See the review on my blog here: forthebookish/dear-opl-by- Dear Opl completely knocked my socks off. The book is, as Shelley Sackier describes, "a humorous look at grief, obesity, and diabetes." It really is exactly that. I was pleasantly surprised at Opl's witty, sarcastic humor on some heavy topics. The book addressed many things, yet kept me laughing out loud!There were two things that bothered me about the book, so I'll start with those, so that we can end o [...]


    12. "I hope you'll learn to be an open book. All your insides is what truly matters. That's where the stories wait. In the underneath."Opal misses her father terribly, not that she would tall anyone. Not only was he a wonderful man, but when he was around, his mother was very different. Now, the only thing that her mother seems to see about Opal is that she needs to lose weight. Does she even care how Opal feels? "That's how I felt: easy to break on the outside, heavy and dark on the inside." Does s [...]


    13. Dear Opl is one of those books that’s been sitting on my Kindle for ages. Absolutely ages. I don’t know what possessed me to finally read it – the fact I am once again on a weight loss journey that more often than not resembles a roller-coaster? Because I wanted a real book about what it’s like to be fat, without magically losing weight? Whatever it was, I decided to give Dear Opl a read, and I just completely related to Opl like I haven’t related to a character in a while. It’s a bi [...]


    14. Opal is 13, with several challenges in her life: her father ‘went away’ two years ago, she can’t wear skinny jeans, her brother is forever dressing up in women’s clothes and her grandfather has moved in, making a crowded space even more so. Add to that, Opal’s favorite snack, chocolate, may just be the next forbidden item as she just got back from the doctor’s office with a warning about being pre-diabetic, and a list of foods and changes she needs to make. Life just isn’t fair.Dee [...]


    15. I enjoyed reading this easy, light story of eighth-grader Opal. Her father died two years previously and she struggles with her weight and looks. Sweets are her comfort food which greatly concerns her mother. When Opal visits her doctor she finds she is pre-diabetic. Now she has to follow a strict diet and start yoga classes. Opl and her G-pa spend time together trying out new recipes. Opl decides that since her mother wants her to literally take up less space she decides to shorten her name by [...]


    16. Having read books where the protagonist was anorexic, it made a change that Opl was a binge-eater. The struggles she faces are at times heartbreaking, including her mother's notes. She is forced into finding a new way to express herself which helps her regain a smidge of control over her life. Blogging is freeing. Opl sometimes oversteps the mark – I totally agreed with her best friend on one issue, but making mistakes is part of growing up. It was interesting seeing how Opl's family and frien [...]


    17. I almost abandoned this book. I'm glad I didn't. Opal speaks with an honest voice that not only reflects a teen's way of thinking, but also pushes the reader's consciousness about their own actions. I won't include spoilers, but I'm thinking specifically about Rudy. as well as how we try to motivate our kids. The story is packed with a lot of great information - and solid suggestions about our choices. Humor helps keep it from being a downer.Pros: Teens struggling with self esteem, health issues [...]


    18. Thanks to netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.What I liked: This book does a good job of addressing emotional eating and diabetes and how food can affect you. Opal is witty and angsty and a pretty typical teen. Shelley Sackier does a good job of addressing grief and confused feelings. I liked how Opal changes in the end and discovers that thinking about others instead of herself, makes her happy.What I didn't like: I find it unlikely that Opal wou [...]


    19. As someone who has struggled with my weight all my life, starting at around the same time as Opal, I found her transformation not particularly realistic. I realize that her weight gain had more to do with what was happening in her family than with genetics, but the solution didn't ring true for me. I also didn't like the idea of her being told to air her personal problems on a blog. It goes against most of the Internet safety we teach middle schoolers today. I enjoyed her snarky commentary throu [...]


    20. A wonderfully crafted, hysterical book about 13 year old Opl, struggling with the loss of her father, eating and body image and her at times-distant mother.Dear Opl grabbed my attention from the very start. The book is filled with lovable, relate-able characters including G'Pa, six-year-old Ollie, best friend Summer and a homeless vet. Dear Opl felt very realistic and true to life. The voice of Opl felt very much like a 13-year old. Especially good for middle-school and young teen readers.


    21. I didn't really like this. The main characters wasn't very realistic. She didn't talk like a middle schooler and she sure didn't write like one. Her blog writing was way too mature for someone who didn't know what uncooked rice looks like. The message of the book was good, but poorly executed. It could be that I'm not the target audience, but I read enough YA to think that's not the case.


    22. A beautifully crafted, funny book about 13 year old Opl, struggling with the loss of her father, eating and body image and her at times-distant mother.The book is filled with lovable, relate-able characters including G'Pa, six-year-old Ollie, best friend Summer and a homeless vet.Especially good for middle-school and young teen readers.


    23. Wanted to like this book. Seriously, really, really wanted But the heroine turned out not likeable most of the time, and the whole fat shaming angle with her mother and the forced diets felt like something being stuffed down your throat, and then Opl having to sneak her food and treats - not enjoyable reading. Didn't make for a good read for me, unfortunately.


    24. One of my guilty pleasures is YA books, because sometimes you simply want to reminisce being young again. This was a relatable story for a YA audience, and was a delightful easy read for an adult. Opal is a witty teenager who has experienced more than her fair share of grief, and turns to food for comfort. This story could be any young girl battling life as she grows up. I really enjoyed this!


    25. Very interesting middle grade book about body image and fat issues. I'm glad it exists, but not sure I enjoyed it, the answers are too easy and the main character too knowing. I did love the character of G-Pa though.


    26. I thought this book was hysterical. Opal and all the others fit like puzzle pieces in this story. Opal, her blog posts and G-pa had me laughing at times. I really enjoyed this story.I got this for free in a drawing from Giveaway.





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