My Eyes Are Up Here

My Eyes Are Up Here

Insightful, frank, and funny, My Eyes Are Up Here is a razor-sharp debut about a teenage girl struggling to rediscover her sense of self in the year after her body decided to change all the rules.

A "monomial" is a simple algebraic expression consisting of a single term. 30H, for example. Fifteen-year-old Greer Walsh hasn't been fazed by basic algebra since fifth grade, but for the last year, 30H has felt like an unsolvable equation - one that's made her world a very small, very lonely place. 30H is her bra size - or it was the last time anyone checked. She stopped letting people get that close to her with a tape measure a while ago.

Ever since everything changed the summer before ninth grade, Greer has felt out of control. She can't control her first impressions, the whispers that follow, or the stares that linger after. The best she can do is put on her faithful XXL sweatshirt and let her posture - and her expectations for other people - slump.

But people - strangers and friends - seem strangely determined to remind her that life is not supposed to be this way. Despite carefully avoiding physical contact and anything tighter than a puffy coat, Greer finds an unexpected community on the volleyball squad, the team that hugs between every point and wears a uniform "so tight it can squeeze out tears." And then there's Jackson Oates, newly arrived at her school and maybe actually more interested in her banter than her breasts.

Laura Zimmermann's debut is both laugh-out-loud funny and beautifully blunt, vulnerable and witty, heartbreaking and hopeful. And it will invite listeners to look carefully at a girl who just wants to be seen for all she is.

Title:My Eyes Are Up Here
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781984815248
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    My Eyes Are Up Here Reviews

  • Emily

    Resources for anyone like Greer: A Bra That FitsBratabaseBusty ResourcesEdited to add 04.08.20: I removed a star last week because the more I think about this book, the more it upsets me. I'm seeing s...

  • Kayla Brunson

    As someone who wears a 40H bra size, to say I’m excited this book is an understatement. ...

  • Angela Staudt

    Thank you for Penguin Teen for an eARC in exchange for an honest review.“I am ashamed of being ashamed of being ashamed. And that is the part that no one else understands.”My Eyes are Up Here is s...

  • Kelly

    I'm going to need to write a lot more about this, but high school me who never found dresses that fit my boobs and didn't make me swim in the rest of it, who didn't get to wear cute bras like other fo...

  • Abbie | epochnovels

    A book that every girl needs to read at some point in their life.“Ever since everything changed the summer before ninth grade, Greer has felt out of control. She can't control her first impressions,...

  • ;3

    4.5i love love loved this so much ...

  • Zoe and MB

    This was a great contemporary book! It focused on women’s body image, while having a super cute romance. This book is great for people to understand the struggles that other women have with their bo...

  • Meg

    Greer Walsh is a confident, amazing math student. She tries to listen to her, sometimes, out of touch parents and manages around her, often times, gross younger brother. A lot of Greer's life is relat...

  • Hannahh

    This is a good book for all girls, and especially those like Geer :D Although it may seem like Geer obsessed over her body and her boobs more than needed, it's the things that most girls think at leas...

  • mindful.librarian ??

    SLJ review title - can’t rate or review here...