My Eyes Are Up Here
Greer Walsh is 15 years old, weighs 114 pounds, stands 5 feet and a couple inches tall (when she stands up straight, that is). And she has 30H breasts. Or at least they were 30H last time anyone measured. She stopped letting people get that close to her with a tape measure a while ago.
Ever since a treacherous growth spurt 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 long after. The best she can do is put on her faithful XXL sweatshirt and let her posture—and her expectations of other people—slump.
But sophomore year seems 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 skin-tight-uniforms-and-hugs-between-every-point volleyball team. And then there's Jackson Oates, newly arrived at her school and maybe actually more interested in her banter than her breasts.
Like its hero, Laura Zimmermann’s debut novel is both laugh-out-loud funny and unsparingly frank, vulnerable and witty, heartbreaking and hopeful. And it will invite readers to look deeply at a girl who wants to be seen for all she is.
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Charming, relatable and laugh-out-loud hilarious, My Eyes Are Up Here is a sparkling debut from my new favorite YA author, Laura Zimmermann. Her Greer Walsh is at once all of us and the most special of us. I wanted to hug her, give her a high five and sometimes throttle her, but I always, always rooted for her
Author of You’d Be Mine and More Than Maybe
An original, feminist, and timely first choice title for all libraries serving teens.
Rise up for girl power!
Sharp dialogue and full characters round out this Minneapolis writer’s debut.