Food Fight


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$15.95  $14.83
Fitzroy Books
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5.4 X 8.4 X 0.8 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Linda B. Davis has always been curious about why we do the things we do. As a social worker, she became passionate about the need for accurate and accessible mental health information in children's books. She is a member of SCBWI and active in the Chicago writing community. Linda enjoys traveling with her family, gardening, buying more books than she can possibly read, and maintaining her Little Free Library. Food Fight is her first novel.


"Food Fight is a heartfelt and hilarious look at life through the eyes of a picky eater. Linda B. Davis portrays Ben's hopes and fears as he learns to navigate middle school while keeping his selective eating disorder a secret from the rest of his class, especially the school bully. A must-read for anyone who has ever fought their own battles with both fitting in and being themselves." --Shannon Schuren, author of Where Echoes Lie

"Linda Davis has a knack for zingy dialogue and depicting multi-faceted sixth-grade characters, but the story behind her book Food Fight goes much deeper. Protagonist Ben suffers from ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder). Typical middle school fare like pizza and ice cream literally makes him sick, and he uses humor to divert attention away from himself and his eating habits. But keeping his secret strains friendships with his classmates and worse, a hopeful first crush goes haywire. Davis's pacing moves right along and yet never diminishes Ben's emotional journey to self-acceptance, striking a pitch-perfect balance for middle-grade readers." --Kimberly Behre Kenna, author of Artemis Sparke and the Sound Seekers Brigade

"Davis gives the reader a realistic and sympathetic portrayal of what it is like to be a picky eater in middle school. With a convincing cast of characters, she creates a lively and timely look into the life of a student with ARFID (Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder) and the challenges he faces. An important and well-written debut novel." --Joyce Burns Zeiss, author of Out of the Dragon's Mouth

"This debut novel pairs a unique subject (selective eating disorder) with a smorgasbord of universal middle grade themes including tolerance, bullying, acceptance, empowerment and self-esteem. Well worth the read!" --Naomi Milliner, author of Super Jake and the King of Chaos
"Honest-feeling prose and thoughtful characterizations capably drive themes of self-acceptance and self-discovery in this gently humorous novel." --Publishers Weekly.