***2022 Michael L. Printz Honor Book (for Young Adult Literature)***
11-year-old Ellie has been relentlessly bullied for being fat ever since her fifth birthday party when she jumped in the swimming pool and was given the name Splash. She feels most herself in the pool where she can stretch out like a starfish and take up as much space as she wants. Can she gain the confidence to defend herself against all those who want to make her feel small, and starfish outside the pool too? A heartfelt novel in free verse.
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