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Five Awful Things to Eat

The BFG by Roald Dahl — The poor big friendly giant has only one thing to eat in Giant Country: the “extremely icky-poo vegetable” called the snozzcumber. When Sophie takes a nibble it, she can’t help but spit it out. “It tastes like frogskins! And rotten fish!” And you thought spinach was bad.

Sixth Grade Secrets by Louis Sachar — Nearly two decades after I first read this book, I can still remember cringing when Laura gulps down a raw egg to try to restore her secret club’s very sensitive treasures. And the worst thing is, it doesn’t even work.

Mudville by Kurtis Scaletta — Roy’s dad is a very creative chef. Spam manicotti! Green bean chili! Spinach surprise! No wonder Roy is so often tempted to skip dinner. Think he’s just being picky? Try them for yourself, then. :)

Models Don’t Eat Chocolate Cookies by Erin Dionne — I still feel queasy remembering the horrible concoction of ingredients (mayo, vinegar, and tomato juice, just to name a few) that Celeste mixes together in an effort to make a diet drink. And Celeste felt pretty queasy, too, as her gym teacher’s shoes can attest!

Skin Hunger by Kathleen Duey — The wonder of a fresh apple after days of near starvation is an amazing thing. But when that’s all you have to eat for days on end, they might as well be snozzcumbers. And Hahp doesn’t hold back in his descriptions of what such a diet does to his digestive system. I dare you to eat an apple right after finishing this book and not grimace.

All right, readers. What’s the worst food you’ve ever read about?

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Originally published at Megan Crewe - another world, not quite ours. You can comment here or there.



( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 4th, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
How to eat fried worms :)
Sep. 4th, 2009 08:32 pm (UTC)
Ooh, good vote. I was going to say the obvious: ALIVE.

Thanks for the nod, Meg!
Oct. 7th, 2009 08:14 pm (UTC)

all right, i know i'm late commenting (hello, just a random blog-stalker who bought your book 2 weeks ago btw!) but i have to throw in a vote for the raw turtle egg from Hatchet. I will never forget the discussion the boys in my readers' group had about that one when I was a tutor! *makes face*
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