Ellie learned at the age of five that others thought she was fat when her family started to call her "Whale" and "Splash" at her own birthday pool party. Ever since that party, Ellie has been constantly bullied about her weight at school and at home by her siblings and her own mother.
The only place eleven year old Ellie can escape and drown out all the bullies is in her own backyard pool. There she can spread out her arms and legs like a starfish to float weightless - at least for a little while. Join Ellie as she learns how to cast aside her own "fat girl rules" (with help from her therapist) and also starts to love and accept her amazing self in Starfish by Lisa Fipps.