Winner of the Society of School Librarians International's Best Book Award - Language Arts, Grades 7-12 NovelsWinner of the 2005 White Pine Awards, Fiction categorySelected for inclusion in the Best Books for the Teen Age 2004 List by the New York Public LibraryNominated for Snow Willow Award (The Saskatchewan Young Reader's Choice Awards)Nominated for the Canadian Library Association's 2004 Young Adult Canadian Book AwardMore than You Can Chew has been called a One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest for young adults.
Marnelle Tokio was born in St. Catharine's, Ontario and has been everything from an apprentice thoroughbred jockey to an x-ray technician. She has lived in many places and been interested in writing since she was six. Marnelle has worked at a children's bookstore for many years and, while not writing, plays with her daughter, dog, and husband in Toronto.
"Marty's struggles...will satisfy teens' voracious
"...a memorable tale... Marnelle Tokio...tells a gripping, believable story about a strong, world-weary girl."
"Marnelle Tokio's semi-autobiographical book shows the tremendous ups and downs Marty faces, accurately depicting the behaviour and speech of teenagers. Watching the evolution of Marty's attitude is satisfying."
-The Calgary Herald
"...as a character [Marty] carries the story... Girls who know nothing of anorexia will have their eyes opened."
-The Toronto Star