Because I've been a sufferer of both an under and overactive thyroid, I am always exercising, walking and watching what I'm eating. I don't have an emotional tie to my weight- at least not in the sense that many others fight through, but I do have things I'm working on. That being said, when I saw this book in my book stash, I was pretty excited! I thought to myself, "I think I'm gonna like this..."
I didn't like this.
I won't give away any SPOILERS, but I can say I was very let down by this book. I was so upset by it, the only reason I finished the book was due, only to my literary obligations. So here's my review.
First, it's a very well written novel. Awad shared her feelings in a way that allowed me to relate to her situation She was real and open about eating, social awkwardness and the opposite sex. I was like : "Yes! That was me too!" But that was where the similarities ended.
Liz was desperate and hard up for attention while over-weight, an unhappy thin person with an eating disorder. It was very frustrating for for me as the reader, because she never found herself. There was n medium and she just came off as pathetic. This book showed how emotionally hazardous one can be if they don't love themselves. The protagonist was so dependent I was angry and actually threw the book against my office door!
Needless to say, I was VERY unhappy with this book. The only reason it got three stars is because of the writing and the few times I could truly relate.
And in the famous words of Forrest Gump, "That's all I've got to say about that." On to the next read.
Ratings: 👓👓 👓out of 5 specs
*Om-Bork is next.
**Book released by Penguin Random House.
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