Release Date: February 23, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Review Date: February 22, 2016
Rating: 3 bookmarks
Synopsis: Growing up in the suburban hell of Misery Saga (a.k.a. Mississauga), Lizzie has never liked the way she looks—even though her best friend Mel says she’s the pretty one. She starts dating guys online, but she’s afraid to send pictures, even when her skinny friend China does her makeup: she knows no one would want her if they could really see her. So she starts to lose. With punishing drive, she counts almonds consumed, miles logged, pounds dropped. She fights her way into coveted dresses. She grows up and gets thin, navigating double-edged validation from her mother, her friends, her husband, her reflection in the mirror. But no matter how much she loses, will she ever see herself as anything other than a fat girl?
DISCLAIMER: This tile was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
What initially drew me to this book was first the title, then the subject matter. Body image and self hate is a very serious and real issue for a lot of girls and women. Like many women, it seems that me and my friends always seem to be on a diet, and are always criticizing ourselves about what we ate that day or what we don't like about our appearance. With that said, I do not want to get all preachy about the subject at hand but that is what made me want to read this book. I was anxious to see how the main character would deal with her body image issues and how outside forces contributed to her horrible sense of self.