45 Pounds (More or Less)
Here are the numbers of Ann Galardi's life: She is 16. And a size 17. Her perfect mother is a size 6. Her Aunt Jackie is getting married in 2 months, and wants Ann to be a bridesmaid. So Ann makes up her mind: Time to lose 45 pounds (more or less). Welcome to the world of informercial diet plans,... show more
Here are the numbers of Ann Galardi's life: She is 16. And a size 17. Her perfect mother is a size 6. Her Aunt Jackie is getting married in 2 months, and wants Ann to be a bridesmaid. So Ann makes up her mind: Time to lose 45 pounds (more or less). Welcome to the world of informercial diet plans, wedding dance lessons, endless run-ins with the cutest guy Ann's ever seen—and some surprises about her not-so-perfect mother. And there's one more thing—it's all about feeling comfortable in your own skin—no matter how you add it up! K.A. Barson's sparkling debut is "deliciously relatable, with a lot of laughter on the side." -- Rita Williams-Garcia, New York Times best-selling author
Publish date: July 11th 2013
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Coming Of Age
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
What I liked most about this book is that it made me think about being perfect. What is perfect? Who gets to decide what is perfect? Can we change what the ideal “perfect” is? We go around changing ourselves everyday trying to be perfect and yet do we achieve it. We color our hair, we get our nai...
4.5/5 - I love love loved this book. It made me cry no less than four times. I think the main reason I had such an emotional reaction to this book is the fact that I can completely relate to Ann. I've struggled with weight issues all my life and I have tried it all: Weight Watchers, Slim Fast, Adkin...
Ann is not happy with how she looks. With help from her mother and S2S (a weight loss program), she determines to lose at least 45 pounds.It was a nice little book. Unfortunately, I didn't find anything so special about it. Ann was one conflicting character that I couldn't put my finger on. I unders...
Although this book had a lot of plot and dialogue flaws, the bones of this story was incredible. It really makes you think about how body image and eating disorders are passed on without anyone realizing it until it's too late. As someone who is a sucker for a novel about a girl/woman trying to lo...
This review can also be found on the NerdHerd Reads. I loved this book. It was so fun and cute. It's a quick, light read. If you're not sure what to read next, or in a bit of a slump, I would definitely recommend this book. Ann is, well, fat. And she knows it. Thanks to her mother, who is obsess...