Friday, July 22, 2016

13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad

From new author Mona Awad comes 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl. Lizzie has always been a plus size girl and has never liked the way she looks despite what everyone tells her. As a teenager, Lizzie realizes that no guy will ever be interested in her, so she starts to date online. Things go well in her online relationships up until the guys she likes start asking for pictures. Realizing that she doesn't want to turn out like her mom, overweight and alone, Lizzie begins counting calories, miles on the treadmill, and dropped sizes until she can fit in designer dresses she never thought she'd dream of fitting into. Even after all of the weight lost, Lizzie realizes that she's not happy with her life, despite all of the validation she receives from her husband and everyone around her.

It a world obsessed with body image, Awad's book is an interesting, often funny, look through the eyes of a young woman who is trying to figure out her life and what makes her truly happy.