I received a copy from the publisher on Netgalley in exchange for a review.
First of all the good parts, well, that is easy. Everything up to almost the last page was fun, interesting and I really liked it.
Emery was likeable, though I wanted to shake her at times. She became fat because she likes eating junkfood, and not just junkfood, but mountains of it. I sometimes was disgusted by how she described all that food and how she all sneaked it in and ate it.
I loved how she gradually changed and though lots of things went wrong, she stayed strong and kept going.
Her family however… Her mom is obsessed with how she looks (and uses botox for extra firmness), her sister is (thanks to mom) addicted to her weight and how she looks, her dad… well he is mostly MIA.
I really didn’t like how the didn’t support her most of the times. They thought she would give up, wouldn’t make it. And that made me sad, a family should support their family members, and parents should be there for their kids, not just leave them hanging.
I really liked the reality tv show, that was a fun idea to do and added an extra twist to the whole: Girl has to diet theme.
Ben, ah Ben. He was cute and sweet, and he deserved better.
Now for the -1 star; the ending. I absolutely, seriously HATE endings like in this book. Making me all excited, making me all want that ending because of everything that happens (the twists! The diet! Ben!) and then BAM. Just stops, drops and stays dead. We get a 2 months after chapter with nothing much disclosed. And I am really really sad. I absolutely loved the book up until the ending.
But this kind of ending? It should be forbidden. Now I still got many questions left, things still open and waiting to be closed. It is a shame. 🙁
If you don’t mind sudden endings, and you do like: reality shows, punky big girls, bad parenting and a girl trying to diet, then this book is for you.