13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl
written by Mona Awad
I read this book over a three day weekend, and it was pretty entertaining from the start. Some of it a bit jaw dropping and speckled with dark humor, it was an overall great read.
It follows the story of a young girl to full womanhood and her battle with self acceptance and outward portrayal. I liked the few other perspective chapters sprinkled in for an outward perspective to keep you guessing as whether her weight is any issue anymore, despite her slaving away at the gym or practically starving with salads and portioned fish weighed to the ounce.
It does slightly portray her in a weaker light with her self esteem problems, creating less than ideal situations for herself that some may consider focusing a bad light on the typical “fat girl” stereotypes. But in general, I believe a lot of women can relate on some level or another by her experiences.
In short, the main character’s battle is a bit depressing and dark, but the story was filled with humor and overall I enjoyed it!!