#1, A New Start
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"If you've ever felt ugly, fat, or just not enough for anyone to like you, then this should be in your reading list. Scratch that. At the top of your list." - Goodreads Reviewer
Whirling from a life that's crumbling around her, Jennifer Carpenter devotes herself to the one thing she can control: becoming the ideal version of herself—a thinner version—no matter the cost.
She isn't always nice. She isn't always likable, but she's honest.
Skinny Me is an in-depth look at the complicated layers of insecurity and depression that can stem from seeking self-worth and beauty in the numbers on a scale.
This novel is beautiful, harsh, and truthful in its characterization of a woman who is flawed, yet inspirational.
Download Skinny Me and join Jennifer on her journey toward self-discovery today!
Amazingly honest and good read!
This is a story of Jennifer Carpenter. She is unhappy with her looks and embarrassed that anyone notices how heavy she is.
I love the honesty in this book - we hear from Jennifer's own point of view how damaging a negative outlook on life can be. We see whst can motivate and help us on our journey. In this case, it means seeing her lose the weight and why.
Jennifer is surrounded by friends and some family. She has recently lost her mother and is wondering should she give her estranged father another chance to be in her life? He invites her to lunch and other outings and she rarely, if ever, gets together with him. Too hurt by the childhood memories of rejection by him and her brother.
We see serious character development and such honest feelings, reactions, and even scenarios that a single women with losing weight would live through. I was impressed with the way the author handled it. Not sugar-coating any of it. Her own cousin has it out with her several times.
It is easy to relate to such a character like Jennifer, all women feel some kind of negative toward themselves. Whether it is a personal dislike of a certain feature or weight, we all have something that makes this story hit home.
I enjoyed the read - and found it it is a series now with a whole new book coming out soon with more on these wonderfully rich characters. I cannot wait to read the next installment of the A NEW START series.
***This book was given FREE from Netgalley.com, for review purposes. My honest opinion does not reflect Netgalley nor its affiliates.
I could not put this book down. It was so real and moving. Please read this book you will not regret it.
Definitely a 5 star read
With the world demanding perfection, body image issues is a topic that needs to be discussed. And that's exactly what this book does. Skinny Me touches on that inner war everyone is fighting. There's an honesty that's easy to relate. I highly recommend this book! :)