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45 Punds Or Less (2000)

by K.A. Barson(Favorite Author)
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review 1: The novel 45 Pounds (More or Less) by K.A. Barson was a very inspirational book. I really enjoyed reading it but it was very hard to find a book that I liked, when I saw this book I knew I had to read it. Ann, the main character, is struggling with obesity and lacking self confidence. Ann's mother is also insecure about her body but she's a smaller size than Ann. Ann's mother got this eating disorder when her ex-husband started cheating on her ever since had the eating disorder . Ann's mother is always trying to help her lose weight putting her on a diets. Ann is sick and tired of all the diets and everything and is trying to help herself by losing weight to please herself not anyone just her. One thing I really liked about this book is how the reader can connect with Ann... more. I was also able to connect with Ann and all her insecurities. This book was great and the reader could rally feel Ann's feeling.
review 2: I usually steer very, very clear of books about weight issues, but I picked this one up, and read it from cover to cover in one sitting. This book did *none* of the things I usually hate in books about weight issues, except for be explicit on the MC's actual height and weight. (Which I guess is hard to avoid, but my big problem with "fat girl" books is the fact that that implicitly tells a reader of that height and weight "you are fat.") The MC isn't this terribly mean girl who's so bitter about her weight that she's unbearable to be around; in fact, she's quite likeable, and makes friends without thinking about her size and whether they're judging her every second of the day. No boys play awful pranks on her relating to her size, nor is she lulled into feeling like she's beautiful no matter what by a boy. There isn't a magic formula, though she does try different things, and sometimes succeeds, and sometimes fails, and just in general, feels very *real*. This is one of those books you read and say, "Yes, thank the freaking lord, this was written by someone who's been there and who gets it." Above all, the messages are all about health (physical and mental), and not about beauty, and that is a pretty freaking great thing. less
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totally enjoyable chick-lit for the YA set. A likeable character and a very realistic plot.
45 Pounds more or less is a cute, funny read for women or girls!
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