2024 Reading Challenge

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

REVIEW for 45 Pounds

TITLE:           45 Pounds

AUTHOR:     K.A. Barson

GENRE:         YA


Weight issues - always a concern for so many of us. I have read many, many novels on the subject YA and adult, not to mention a ton of non fiction and I am always very interested in how the author tackles such a serious topic.

45 Pounds was a great read. I loved the main character from the beginning and felt for her at every turn (almost).

The author did a great job of detailing the issues with weight, especially if you are a young adult struggling to find yourself. Its hard enough as an adult!

I also thought the slight "twist" towards the last end of the novel was also very interesting and put everything else in a totally different context for me.

My heart ache for much of this book - as I kept asking myself why certain people could be so mean. However, this book is actually quite upbeat and is all about acceptance of people as they are.

The only little thing that bugged me was that the main character's voice was not heard very much here. I got a tad frustrated with her when she would have all these "internal" conversations with herself and never managed (for the most part) to ever speak up for herself. I found myself frustrated and yelling at her - "come on, say it, say SOMETHING".

This is minor though to the wonderful message found throughout this book. I also want to give a huge shut out to the "grandmother/grand daughter" relationship here - it was one of my favorite parts.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

This sounds like a book a lot of people can relate to.

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