Review From User :
*** I received an ARC copy of this book
I wasn't sure what to expect going into this book, but I loved it pretty much from page one. The scene on the airplane is heartbreaking, and I know people that have gone through exactly that. Everything Cookie goes through made me ragey, and then I wanted to stand up and cheer so many times when she stood up for herself, or came out on top. I'm pretty sure there were a couple moments while reading in starbucks that I fiercly whispered "YES!" and had the people at tables nearby look at me funny.
There is so much to unwrap in this book that I could do a full report on it (body image, our relationship with food, people's treatment of anyone they deem "lazy" or outside the boundaries of societies idea of beauty) But what I will say for now is that this is not only an entertaining read, it's intelligent, it will make you think, and it will make you cry. And yes, cheer out loud in the middle of a busy coffee shop. I have no regrets.
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