I finished reading 45 Pounds (More or Less) by K. A. Barson on Thursday.
Here are the numbers of Ann Galardi’s life:
She is 16.
And a size 17.
Her perfect mother is a size 6.
Her Aunt Jackie is getting married in 10 weeks, and wants Ann to be her bridesmaid.
So Ann makes up her mind: Time to lose 45 pounds (more or less) in 2 1/2 months.
Welcome to the world of infomercial diet plans, wedding dance lessons, embarrassing run-ins with the cutest guy Ann’s ever seen—-and some surprises about her NOT-so-perfect mother.
And there’s one more thing. It’s all about feeling comfortable in your own skin-—no matter how you add it up!
45 Pounds (More or Less) deals with more than just being overweight. It encompasses a variety of weight disorders (including anorexia). This book really made me think.
I liked Ann and I felt so bad for her. I couldn't empathize with her weight problem specifically, but I could empathize with there being times that I didn't like my body.
Ann grew up in such a dysfunctional family and much of her eating problem stemmed from that. Then there was the issue of her mom's relationship with food and how it affected her 4 year old sister. That really got to me. How many times do I talk about watching my weight? It's so important to be healthy and have a healthy relationship with food. This book brings that to light in a non-preaching way.
I gave this book a rating of 3.5/5.
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.