This Fat Girl Approves
13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad is a book that I wish I had when I was 21 and obsessing about my weight and everything else in life. I am not sure I can really express into words how good this book is but I will do my best. In short it’s about Elizabeth and her life and battle with her weight from her teen years to adulthood. You get a glimpse of some of the men in her life’s point of view as well and how they really feel. It was an interesting read, me being a “fat girl” myself I didn’t have high hopes for the book (most books like this are just not that good) but the dark humor and realistic point of view through the book were amazing.
It gives a realistic view of how some girls that are overweight feel about themselves; even after they achieve their goal weight. While at the same time showing the other side of how the significant others and friends to those same girls view them as well. This damn book had me all in my feelings!
My favorite part of this book is how it is written. You are essentially reading short stories at different points in Elizabeth’s life story. It took me two chapters to catch on but when I did it was mind blowing and I thought why don’t more authors do this?
I am sure you all get the point by now I love everything about this book and I highly recommend it.