Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Does This Book Make Me Look Fat?

Does This Book Make Me Look Fat? (an anthology)
Edited by Marissa Walsh

Rating: 5 stars :)

With fourteen stories and personal essays written by popular authors such as Sara Zarr, Carolyn Mackler, Ellen Hopkins, etc. this book is quite amazing. The stories all focus on the weight and body image issues that most everyone has at one point in their life. Whether it's feeling overweight or thinking you're too skinny, how you feel that your breasts are either way too small or way too big, everyone has issues with their bodies.

Not much else I can really say about this book. I actually loved each and every one of the stories, and that really surprised me. I thought at least one or two of them I probably wouldn't end up liking. I'd recommend this book to anyone who has issues with their body and even to people who don't. Every single story is just written so well. I didn't want to finish the last one when I got to it. The only thing wrong with this book: it should have been longer!


Readingjunky said...

I've seen this one and have been wondering if it is worth getting. Thanks for the review. You've helped me decide it does look like one that would click with some of my students.

Merry Christmas!

Ashley said...

interesting. about time you updated your blog! :P

Leigh said...

You know this is definitely my kind of book! I'm always looking for books that deal with weight issues.

Cheers and happy holidays~

Bookworm said...

Yay! You're back! This book looks the cover is awesome!

Sadako said...

This is an old post, but I just found this blog. This book looks really good! I love books about body/image issues, so I absolutely have to read this, thank you for writing about it!