Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Book Review: SKINNY by Donna Cooner

SKINNY by Donna Cooner

Summary from Goodreads.com: 

Find your voice.

Hopeless. Freak. Elephant. Pitiful. These are the words of Skinny, the vicious voice that lives inside fifteen-year-old Ever Davies’s head. Skinny tells Ever all the dark thoughts her classmates have about her. Ever knows she weighs over three hundred pounds, knows she’ll probably never be loved, and Skinny makes sure she never forgets it. 

But there is another voice: Ever’s singing voice, which is beautiful but has been silenced by Skinny. Partly in the hopes of trying out for the school musical—and partly to try and save her own life—Ever decides to undergo a risky surgery that may help her lose weight and start over.

With the support of her best friend, Ever begins the uphill battle toward change. But demons, she finds, are not so easy to shake, not even as she sheds pounds. Because Skinny is still around. And Ever will have to confront that voice before she can truly find her own.

Melissa's Review:

This book was incredibly heartbreaking and wonderful. Wow. So many profound ideas but written in such a real way. Even if you've never had an eating disorder, you can learn something from this book. Ever's story is one that will resonate with many people. I found myself crying as Ever struggles with her size, her relationships, but, most importantly, how she feels about herself.
Warning: There is a little language in the book, so I wouldn't recommend this book for younger readers.

This book was given to me free by Scholastic for a fair review.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an emotional ride worth taking. Thanks for the rec.


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