Teenager Melissa Rollins has got the eye of the cute new guy in school. The one thing Melissa doesn’t have is a perfect body. Strict dieting and throwing up can’t be all bad, can they?
My rating: 5.5 out of 10 stars
(Source: Downloaded for free from Amazon.co.uk)
Melissa is a dancer in high school. All she wants is to compete to be one of the captains of the dance team, and to be skinny. No matter what she eats, or doesn’t eat, she’s still fat.
When try-outs start for captain of the dance team, Melissa tries even harder to limit what she eats, but dancing as well as keeping up with her homework begins to take its toll, and when her boyfriend breaks up with her, she takes the next step and binges and purges.
How long can Melissa hide her food problems from her family and friends? How long can she go on for without eating properly? And how will not eating affect her dancing?
I enjoyed this book. It was interesting to read how Melissa’s mind worked, and how she stopped herself from eating. It also made me check my own eating habits, although I am nowhere near as bad as Melissa.
Melissa really did become overly obsessed with what she was eating, and counting calories meticulously, as well as just avoiding some foods altogether. It even got to the point where she was reducing the amount of toothpaste she used, and not using her body lotion because it contained cocoa butter and she didn’t want the calories from that!
What I wasn’t expecting in this book was the ‘Christian’ thing. I had no idea that this author wrote Christian books when I started reading this, and it was unexpected when the main character started praying to god to stop her from eating and stuff!
The praying I could look past, but when her mother started lecturing her and telling her that Jesus was her friend and would listen to her, it got old fast.
This book isn’t bad, it’s okay (for free), but there are some religious bits in it that a lot of people won’t appreciate.
5.5 out of 10.