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Bon Bons to Yoga Pants (The Health and Happiness Society Book 1) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B013HMIN0Q
- Publisher : KC Writing (August 6, 2015)
- Publication date : August 6, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 3081 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 293 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #101,909 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I have to agree, Bon Bons is incredibly inspirational. It’s so much more than a story about a girl who is trying to lose weight. It’s really about a girl who is trying to love herself, no matter what, and I think most of us can attest to the fact that it’s not always easy to do.
While for Lexie it’s all about slimming down and becoming who she feels is worthy for her crush, I felt like I could completely identify with the struggles she faces in trying to win the battle against her inner demons. It doesn’t help that she doesn’t have the most supportive people in her circle, like her immediately family. There’s a lot of pressure being placed on her to not only look a certain way, but not to follow in the footsteps of others whose lives had been cut short by their own self-destructive behaviors. One of the inner demons for Lexie, is dealing with the loss of someone she felt was very close to her. It’s as though her life parallels theirs, and she knows she needs to make some changes, or she’s going to go down the same rabbit hole.
One of the most perfect contrasting relationships in this story, would have to be the friendship between Lexie and her best friend, Rachelle. Rachelle is the complete opposite of Lexie, in terms of self-love. She completely embraces who she is as a person, plus size and all, and if someone doesn’t like it, that’s on them. She doesn’t want to change who she is for anyone, and it was nice to have that sort of personality around. It was very encouraging.
While the premise of Bon Bons is focused on a woman who feels she has a weight issue, I felt this book could be helpful to anyone who is dealing with anything that makes them feel less than. Because, there’s always something that nags on our psyches, those things we’d love to fix or change about ourselves, and what it boils down to is finding a balance between being healthy, and being who we are and loving ourselves for that.
Lexie is flawed, insecure and unhappy, but she is determined to improve her life. While it isn't always (or even often) easy, she DOES. And in doing so, she is the role model young women need today more than ever. At its heart, BBtYP says if you belief in yourself, you can change your life, and the key to happiness lies not out there in the world or from the approval of others, but rather within. And it's okay to be imperfect.
One book probably can't counteract the deluge of negative messages young women are bombarded with from popular culture...but it's a good start.
I love everything about this book. From the characters to the plot to the writing. Everything was magical. I relate to Lexie so much that it's scary. Everything she was thinking was how I was thinking. Especially want to lose weight because of some guy and not for myself (which didn't end well, the weight thing not the guy).
The relationships, I love them. I love how the author had Lexie try and start to repair the relationship between her mother and sister. Lexie making new friends at the gym, getting along with Betsy. The main course that is Bradley. OMG was they so cute together. If you could here the scream that emitted from my throat. I was so happy for Lexie and excited in general that I had to put the book down for a minute because I was fangirling so hard and needed to calm down before continuing.
I highly recommend this book, especially you want to some motivation if you're trying to lose weight. Well it worked for me and made me rethink the choices that I was making and it made me feel better. Because even though I know I'm not the only one thinking this way, it was nice to read about it in a book and see Lexie evolve and still feel a little insecure and growing confident each page.
So thank you Katie Cross for motivating me even more on my journey to weightloss. You don't know how much this means to me.
As I got further and further into this book, I kept telling myself to stop, but I kept going hoping the end would be worth it. It wasn’t. Every other person, especially Lexie, “snorted” their words, “No!!” Lexi snorted!! Get a thesaurus already.
The book centers on an overweight college girl whose thin sister is getting married. She also has a crush on a guy she met online and of course she’s trying to lose weight for him, but needs to find out the reason she’s an emotional eater before she can give him her heart. Just pass this one by.