- File Size: 3506 KB
- Print Length: 380 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Mountains Wanted Publishing (April 15, 2015)
- Publication Date: April 15, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00UUMA1MK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #192,740 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Fat Girl Kindle Edition
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"The writing style is such that lets the reader know 'you will be smiling while you read this.' And yet it is more. This novel is so more than its title. It is a quirky testimony teeming with sarcasm and wit that begins with a lost Claire and ends with an epiphany. She is more than just the 'Fat Girl'...she is valuable and she loves herself for it." - Literary Indulgence Reviews
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I’d never once wondered if one could actually blow up a Kindle in the microwave...until this book. Don’t worry my Kindle will live another day-I just bought a new microwave and the risks were far too severe.
Honestly, this book was nothing but desperation in print. Not the character-the author. The attempts at humor were horrendous. Very and I mean very rarely have I come across a book that was this depressing and filled with hopelessness.
For my own mental health I couldn’t finish this book. I feel happier at just the thought of deleting the file from my Kindle.
Don’t read this if you’re looking for humor-it has NONE.
Don’t read this if you’re looking for hope-there is NONE.
Don’t read if you’re looking for romance...really, you need to ask?
This book nor this author are for me-the only thing they inspired is my sudden need for Xanax.
Finding herself living back home with her parents, embarking on a huge new adventure with her writing, and venturing into the online dating world, she decides she needs to reinvent herself before she turns 40.
Claire Sterling is larger than life, and that is not a reference to the fact that she is overweight. She has a snarky wit that I was drawn to immediately. She publishes a blog that has a large following and is no stranger to the cruelty of people. Subjected to fat shaming from an early age at the hand of the one person who should love you unconditionally, it is no wonder that she has body image issues.
I loved Claire’s self deprecating sense of humor, although, it also made me a bit sad, as anyone that has experienced body image issues knows that that sort of humor is seated in some sort of discontent.
Her character was so easy for me to identify with on so many levels, and experiencing her “reinvention” along with her, I had many laugh out loud moments, cringed at the responses she received on the dating site, and felt real anger and sadness towards her family at times.
While this book explores many difficult issues that women (and men) face, it is done in such a way that allows readers to reflect on their own lives and issues and possibly learn how to love themselves in the process!
I HIGHLY recommend this read, along with all of K. L. Montgomery’s books, as they all carry the same body-positive, sex-positive messages that so often get lost in a culture of slut-shaming and fat- shaming.
This book is funny, witty, irritating, and makes not only fat girls but girls in general feel good about who we are. A book worth reading and a message worth taking to heart. Love yourself.
By K.L. Montgomery
Rated 3 stars
This story is mostly narrative which i am not a fan. I am more of a dialogue reader. There were many many thoughts and I tended to get a bit bored. Not only with the inner thoughts but the constant image and body iMage issues. I guess I was looking for something different out of this story (the Jack and Claire story). I have read the others in the series and Claire and her beau make appearances in them. They seem so outgoing and such that I wanted to read their story. Sadly it wasn’t what i was looking for from them. They are so serious, seemingly quiet and most of the time I thought they were only friends in Fat Girl.
The storyline was ok. I just wish there was more romance specifically Jack and Claire. I did enjoy her dating situations they made me smile a few times.
This is not the first book I have read by this author. I have enjoyed the other Romance in Rehoboth stories and look forward to more.
Sorry this book just fell flat for me.
Top international reviews
Bless her, her self-loathing really has climaxed. And she's faced with having to deal with her issues.
But her therapy sessions go deeper and further than she expected.
I really liked Claire; a very flawed MC.
I'm British, so self-deprecation kinda goes with the territory, and I respected that aspect of her character.
It is not an easy read. As Claire punishes herself with her strict starvation and harsh exercise regime I was screaming, and almost throwing my Kindle across the room! "What are you doing?" I asked her. Strangely, the character didn't respond ;-)
Dating fiascos and family troubles run riot in this sombre yet funny novel.
And it is funny. There's a wry humour running throughout.
This is a great journey through self-discovery, taking the scenic road, bumpy hills included.
She examines her life: she’s facing divorce, living with her parents (temporarily), expanding her career, dipping her toe back into the dating pool, and examining her lifelong relationship/battle with food.
I can only surmise that the author has a personal knowledge of this love/hate affair with food; either that or she has done meticulous research because it is. Spot. On. As a fellow Fat Girl, I identified with so much of what Claire had to say.
So much of it struck a chord with me. This particular response from Claire’s Body Image coach, when telling Claire what she saw when she looked at her, brought me to tears:
“I see a woman with curves and ample flesh, a mother, who has a softness and fullness to her, with comforting and nurturing arms and a sturdy lap. I see strong legs and feet that can bear a lot of weight or walk a long distance if needed. I see a goddess of fertility and motherhood and feminine empowerment. I see the embodiment of a serene wisdom and empathetic spirit that make you a blessing to all around you. I see a survivor, a woman who has battled inner demons, but who is taking back control over her mind and body and can be a shining example to others who are battling the same demons.”
This book is so much more than I thought it would be. Just amazing. Inspiring. Humorous. Real. Brilliant.