- File Size: 3108 KB
- Print Length: 364 pages
- Publication Date: March 19, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0794TYQN9
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #149,561 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This book teaches you that one thing said can cause immense pain, and detrimental destruction to someone. One thing. Let that sink in for a moment. One thing! I have never read an author that can write a book with such purpose that it can be life changing. Gillian Jones is that author to me. She is my unicorn author.
This line will be written on my daughters bedroom walls, to help remind them that they are enough, and that they are fighters.
"You’re a fighter like no one I’ve ever seen. I hope you’ll look back on what you’ve fought against one day and see the battle you’ve won, and how amazing you are.”
Thank you for writing such an amazing book Gillian. It is more inspiring than I can put into words. It is beautiful, it is heartbreaking, it is perfection. Thank you.
By: Gillian Jones
Let me start by saying the books I have read by Gillian she writes about very hard subjects. I am sure you can see where Fighting Weight is going.
Alina has had too many people in her life telling her that she wasn't good enough. That she needs to do this or that so that she doesn't get too fat. At 13 her Bully makes her first appearance. For years she falls into the trap her Bully has set and develops Bulimia and Body Dysmorphia. After all the hell she starts to fight back. Through therapy and with the help of her brother and band she fights hard.
Slater connects with Alina as soon as he sees her on stage. When his band invites hers to tour with them for 8 weeks he wants to get to know Alina better.
Through the tour Slater sees the good and bad. How does he respond?
My take on this book:
This is a very emotional book. Even if you have never dealt with eating disorders or issues with body image issues you will feel the emotion that Alina and Slater go through. From sadness to despair to elation. And in the process of reading I learned to see a little more inside someone rather than outside. Everyone deals with something. But a smile can always make a difference to one person. Do Not miss this book.
Till the next book ~ Nancy
Alina was such a complex character who had such inner demons that you wanted to stand up and fight them with her. She had such strength and determination regardless how many times they knocked her down. There was also a vulnerability to her that you couldn't help but find yourself her champion.
The relationships between her and her brother was so beautiful. They had this connection and loyalty that you felt right off the page. And don't even get me started on the girlfriends who were also her band mates. The loyalty and support they offered not just her, but each other was such a joy to read.
Slater, was a wonderful surprise that Alina didn't even see coming. I loved the way their friendship developed and blossomed into this beautiful partnership.
Gillian did such and amazing job telling a story that exists more often than we would like to believe. While not everyone has the same type of bully within them, I think somewhere deep down we all have experienced a bully within ourselves. I don't want to give away any spoilers. I think you need to read this wonderful story for yourself. Hopefully during the course of the book you will find your own inner strength within her words and Alina's journey.