- File Size: 126 KB
- Print Length: 32 pages
- Publication Date: March 5, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007HLMIG4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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#2,910,536 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #8219 in Kindle Store > Kindle Short Reads > 45 minutes (22-32 pages) > Health, Fitness & Dieting
- #11594 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Diets & Weight Loss > Diets > Weight Maintenance
- #11629 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Diets & Weight Loss > Diets > Weight Loss
Weight Loss Terrorists Kindle Edition
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1) The lack of character development. Considering that Anne's husband was kidnapped, I expected her to have a change of heart at some point. I imagined her working out Rocky style in the hopes of satisfying the kidnapper's demands. Sadly this did not happen. Anne's character frustrated me because she'd go from not wanting to exercise, to wanting to exercise, to not wanting to exercise again. She kept making excuses saying she "can't do it" and that annoyed me a lot. I was like, "dude your husband's kidnapped. Is it really such a bad thing to even try?" I know the police were a bit laxed when the investigation was ongoing and Anne was mad that they weren't taking it as seriously but it still annoyed me that she kept making excuses just to get out of working out and dieting. Towards the end of the story, I still didn't feel Anne transcend even after her bravery mainly because all I could remember was her on and off whining.
2) It lacked substance. To me it just seemed like regular story telling, one where all you can expect is the story going from point A to point B. Aside from that, Anne's on and off aversion to working out wasn't given any sort of depth. Maybe that's part of the reason why most of the time I just felt annoyed at her - it's like there wasn't any real reason for her stubbornness. Furthermore, the kidnapper's reason for kidnapping Mr. Kitts was a bit meh for me. I was actually expecting the kidnapping was just a ruse to motivate Anne to slim down. Apparently it's not. Err. The kidnapper's reason wasn't fully fleshed out so in the end I was left wanting more out of the story.
What I did like about the story is the overall theme. It had a lot of potential, even for a short story. I give credit for great ideas like that. And yes, I do think it lived up to its black comedy genre so I also gave credit for that.
By Redd Kaiman
An ebook copy was provided to me for review by the Goodreads Group We ♥ YA Books!
I was intrigued by the title, and happy to find a story with an intriguing plot line, backed by good psychological insight. Anne Kitt is a wife and mother who has let herself go after the births of her two daughters. Anne prefers her comfort in the form of food (a two-hour breakfast?!) and allows virtually any excuse not to exercise, even though she has home work-out equipment. Not until someone kidnaps her husband and gives her a deadline: lose the weight in six months or he dies!, does Anne confront the existence and the consequences of her excessive weight.
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