Posted by: ca90620ndice | November 30, 2011

Best friends > Weight?

Do you believe friendship depends on the way you look? Are you in love with a guy that you think is out of your league? If you have answered ‘yes’ to either one or BOTH of the questions, Conversations with the Fat Girl by Liza Palmer is a book that should be at the top of your “must-read” list.
Conversations with the Fat Girl Cover

This book mainly talks about appearances and stereotypes of how girls should look. The main character in the story, Maggie, works part-time at a coffee house in Pasadena, California and she is a bit overweight. Maggie has been best friends with Olivia since they were in Elementary School because they shared the same weight problems, which led them to have no friends. Though, this story takes place when they have both grown up, Olivia has changed so much. She went and had gastric-bypass surgery, made new friends that were her “size” and she had a handsome hubby surgeon while Maggie was still buying her clothes in the “euphemism-if-there-ever-was-one ‘women’s section’ ”.  What’s worse was, Olivia was keeping her past size a secret.   

Maggie has a crush on one of her co-workers at her job. His name is Domenic. Domenic is a great example image of an ideal guy (or so Maggie describes of him; flirty and handsome!!)

I loved this book because it was so realistic and because I could really relate to the main character of the book. Not only does this book make you realize and really think about TRUE friends, it makes you think about the FAKE ones too.

 This book is recommended for both sexes, though more girls because I think girls could relate to these types of stages in life where they become a little cautious about their weight and how they look. Even if you are not much of a reader, this book is very interesting and easy to read that you could open it and start reading on your free time.


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