So I enjoyed this book as a whole but it wasn't a complete winning read for me. I can't really pinpoint why, just that it didn't resonate with me.
But here we go. Each chapter in this book has to do with the 16 year old heroines weight loss journey. She starts begrudgingly keeping a food journal and then it start to become something she enjoys doing. You travel through this with her through the book.
At the end of the day the book deals with a lot more than just the characters weight issues, and you do become invested. I will say that it made me hungry reading. I realize it peony is terrible to say that, but the characters do love food and the author does a fabulous job describing it as she writes.
I don't do negative reviews so that is my peace. The book was hit and miss for me depending on the spot.
This honest, laugh-out-loud novel brimming with body positivity, bite-sized nuggets of feminism, and commentary on eating will have readers rooting for sixteen-year-old BB as she navigates her world while maintaining her plucky zest for life even in the most trying of times.
It's a food diary. I have to tell the truth. That's the point.
Sixteen-year-old Bluebelle, also known as BB or Big Bones, lives her life unapologetically. She loves life! She loves food!
When BB has a worse-than-usual asthma attack, her mom insists she go to the doctor. There, she is told that she is overweight (no surprise) and prediabetic (big surprise) and must lose weight, move more, and keep a food diary. To get out of this immediate health crisis, she agrees to make an effort.
Then a tragedy occurs in the family, and things get seriously complicated. Suddenly, losing weight and moving more are the least of her worries. As for the food diary, though, BB doesn't just document what she's eating, she documents what she's feeling--and she has a lot to say!