How I Got Skinny, Famous, and Fell Madly in Love

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Emery is fat. No other way to say it, she is fat. So her mother does what any good loving parent would do: put her on a reality show and see if she can lose fifty pounds in fifty days. Written by Ken Baker, an E! News Correspondent, this witty little book has its finger on the pulse of American hot topics. Emery is both the star of the show and of the book. A cash prize hangs in the balance as Emery battles body imagine issues, alongside media attention.

The book takes a while to get going with a slow introduction of the characters and carefully laying out the plot. After that, the book takes a quick turn. Emery is the star of the book and she is without a doubt the best part of this book. The other characters are a bit forgettable at times, even if they played a strong role. You would think a book about a reality TV diet show starring a young woman would be able to talk about some deep issues in American culture today, but that is the weakest part. While the book is a very sassy and enjoyable read, the lack of depth weights it down to just an average read.

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Star Count 3.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 272 pages
Publisher Running Press Kids
Publish Date 2014-Apr-22
ISBN 9780762450145 Buy this Book
Issue May 2014
Category Popular Fiction


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