Thursday, September 18, 2014
Big Fat Disaster by Beth Fehlbaum
Fifteen year old Colby suffers from an eating disorder and in this book, almost every distatrous situation that you can think of impacts her and the closest people to Colby in her life starting with politics, religion and her dad leaving her mom for another woman, going on to physical and mental abuse, bullying, divorce, rape, suicide and probably some more that I left out. The only big issue not brought into this book seems to be homosexuality. I did find the book to be a fascinating story and a quick read and it was well written and edited and I read it in about a day. I felt sorry for Colby but I felt like many of the characters were so extreme that they were caricatures rather than characters. Despite that, I did like the book and I think it did make some good points. I received this book free to review from Netgalley.