Monday, August 12, 2013

Teaser Tuesday: 45 Pounds (More or Less) by K.A. Barson

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I've been eyeing this book since before it came out and I finally bought it last night. So far, 45 Pounds (More or Less) is a beautifully written story that strikes a chord with me. At times it can be funny, but it's also quite sad in parts. What I find most compelling about the story so far is that it's very realistic.

"I'm struck with self-consciousness. How can I tell her that I want to go on another diet? That I need to lose weight before the wedding. Any idiot can see that if you don't want to be fat, you shouldn't eat so much. You should move more. Any idiot could see that. Any idiot is smarter than me."
*45 Pounds (More or Less) by K.A. Barson, 20% on Kindle

Book Description:
45 Pounds More or Less CoverHere are the numbers of Ann Galardi’s life:

She is 16.

And a size 17.

Her perfect mother is a size 6.

Her Aunt Jackie is getting married in 8 weeks, and wants Ann to be her bridesmaid.

So Ann makes up her mind: Time to lose 45 pounds (more or less) in two months.

Welcome to the world of informercial diet plans, terrifying wedding dance lessons, endless run-ins with the cutest guy Ann’s ever seen—-and some surprises about her NOT-so-perfect mother.

And there’s one more thing. It’s all about feeling comfortable in your own skin-—no matter how you add it up!


Karen and Gerard said...

Sounds like a fun read. Losing weight is never easy--well, unless you are very sick.

Here's our four today:

Beth F said...

The teaser rings true and I'm sure it reflects the inner thoughts of many people.

My teaser is here.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Definitely a captivating teaser...and the story sounds good. Thanks for sharing.


Unknown said...

This sounds really is mine...

Cyn @ Bookmunchies said...

Wonderful teaser! I've been seeing this book around a lot and I'm thinking I definitely need to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

Bookmunchies' Teaser (:

Unknown said...

Definitely a book that would be a conversation starter.

Here's mine

-New GFC follower

Kirsty @ StudioReads

Mei said...

This book sure seems like it could be good or torturous. I'm not sure which way it would go.
Here's my Teaser Tuesday League of Strays
Author: L.B. Schulman

Mei @ Diary of a Fair Weather Diver

fredamans said...

Sounds like someone is a little too hard on themselves, and that would be hard for me to get through reading.