I am a huge Karen Woods fan and was Struggling to decide on a 3 or 4 star rating for this book. I decided on a 3.5 but Amazon wont let me put that.
Unfortunatly although all Karens other books have been great reads, some of which deseved more that just the 5 stars this one just didn't do it for me like all the others.
I know how great Karens books can be and I have bought everyone, the earlier ones in paperback and the last four or so the minute she posts the link to say they are available.
I also went to see the two plays Karen has done based on her books -Broken Youth and Teabags and Tears, and will say if you ever get chance to go and see the plays they are well worth seeing.
Please understand that this review is based on my personal feelings towards this book. at 210 pages its a very easy read and could be read in just a couple of sittings.
Rebecca Rooks is the main character in this book and her life seems to be literally falling apart at the seams.
She's over weight and seems to still hold a grudge over the guy she fell for in high school. Rebecca joins a slimming club with her bessie mate Gemma, where she meets a girl she didn't get on very well with from school and they still seem to clash with each other.
Trying out a fitness club seems to be the thing that gets Rebecca losing her weight, although she's not entirley focused on it, she does seem determined to get through it. Gemma has lost her weight and can she still support her best mate? Or is there a hidden agenda.
Her love life is a little bit like her slimming- a total disaster.
I think anyone who has ever had issues with dieting might simpathise with Rebecca in this book, with her struggles over food, and her weight loss.
Personally to start with I just wanted to wire her jaw up and stick her in a room with nothing but excersise machines for a month. But i think the more you get to know her as a character the more you get to understand her.
And does she succeed in her mission of weight loss, find love and live happily ever after.. you will only find answers if you read the book.