Skinny by Diana Spechler
- Pub. Date: April 2011
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Format: Paperback , 368pp
- Sales Rank: 222,623
I really enjoyed this book. I picked it up and to be completely honest did not want to put it down. I could completely relate the Gray – eating issues seems to be running crazy in our society and I for one have been affected. This book take a very bold stand and the connections between food and pain both emotional and physical. It is a very hard topic to write well and Diana Spechler does an outstanding job of putting into words what some many women and teens face day in and day out. I really enjoyed that the way that this was done was not necessarily through traditional relationships but partly through Grey giving up her entire life in New York City to be a counselor at a “fat camp” after she thinks that she finds out her father had another daughter after he dies suddenly. She leaves behind a boyfriend but quickly falls for another guy at camp. She also had some trouble with a wicked girl at camp. It never ceases to amaze me how twisted a character can be in a book and bring me right back to times in my history that I would rather forget. I loved the different characters in this book. They all had their own challenges. It made the book very well rounded. The end was a bit abrupt for me, mostly due to the fact that I wanted more. I wanted to see where things were going to go.
For sure this book rates 5 stars for me. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who has faced food challenges or emotional eating.
And now I have a special treat for everyone. I was very excited with Diana agreed to do an interview! Let’s see what she has to say: