Sunday, 19 July 2015

Don't call me Kit Kat by K. J. Farnham

Don't Call me Kit Kat by K. J. Farnham
Published by: self published
Publication date: May 15 2015

Genres: YA, Realistic

Junior high is where things really start to happen. Cliques form and break apart. Couples are made and destroyed. And a reputation is solidified that you won’t ever be able to escape. Everything you do and say, and everyone you spend your time with, matters.

Katie Mills knows that. She gets it. That’s why she tried so hard to get in with the cool girls at school. And why she was so devastated when those efforts found her detained for shoplifting and laughed out of cheer squad tryouts.

But Katie has more to worry about than just fitting in. Her parents are divorced and always fighting. Her sister never has time for her. And her friends all seem to be drifting apart. Even worse? The boy she has a crush on is dating the mean girl at school.

Everything is a mess, and Katie doesn’t feel like she has control over any of it. Certainly not over her weight, which has always topped out at slightly pudgier than normal—at least, according to her mother.

So when she happens to catch one of the popular girls throwing up in the bathroom one day, it sparks an idea. A match that quickly engulfs her life in flames.

Is there any going back once she gets started down this path?

And would she even want to if she could?

My Thoughts

I obviously hadn't read the synopsis for this book before I started reading because I was expecting a nice coming of age story that was a relaxing summer read but that was not what I got.

The story was very plot driven and very informative about eating disorders. But the author had lacked in the character development in the book because of the plot. I felt like she wrote this book to educate people on eating disorders, not for it to be an intriguing story.

'Don't Call me Kit Kat' really made me look at people with eating disorders completely differently. I assumed that I knew quite a bit about eating disorders but turns out I actually didn't and I don't think I fully understand nw. If 'Don't call me Kit Kat' taught me one thing it is that you don't really understand any form of mental disorder until you have one.

In conclusion, I like 'Don't call me Kit Kat' but it wasn't anything special. I think to fully enjoy 'Don't call me Kit Kat' you probably have to either have/had an eating disorder or have a close friend or family member with one. I'm giving 'Don't call me Kit Kat' 3/5 stars.

*This book was given to me for free by netgalley in return for an honest review, however this doesn't effect my opinion

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