Diary of a Fat Girl by Moira Mugweni

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I downloaded this book during an ebook sale quite a while ago and just now got around to reading it. I was not compensated for this review in any way.

Bernadette is tired of being the fat one. The fat friend, the fat sister, she’s just tired of it. She’s leaving for NYU at the end of the summer and she’s determined that this summer is going to be the summer she gets fit. She goes to a gym to get a personal trainer but is disappointed at how expensive it is. That is, until the owner’s son catches her and offers to train her himself for half the price.

Warren is a tough coach, but he doesn’t let her give up. He puts her on a diet and has her out of bed at 6 am to work out. At least he’s nice to look at. They get closer and closer over the summer as Bernadette loses the weight and gains confidence in herself. Except he’s not the only one to notice the change…

She reaches out to a boy she met on a school trip that she ended up sleeping with, as she feels they never got closure. Fred is very interested in reconnecting and she looks forward to the day they can meet again when he’s in town. Except she can’t get Warren out of her head either.

Bernadette spends the summer improving herself and her relationships, including bonding with her twin sister who she had grown apart from. Both guys have their own secrets, so that’s not an easy decision for her to make, but she has the help of her friends.

This book left off on a serious cliffhanger, which I hate, but I do like her journey and where she is at the end of the book (pre-cliffhanger). The two guys into the same girl (that we’re supposed to consider unattractive) thing is a bit overdone but unlike most books, I feel like she made the right choice and didn’t get hung up over the decision and string us along.

 

 

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