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13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl by Mona Awad
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really liked it
bookshelves: book-club, own-it

Elizabeth. Lizzie. Beth. The protagonist in this insightful piece of connected fiction changes identities quite often as she constantly tries to transform her body to suit her interpretation of society's expectations. Her story shines an unwavering and harsh light on the ways women grapple with body image issues imposed on them by society and how this obsession can have drastic effects on their relationships -- romantic, familial, work-related and friendships. I highly recommend this book. It's both uncomfortable and relatable to read. I also really love that it defies the short story-novel dichotomy. It's fiction without being a novel per se. (Although some may argue me on that point!)

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Reading Progress

February 1, 2016 – Shelved
February 1, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
March 20, 2016 – Shelved as: book-club
March 20, 2016 – Shelved as: own-it
April 8, 2016 – Started Reading
April 8, 2016 –
page 126
April 12, 2016 – Finished Reading

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