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The Whole Clove Diet by Mary W. Walters
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Mar 19, 2012

really liked it
Read in February, 2012

The Whole Clove Diet follows a woman as she struggles with some really big issues. Every single day is a challenge. The bluntness of Doctor Graves (Rita can't get over the irony of his name) forces Rita to face the reality of her weight and the threat it poses for her future health. Being forced to face the reality of her weight, causes Rita to start looking at other aspects of her life that she's previously ignored.

The book is well written, the characters are multi--dimensional and very relatable. Walters did a very nice job of using her words to paint a picture of her main and secondary characters. I was very impressed with Walter's ability to make sure every single character has a place in the story. The relevance of each character makes it easy to keep track of them, as well as making them relatable. On the other hand, just because you can relate to the characters, it doesn't mean you have to like them. Walters does a great job of filling her story with some characters you want to hug, some you want to hand out with, and some that you want to smack upside the head.

There are a few points where the story feels like it gets bogged down, and I found myself wishing it would speed up. Even through the slow bits, the storyline does move forward. Walter's does a very nice job of wrapping up the entire storyline and composed an ending that makes the reader smile.

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