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message 1: by Maria (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:17PM) (new)

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I really liked this one. I liked the way the author described Louise's struggles with her weight and how people around treated her when she heavy vs. when she was skinny. I really liked the ending - she finally had someone who would truly love her for who she was.

message 2: by Jessica (thebluestocking) (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:26PM) (new)

Jessica (thebluestocking) (jessicaesq) I liked this story too, though I wasn't sure I would. The message of the story, that you should feel comfortable in your own skin, is one that I think everyone should hear every so often. The story honed in on the fact that, as a society, we are entirely too fixated on physical appearance. Not only do we judge others based on appearance, but we judge ourselves based on those criteria as well. Louise was happy as a fat person. She needed to accept that just as much as her mother or her husband.

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