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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Skinniness is next to Goddessness - Lacey's Story by Julia Keanini

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Hate is a powerful word, especially when you’re using it against your own reflection. In fourteen-year-old Lacey Steele’s world, being “skinny” equals no more caustic remarks comparing her to Shamu the Whale, meriting the attention of her ten-year crush aka the beautiful quarterback next door, and finally deserving her distant mother’s love- pretty much goddess status. But diets, nor health food, nor exercise bring Lacey desired results and her future looks everlastingly chubby. Unexpectedly, Lacey and her friend Ashley stumble on an easier method. Extreme calorie cutting may seem a little drastic, but of course it’s better than … an eating disorder. Unfortunately, the easy route has a price neither girl planned to pay, but it comes due anyway, for one of them. A story of hope and eventual acceptance, Skinniness is Next to Goddessness?Lacey’s Story, takes a brighter approach to an age old tale. Book One in the Skinniness is Next to Goddessness? Series.
Julia Keanini
Julia Keanini grew up on the sandy shores of Hawaii, where she still resides with her husband and son. Julia enjoys reading, eating, sometimes exercising, and goes to the beach far too little considering it's basically in her backyard. Find out more about Julia Keanini @ JuliaKeanini.blogspot.com
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Review: Skinniness is Next to Goddessness tackles a deep, dark subject in a sensitive and also entertaining way. Julia Keanini has an amazing writing style that brings her relatable characters to life in a believable way. I'd recommend this book to anyone who enjoys stories that keep you thinking a long time after the book has finished. 5 stars easily deserved.

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