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Find your voice.
Hopeless. Freak. Elephant. Pitiful. These are the words of Skinny, the vicious voice that lives inside fifteen-year-old Ever Davies’s head. Skinny tells Ever all the dark thoughts her classmates have about her. Ever knows she weighs over three hundred pounds, knows she’ll probably never be loved, and Skinny makes sure she never forgets it.
But there is another voice: Ever’s singing voice, which is beautiful but has been silenced by Skinny. Partly in the hopes of trying out for the school musical—and partly to try and save her own life—Ever decides to undergo a risky surgery that may help her lose weight and start over.
With the support of her best friend, Ever begins the uphill battle toward change. But demons, she finds, are not so easy to shake, not even as she sheds pounds. Because Skinny is still around. And Ever will have to confront that voice before she can truly find her own.
Skinny wasn’t a book I was planning on reading. I decided to read it though after winning it, along with several other books, in a blogger’s giveaway. My thoughts about this book are sort of mixed although I really did like it.
Ever is a 302 lb. 15 year old who has a voice named Skinny living inside of her.Skinny is always telling her what everyone supposedly thinks of her. Skinny is not kind. She cuts Ever down every chance she gets. And sadly, Ever listens to her. She shuts everyone out of her life except for her childhood friend, Rat.
Ever lives with her father, her stepmother, and her two step-sisters. Her mother died when Ever was 9, and since that time, she has used food as her comfort. Ever is constantly aware that she has no friends at school and thinks it is due to her weight.
After a horribly embarrassing incident at school, Ever decides to undergo gastric bypass surgery to help her lose weight.
I don’t do reviews with spoilers, so you’ll have to read this book for yourself 🙂 I know others have said that it is a shallow plot, but real people go through what Ever goes through. Real people feel the things Ever feels every day.
The characters in Skinny feel very real. They are what make the book. The plot is fast moving, though not so much that you lose the point. The message in the book is one everyone needs to hear.