Monday, March 14, 2016

Review- The Fat Rules by Misti D. Mosteller

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Maddy Quinn survived being a fat kid and a fat adolescent, but being fat in her twenties may be more than even she can handle. Maddy is a smart, funny, chunky monkey living in a world of skinnies with only an XXL sweater set to keep her safe.
Living at home where her overprotective family can keep an eye on her, Maddy attends a nearby University where she majors in political science and not being noticed. Her mother would return her to the womb for safe-keeping if only there was room for a 266 lb. adult, and her grandmother has never met an emotion that couldn’t be suffocated with mashed potatoes and chicken fried steak or some other supreme comfort food.

Despite the over-love of a slightly nuts family and the support of good, but skinny friends, waddling around her college campus is getting harder every day. In an effort to keep daily humiliations to a minimum, Maddy lives by the Fat Rules—rules she’s developed to hide in plain sight (Fat Rule #4: never run in front of other human beings even if being chased by a mass-murdering maniac- better to die with honor than let all that jelly jiggle!). But when her birthday lunch turns into a celebration humiliation, Maddy’s best friend, Sam, gives her a dose of tough love that would put an elephant down, setting Maddy on a life changing course.

Part memoir, part wishful thinking, The Fat Rules is a laugh-out-loud ride on the crazy train with moments of heart-breaking insight into the emotional pain of being overweight. If you’ve ever struggled with weight issues, finding your place in the world, or incapacitating insecurity, Maddy Quinn is right there with you.

Release date: April 23rd 2015
Published by: Story Merchant
Page numbers: 326


A few years ago, I read Meg Cabot's Heather Wells series, and absolutely enjoyed it. Since then, I've been trying to find a book as enjoyable as that, but it never happened. Until The Fat Rules, which was my best free download from Amazon. My, God! This book was so enjoyable that even though I am not the biggest fan of extremely long books and with this one being almost 300+ pages long, I never wanted it to end. 

The Fat Rules is the journey of Maddy, who was a lot of fun to read about and extremely easy to relate to. There were many times when she got on my nerves and her very naive and easy nature when it came to guys irritated me. During these times, I told myself that I would probably do the exact same thing if I were in her place, which made her almost a reflection of myself. I thoroughly enjoyed reading about her and her friends. 

Bearer of those extra pounds myself, I completely understood the physical and mental struggle Maddy was going through. Maddy's weight loss journey made the book motivational in the most awesome way possible. As I said before, I found it so easy to relate to Maddy standing on the weighing scale everyday, keeping her calories in check and all the determination with which she worked. I have been there and done that, so more often than not, I felt like I was reading about myself. All those hilarious jokes Maddy made about herself and her weight were such a fresh and realistic portrayal of the struggle, which is, in fact, real. 

What made The Fat Rules even more fun was an awesome gang of friends that Maddy came with. Her friends were fantastic in their own ways and made for fabulous side characters who stood out just as much as our main girl. There was practically every type of guy thrown in there as well, and it was good to see Maddy be both impulsive and thoughtful with her relationships, which made her very real. And that's what I loved most about The Fat Rules- it was an easy, enjoyable, relatable, funny and extremely amusing read. 

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  1. Awesome review, Sarika! I think I could relate to this heroine as well. I'm glad she found some good friends in college.

  2. Superb cover with an awesome plot!

  3. I hope this doesn't cast a creepy stalker vibe, but I wanted to thank you for your kind review--thank you. :) Cheers! #booksforever

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