Paperback, 383 pages
Published December 29th 2011 by Penguin
0141037067 (ISBN13: 9780141037066)
Think nothing tastes as good as slim feels? You're obviously not eating the right food . . .Holly, Naomi and Kate are determined to win the battle of the bulge. So it's down to the local slimming club, where carbs are strictly off the menu and there's no escaping the scales. But calorie-counting isn't the only thing on their minds.Newly engaged Holly should be over the moon. So why does she blush every time her sexy boss walks into the room? Curvaceous Naomi finds herself the object of a very unusual fetish and a shocking secret is revealed when an unexpected visitor arrives on Kate's doorstep. Yet with a little group support (and a particularly brutal weight loss boot camp) the women manage to stick to their regime, in time for the glamorous Slimmer of the Year Awards. But with tempting buffet tables, highly competitive contestants and even the odd fat fetishist lurking, it's anyone's guess as to what will happen . .
The title is a very suggestive one, almost as if its stating, why bother with a diet because its not like its actually going to work now is it? But the book I found is so much more than that, because there is a story within its pages and in someways you could almost say that it was motivational and inspirational. For me the book was all about three women trying to figure out their lives and put the pieces of the puzzle together so that they knew what it was that they wanted to do in thee future and knew what it was to expect. For me I found that the book really amde me consider the very fact of how amny of us are actually not happy with the way that we look and that because of this we actually put our life and happiness in jepordy. All the characters within the novel were very relatable to in that you could understand and see what it was that they were going through and that life was difficult for them in many ways. For me the best part was the emotional concept of men and how actually a rela man loves you regardless of the way that you look and that sometimes there happier with you just being more natural and normal than being someone so obsessed with weight and food.
I think that the book itself has a very important message within it, it makes you consider how much we put our bodies through. why not just do the things that we want to do and find hhappiness the correct way instead of worrying about the focus and view point of others. All three womens sotries were entirely different from one another and yet they were all very realistic. I actually felt like I was watching there lives from a birds eyes view, able to see what it was that they were experiencing and the very fact that they all had something to allow them to connect to one another. There were parts within the novel that made me chuckle just because they were cliche and predictable and yet at the same they were missable as well, in that you could almost be blind to seeing them and not realizng what it was that was actually occuring and happening. I think probably for me the favorite character was Holly, there was just something abot her. But ideally there was something in all three women that I could understand and connect to.
Its not often that I actually pick up a chick flick novel because they are generally not my style of read. I have always been the fantasy type of girl, but this was actually a very enjoyable break from what I have usually been reading. It was nie to see something a little more life like something that seemed to state and say do what you want to do and do what you need to do in order to make your life yours and not controlled by others. The whole novel was just well written and for a recovering anorexic it was actually a rather encouraging book to just get on with things and to stop caring so much. a wonderful and thought provoking novel that is more than worth the five star rating that I am going to give it.