Dietland: a Novel for the Angry Girl

Here is a little book review I did for a fantastic website, called Obvi We’re the Ladies (obviweretheladies.com). Check them out!

Obvi, We're The Ladies

“We can’t hide it or fake it. We’ll never fit society’s idea for how women should look and behave, but why is that a tragedy? We’re free to live how we want. It’s liberating, if you choose to see it that way.”

Plum Kettle is in hiding. Her day job as a teen magazine advice columnist takes her as far as the coffee shop near her apartment, but she constantly fears being stared at, ridiculed, or even harassed for her weight. So Plum tucks herself away from the world, drowns out the fear with antidepressants and the desperate hope that weight-loss surgery will finally fix the life that she isn’t living – the life that doesn’t even feel like it’s hers.

Then one day Plum notices that she is being followed by a moody girl wearing combat boots. The girl leads Plum to Verena Baptist,  the owner of a feminist…

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