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Shrink to Fit (Kimani Tru Series)

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  • Posted February 2, 2011

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    Dying To Fit In

    Leah Mandeville is a junior in high school. She's on the basketball team and wants to go onto college to play for UCLA. Leah's mother, Veronica, is a model and she wants her daughter to follow in her footsteps. Modeling isn't Leah's thing and even if it was, she doesn't have the slim frame necessary to make it in the business. But then there's Jay, Leah's next door neighbor and best friend for three years. Leah has feelings for him, but he likes someone else; one of her skinny friend's. Will Leah get his attention if she loses weight? I liked Leah, but I did not like the way she spoke to Victoria. Even if she was fed up with Victoria caring so much about appearances, this woman was still her mother. She never went too far with her disrespect, though. She knew when to hold her tongue. I did feel for Leah, wanting to fit in so badly. When she began to lose the weight I was glad she felt better about herself, but then she went to the extreme, losing way more weight than she should have. As the numbers on the scale went lower and lower, it was like she was living in a dream world. While everyone around her could clearly see what she was doing to herself, she actually thought she was becoming more attractive when what she was doing was risking her life. And when she ignored the signs her body sent to let her know something was wrong, that she was abusing her body, I was so sad for her. I liked Jay, who was a true friend to Leah. And Shazan, Leah's friend since the second grade, was a good girl, but, unfortunately, she had her own 'weight issues'. It would have been great if she could have seen her problem as clearly she could see Leah's. Nibbles of food or days of starvation, strenuous workouts, diet pills, and purging led to excessive weight loss for Leah. She became dangerously thin way too fast and no matter how much friends and family pointed that out, she ignored their concerns. Anorexia and Bulimia are the eating disorders Sarkar addresses in Shrink to Fit, and she did a very good job writing this story. The psychological illnesses that can be found in those suffering from eating disorders is so clear, and as for the physical effects, when Leah dropped pounds, I was able to get a visual of the changes in her body and it was not pretty. While the story was entertaining to a certain degree, it is most importantly a cautionary tale. The story warns against the danger of depriving oneself of the proper nourishment necessary to stay healthy. and alive. Shrink To Fit is a must read. Parents: There is profanity, but it's not pervasive. There was one word in particular, though, that I grew very tired of reading.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2011

    awesome

    this was a great book it talks about per-pressure and how fitting in isn't always the thing to do it was a great book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 21, 2011

    AMAZING!!!!

    I read this book in two days I couldn't put it down. It is a very easy to get into. GREAT BOOK!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 19, 2009

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    Shrink To Fit (literally)

    Alot of teenage girls in America feel that being anorexic or really skinny (sizes 0-5) is acceptable for boys, the media, and society. In reality, big girls (the thick madames) are considered to have low self-esteem. Sadly, alot of people do think that, which causes a misbalance. In the book, Leah was pressured to lose excessive weight to please a boy and her mother. A drastic conclusion takes place in the matter.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2014

    When i was your man

    Same bed but it feels just a little bit bigger now our song on the radio but it dont sound the same when our friends talk about you all it does is just tear me down cause my heart breaks a little every time i hear your name and it all just sounds like ooohh ohhhh too young too dumb to realize...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    This is a must read book

    I loved this book the only thingbi didnt like was the way it ended other than that its a great book i really reccomend this nook

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 20, 2011

    loves it

    i related to this book so much. im the biggest out of all of my friends and i always felt like the main character did. it shows wat can happen to ou when you care to much about your appearence. i also play basketball but im short so the height is the omly difference. LOVE THIS BOOOOK!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2008

    Fantastic

    This book is very good! You will not put it down! It talks about really important issues! The main one is trying to be super thin to fit in! This girl is a star athlete and she makes some really life threatening choices just because she wants to be like everyone else! Please read, we all can learn something from this book!

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