Don't Call Me Kit Kat

Don't Call Me Kit Kat

by K. J. Farnham

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Junior high is where things really start to happen. Cliques form and break apart. Couples are made and destroyed. And a reputation is solidified that you won't ever be able to escape. Everything you do and say, and everyone you spend your time with, matters.

Katie Mills knows that. She gets it. That's why she tried so hard to get in with the cool girls at school. And why she was so devastated when those efforts found her detained for shoplifting and laughed out of cheer squad tryouts.

But Katie has more to worry about than just fitting in. Her parents are divorced and always fighting. Her sister never has time for her. And her friends all seem to be drifting apart. Even worse? The boy she has a crush on is dating the mean girl at school.

Everything is a mess, and Katie doesn't feel like she has control over any of it. Certainly not over her weight, which has always topped out at slightly pudgier than normal—at least, according to her mother.

So when she happens to catch one of the popular girls throwing up in the bathroom one day, it sparks an idea. A match that quickly engulfs her life in flames.

Is there any going back once she gets started down this path?

And would she even want to if she could?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940153262390
Publisher: K J Farnham Publishing LLC
Publication date: 05/15/2015
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 839,299
File size: 505 KB

About the Author

K. J. Farnham was born and raised in a suburb of Milwaukee. She graduated from UW-Milwaukee in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and went on to earn a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Carroll University in Waukesha. She then had the privilege of helping hundreds of children learn to read and write over the course of twelve years.

Farnham now lives in western Wisconsin with her husband and three children. When not keeping up with her kids, she can usually be found reading or writing. Beach outings, coffee, acoustic music, and road trips are among her favorite things.

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Don't Call Me Kit Kat 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book tugged at my heart strings big time. This book discussed something that is very prevalent in our society nowadays and maybe has always been there, but with less attention. This book discusses a girl suffering from an eating disorder and her struggle through it all. Not only does this come from the girl's perspective, but also doesn't hide the issues that have led her to this and her working through them herself. The author did a great job at bringing this to light, in a way that wasn't shaming individuals that do suffer from this, but rather one girl's triumph (even with hardships) with learning to live with this disorder. Bravo to not sugar coating her struggles and being honest with the fact that this never goes away, but the strength, to those with this disorder, comes from finding ways to realize triggers and coping with them. Excellent work and a must read!!
TessWoods More than 1 year ago
I was mesmerised by this story from the first page. Told in the first person, KJ Farnham perfectly captures teen angst. Katie, nicknamed Kit-Kat (a name she hates but one she is stuck with) is a character who I felt a strong connection to with her open vulnerability, her desperate need to belong and her trauma due to her parent's hostile relationship with each other. KJ Farnham's writing is authentic and punchy and she reminds me a great deal of Judy Blume with her style which isn't sentimental but still manages to grab a strong hold of your heart. This is a fantastic exploration into peer group pressure, bullying, teen suicide and eating disorders. KJ Farnham doesn't paint a rosy, sugar coated picture of these issues and in this way she gives credit to her audience of teenagers that they have the intelligence and maturity to handle reality in a way that I very much admire. I think this book should be on the reading list for high-schools everywhere and I certainly plan on giving it to my impressionable twelve-year-old daughter to read too. A great story, told in a brutally honest and beautiful way. Kudos to this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'll admit that in spite of my age, I enjoy reading young adult novels. However, they have to have a little substance to hold my attention. "Don't Call Me Kit Kat" not only had substance, but I found myself glued to the pages. I felt like a close friend of Katie's - suffering through all of her tormented emotions and rooting for her the whole way. K.J. Farnham addressed a serious issue with utmost care and sensitivity. Though some things were tough to read, I was able to understand why Katie did the things she did. At times I wanted to reach into the pages and pat Katie on the back or give her a hug. Truly, this is one of those books where the character seems so real you forget that it's fiction. A very well-written book!
spoiledangelbaby2001 More than 1 year ago
This book is so realistic that it will haunt you. This particular book took me longer to read then most, which could be for a variety of reasons, but I think the biggest one is that it's a hard book to read. I don't mean this to sound like it's a poorly written book, but every teenage girl can relate to this book and should read it. I am no longer a teenager, but I could relate to having some of these same feelings when I was in high school. Each night after I would read for a little while, I found myself laying in bed just thinking about what I had just read. This rarely happens to me. I am so glad I read this book and I do highly recommend it, but read with caution as I believe it will haunt you for days after completing it. In a nutshell, Don't Call Me Kit Kat is the story of an eight grade girl, Katie, who develops an eating disorder and her struggle to overcome it while trying to fit in at school. On the outside, it looks like she's got it all, but looks can be deceiving and things are rarely what they seem.
Amers86 More than 1 year ago
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian I Dig Good Books. I received a copy of this book from Xpresso in exchange for a fair and honest review. I had a really hard time reading this book. Kids are cruel and no one likes to hear, or read, kids being cruel to other kids, or adults being cruel to other adults. This book, sadly, is full of kids being mean. As a warning, this book deals with bullying, eating disorders, and depression. The author did a good job writing this book and in my own opinion makes this book seem pretty realistic. That’s probably the reason why I had such a hard time reading it. This story is focused on a girl who is having a hard time accepting herself and her identity starting her seventh grade year of school. Those were rough times, I’m sure we all can admit. She goes through some pretty severe times trying to find herself. She is trying to figure out who her real friends are and who aren’t her real friends and are there just to use her as a stepping stone. This is an extremely realistic description of the majority of our middle and high school years. To be quite frank, although I didn’t have the demons of dealing with an eating disorder, I definitely had my fair share of taunting and teasing for my weight. This book took me back to some painful memories and days I didn’t necessarily wish to relive. There is a tiny, miniscule romance element to this story but it is very, very minimal. While the author did a great job writing the story and putting the story together, I have a hard time suggesting or recommending it to you. It’s dark, sad, and kind of depressing. The end is a great ending and definitely uplifting, but it is such a small part compared to the rest of the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. Real life issue for several.