Faded Denim: Color Me Trapped

Faded Denim: Color Me Trapped

by Melody Carlson
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Faded Denim: Color Me Trapped 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anna21 More than 1 year ago
I read Faded Denim by Melody Carlson. I came across this book in our school library as a was looking for a book or my english class. It was an amazing book and it was a great inspirational book that had many themes portrayed such as finding your inner self and having self confidence. I would recommend this book to any high school girl because it tells a story that a lot of girls go through.
It starts off talking about Emily and how when she was thirteen or fourteen how she had the perfect body but as she got older she gained weight opposed to her friends. Her best friend Leah is tall, skinny and gorgeous. Emily wanted to be jsut like her but she never had the determination to set out and do it the right way. Leah then leaks out the secret that she wants to become a model and Emily gets mad at her and wants nothing to do with it. Leah then gets offered to go to a Christian modeling camp but cannot go unless Emily can go with her. Unwillingly, Emily goes just so that Leah can have the opportunity to attend. When Emily arrives she feels so out of place because everyone is just like Leah, skinny, tall and drop dead gorgeous. She then decides that she should lose weight so she could fit in to that crowd. She notices how the girls are losing the weight so fast and she takes up that habit too. Leah tries to get her to do it the right way but Emily wants to lose a lot fast. Leah does not have this problem but she does have a choice that she soon regrets. In the end Leah and Emily are still both there for each other and are just as clost as they always had been.
Overall, I would rate this book on a scale of one to ten, a nine. It was an awesome book. It showed how Emily and Leah trusted in God to help them through their problems. This author has a series of books that I will continue to read because I enjoyed this book so much!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Emily is a senior in high school who grew up to be obese. Her biggest peer was her best friend, Leah. Leah was skinny and beautiful and on her way to the model life. At school one day, Emily told Leah that she is fat. Fat, overweight, obese, and that she is not happy about it. Leah then made Emily her ¿Swan Project¿, aka: she was going to transform her into a skinnier and more beautiful girl. Emily thought she was up to the challenge, until after working so hard she only lost three pounds. Leah assured her this was good. Although Emily had a goal to look marvelous for her senior year at the end of the summer, and three pounds off every two weeks wasn¿t going to cut it. So, Emily began a very dangerous routine eat lots, and then force yourself to puke it back up. She became anorexic. Emily goes through obstacles at a modeling school, and a church came where she faces not being accepted for her weight. She is in desperate need of help whether from family, friends, kids, or God. She needs to find the right way to turn her life back around. I liked everything about the book, especially how much you learn from it. You will learn informative stuff, and things about life. Before reading the book I didn¿t really know much about anorexia. But Faded Denim taught me a lot about it, and how people become anorexic. Also I loved how there was many different people and personalities throughout the book. It also has a good amount of drama in it, and includes Emily finding a boyfriend. I cannot think of any bad things about this book, everything was good. Faded Denim is party of the color series by Melody Carlson. You don¿t have to read any other books before this one, they¿re all separate.
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TWJ_Magazine More than 1 year ago
Emily Foster is a bit overweight, and she is painfully aware of it. Though her mom is seemingly oblivious to her weight problems, her dad teases Emily about her “baby fat,” and looks disapprovingly on whatever she chooses eat. To make matters even worse, her best friend is an aspiring model, which only causes Emily to feel more self-conscious. Leah has what Emily considers a perfect body, exactly what Emily wishes she could be - tall and thin. Tired of her insecurity, Emily decides that is it time for a change. Her “swan project,” meant to be a way to boost her “ugly duckling” body image, may actually end up causing her more damage than good. Although Emily’s desire to become healthy isn’t an entirely bad thing, she unfortunately decides to take drastic measures to achieve her goal of becoming thin. Her so-called “diet” is actually a dangerous mixture of bulimia and anorexia nervosa. She first attempts binge eating, then rids her body of the food by “purging,” or forcing herself to throw it all up. After discovering that her bulimia can be hard to hide from others, she decides to barely eat anything while exercising as much as she can. Even though this book focuses specifically on the health consequences of eating disorders, it also explores the dangers of cosmetic surgery. When two of Emily’s model friends, Leah and Becca, must struggle with the damage they have caused their bodies, Emily realizes that she must stop before it is too late. Emily soon discovers that eating disorders are not only physical battles over the body, they are also internal, spiritual battles. She can only conquer it when she realizes that she doesn’t need to rely on herself alone, but can trust in God’s help, and find her self confidence in Him. When she finally comes clean about her addiction to extreme and harmful dieting, she can truly begin to heal. (The Wordsmith Journal strives to guide readers to books of personal interest, with the understanding and respect that what appeals to some may not appeal to others. Therefore we attempt to keep our reviews focused on content, genre and style. The rating is necessary to make use of Goodreads and Amazon. It reflects the reviewer’s own level of enjoyment, but the review is intended to be informative for the benefit of all readers.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just finished this book and it was awesome. I think that all people would like it. You do not even have to read them in order! I started reading the series when one of my friends told me about them, and now i am hooked.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ABSOLUTLY LOVE the True Color Series. Over time i have collected all of them. This one is one that i think is the most inspirational. If you are going through a hard time with an eating disorder, feeling fat, religion, or just need a good read, you must read it! Astonishing!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so good. It was real--no fakey stuff. It tells of Emily's struggle with her weight. She uses God but also things she shouldn't. A heartfelt book I really enjoyed. :)
blue98eyes More than 1 year ago
This was a great book
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This book is very good. It's real, not glitter-y, or sugar-coated. It took me about a day to read. I couldn't put it down. I also have struggled with my weight, and this book showed me that you can't just go stick you finger down your throat and throw up, to lose weight (In a healthy way that is). You have to pray and ask God for help. I would say that anyone that has struggled with weight or body issues needs to read this book. It made me cry and laugh. I enjoyed this very much. And I hope others readers do too.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Emily¿s friends are all skinny. Her best friend Leah is on her way to be America¿s Next Top Model. Literally. Emily used to always be skinny in her life. She could eat anything she wanted and still stayed skinny. Now it is the other way around. Emily¿s friend Leah became skinny while Emily became overweight. And if she keeps it up, maybe even obesity. Now Emily is jealous of her friend and she decides she wants to do something about it. Emily tries the new diet her friend gave her, but Emily thought that it wasn¿t working. She wasn¿t loosing enough weight to look absolutely fantastic like she used to look. Emily also wanted to look good for when school started so she could impress her crush, Brett McEwen. Emily is now on her way to being anorexia and she exercises too much. Emily knows its bad for her but will she quit? Can Emily force herself to eat again? Will Emily¿s body be affected at all? Read Faded Denim and find out what happens to Emily. What I liked about the book was book was that it tells you a lot about anorexia and what it does to your body. You can learn a lot of interesting things. I also liked how the included God a lot threw out the book. Praying to God was an important role in this book. This book is part of the Color Me Series by Melody Carlson. The book can be read without reading any previous book. I would recommend this book more to girls. It has a lot of girly parts to the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have you ever worried about your appearance? Or worried about what other people thought of you? Then Faded Denim: Color Me Trapped is a good book for you. Emily is an average girl, may weigh a little more than average, but she is still your typical high school junior. She wouldn¿t worry so much about her weight if her best friend Leah wasn¿t so skinny. In fact Leah actually wants to become a model, and thinks she has what it takes. When you read Faded Denim, you will find yourself on a journey as two girls take beauty to many unnecessary extremes. I really enjoyed this book because it seemed so real. It felt like this could really be happening to your best friend. That is how well I could relate to it. The book started out at a fast pace and kept that going to the very last page. This book is part of the True Colors series, but you do not need to read the series in order. Any girl, of any age, could enjoy this book, especially if you are not exactly part of the ¿in¿ crowd. So now go find the nearest library, check out Faded Denim: Color Me Trapped and start reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I like this book Faded Denim. It is a great book that tells about a girl that wants to be prettier than she is. It is an excellent book for an insecure teen.