Title: Conversations with the Fat Girl
Author: Liza Plamer
Genre: Romance, Relationships
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
This is an Advanced Readers Copy. That means that this is not the final version of the book. Therefore, facts and quotes are subject to change in the published book. This is also re-release of a novel written over ten years ago. Now with a better cover, this book is trying to find it’s way in the popular YA genre.
We follow Maggie, a girl who is overweight who works as a barista at a coffee shop. When her best friend asks her to be her maid of honor the only problem is that her best friend wants to forget that she used to be overweight and lie to everyone around her.
I disliked the ending. I thought this would lead up to a reconciliation between the two friends but do not be deceived. This book is about friends who fall out of friendship but it does teach that you shouldn’t stay in a toxic relationship if you’re not fully happy.
I really enjoyed how she worked at a coffee shop where they were all like family. It reminded me so much of my past job where I met some of the greatest people. Without my friends, I don’t know where I would be and this was very much like that.
This was a great read for people who are growing out of the friendship. Sometimes you just aren’t meant to be lifetime friends. And as I said, this is similar to a toxic relationship and show that you shouldn’t let yourself be used if you aren’t happy yourself.
For anyone struggling to release themselves from a toxic relationship, remember that there are plenty of other people out there. Not only that but you have plenty of years to go through and you will find that’s the times change, we change.
My similar recommendation for this novel would be The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen.
“At one point she asked me at what angle it looked the most like a size 2. I had to bite my tongue to keep from saying The one staring down at the tag.“