May 20, 2013

Young Annabelle

Young AnnabelleAuthor: Sarah Tork
Release Date: April 30, 2013
Publisher: Sarah Tork
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Pages: 189
Format: Kindle E-book

Synopsis: Since the beginning of summer, seventeen year old Annabelle Simms has been on a diet under the harassment....scratch that....the watchful eye of her mother. If it wasn't for her best friend Jenna who keeps her sane, she would have branded the summer as a complete yummy food-less disaster. Everything seemed to be on the same repetitive boring path until one day at work Annabelle is forced to train the new guy and suddenly summer doesn't seem so dull anymore.

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Review: I am a member of a YA group on Goodreads. I came across a posting asking to review this book for the author. It sounded interesting so I said yes. I'm glad I did. This was a great book and I enjoyed it very much.

I did kind of force myself to start reading this book, because to be honest, the cover for the book is pretty in its own way, but it didn't draw me into wanting to read the story. I did make a promise to read it though for a review so I read it for part of a read-a-thon.

This is a story about Annabelle who's entire family is considering her fat and is watching ever calorie she eats as well as loses. She is in a living nightmare at her house and hates being there. She has to even wear a watch that says how many calories she loses and is required to lose so many a day to appease her mother. This part of the book was hard for me to read. Sarah does a great job of making you hate Annabelle's family.

As Annabelle is dealing with all her family issues she ends up getting a new co-worker for a day by the name of James. James is tall, fit, cute, handsome, hot...the whole works...did I forget to mention a stuck up conceited jerk? Well, James confuses Annabelle throughout the book. You still learn to love him anyway, because he still is a lot better to be around than her family is.

I loved reading this book. I read it very fast and was sad when it ended. I definitely can't wait for the next book to come out. I will be waiting for it. She ended it with "The end of Part 1". If that doesn't scream there is more to come, I don't know what does.

Annabelle is a loveable character and you can't help but cheer her on throughout her summer and beginning of school. She has so much happen to her in her life you definitely have sympathy for her.  This is a book that you sadly have to say that you know this truly does happen to real teens throughout their life. Weightloss and obesity has became a big issue for many people in their lives.

Annabelle has such a sweet and caring heart on her, but her family turns her into a monster sometimes because even when people try to compliment her, she is haunted by the words of her parents. She feels worthless and not pretty at all so she lashes out at those that she thinks are actually making fun of her. This is a classic book of proving that even with a little weight on your body, you can still be beautiful inside and out.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes to read subjects on people with hard lifestyles as well as someone just wanting a good soul searching book.


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