Wow! This is an easy reading emotional story with so many life lessons. Worth reading book at all ages!
Colby is the teenager who suffers from eating disorders, is abused, bullied and misunderstood. She is accused of destroying her family; her mother and sisters don’t love her and consider her a big fat disaster, while her father is accused of corruption and disappears from their lives.
There are many events that will make Colby think the suicide is the solution to her big mess. It’s hard to explain what was in her heart at that moment.
There are also some persons that understand and appreciate her as she is. I was happy to discover that her aunt Leah was there for her, also her school friends, teachers and the doctor. I didn’t like what happened to Ryan, but I know he is a hero.
I really enjoyed reading Colby’s story, even if this was hard and sometimes I found myself telling her to stop or to don’t do something she may regret.
There are many quotes I’ve liked. Here are some of them I want to share:
“What you eat in private, you wear in public.”
“If you create the problem for yourself, you clean it up yourself.”
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
“Parents have their own problems, but those are about them. They’re not a reflection of you.”
“That’s a good policy to have when people say rude things, too: Don’t say a thing; just walk away.”
“People expect others to be a certain way, so they act the way they’re expected to act – even if it’s bullshit.”
“It’s important to understand the causes of stress so that we can choose healthy responses to it.”
“You’re born alone and you die alone, but you can use what you’ve got in between.”
“Anger can make people do things they never would otherwise.”
“Sometimes parents beat their kids, but words hurt, too, and they can totally skew a person’s view of themselves.”