The First Book in Health and Happiness Society
*Winner of the 2015 Watty Awards Best of HQ Love*
Lexie Greene has always had such a pretty face.
Unfortunately, that's where it seemed to stop. She's grown up hearing her Mother constantly remind her that she needs to lose weight. And twenty-two-year-old Lexie knows she's overweight.
With her younger sister's wedding on the horizon and a crush to stalk on Facebook, Lexie's had enough. She gives up her constant daydreams about food and joins a dieting group. As the pounds melt away at the gym, she finds that life on the other side of junk food isn't what she thought.
Bon Bons to Yoga Pants is an inspirational hit about a girl coming to terms with herself, and her past, all while navigating a world of food and fitness.
Thanks to author Katie Cross for a digital copy of this book. All comments and opinions are my own.I was expecting a light, chick-lit book about an overweight young woman who overcomes eating issues. I was pleasantly surprised that there was more depth to the story than that. Lexie wants to lose a substantial amount of weight because she'll be meeting the boy of her dreams for the first time in person, at her sister's wedding in six months. She joins a weight loss support group with a friend of her mother's called The Health and Happiness Society. She goes to the gym, changes her eating habits, and weighs herself. That's the expected part. As the novel progresses, the story becomes more realistic as Lexie realizes the reasons for her eating disorder and how it affects her relationships with her friends and family.I enjoyed reading how Lexie changed - her attitudes and her maturity - and gained more confidence as she lost weight. The climax was entertaining and I found the book to be engaging and encouraging. It did make me hungry while I was reading, though.
A sweet tale of a young woman coming to terms with herself. Enjoyable.
This is a wonderful book about a girl who learns to love herself. A real lesson that you should love yourself first.
Absolutely loved this book! Not only did it have a great ending, but I also found myself encouraged in new ways, to look at myself with fresh eyes and to get the perseverance to something about areas I might not be happy with!!!