Dietland - Sarai Walker
Author: Sarai Walker
Source: Personal copy
The diet revolution is here. And it’s armed.
Plum Kettle does her best not to be noticed, because when you’re fat, to be noticed is to be judged. Or mocked. Or worse. With her job answering fan mail for a popular teen girls’ magazine, she is biding her time until her weight-loss surgery. Only then can her true life as a thin person finally begin.
Then, when a mysterious woman starts following her, Plum finds herself falling down a rabbit hole and into an underground community of women who live life on their own terms. There Plum agrees to a series of challenges that force her to deal with her past, her doubts, and the real costs of becoming “beautiful.” At the same time, a dangerous guerrilla group called “Jennifer” begins to terrorize a world that mistreats women, and as Plum grapples with her personal struggles, she becomes entangled in a sinister plot. The consequences are explosive. (via Goodreads)
Thoughts: At first I thought this would be an interesting read and it was an interesting read no doubt. But as I read the book, I found the main character to be rather narcissistic at times and a bit immature. And as the book wound on, I really didn't want to read it and just wanted to slap the main character silly.
Bottom Line: I thought it was an okay read. There were times I liked how the book was going but there were times that I really got mad at the main character and her behaviour. If you are attracted to a sort of chick-lit book with a feminist bent. Overall, it was okay and wouldn't recommend it for everybody. Recommended.