By Kate Rockland
A smartly-written novel of 2 girls beginning at contrary ends of the scale--and discovering compromise and friendship of their trip in the direction of one hundred fifty pounds
In the short paced lifetime of running a blog, girls stand out: Alexis Allbright, of thin Chick, and Shoshana Weiner, who writes fats and remarkable. either have over 5 million unswerving readers. either are hungry for achievement. however the similarities cease there.
With over a hundred kilos at the scale setting apart them, weight isn't their merely distinction. Alexis is a loner who's so bitchy the one one that can stand her corporation is her homosexual ally Billy. She provides neurotic New Yorkers a run for his or her cash together with her strict day-by-day exercise session regimen, and weighing of nutrients. Shoshana is Alexis’s contrary. dwelling in Jersey with rowdy roommates, she is anyone who “collects friends,” as her mom places it; and treasures a lifetime of increasing circles...and waistlines.
When either seem as panelists on a well-liked speak express, their lives intersect in methods neither may have imagined. In turns comedic, heartwarming--and everyday to any girl who's ever stepped on a scale--Alexis and Shoshana observe they've got way more in universal than both may have in all likelihood imagined, and extra importantly, whatever to provide.
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It used to sell motorbikes but it's closed down now. I think there was a fire. I can't see very far inside because the sun is so bright in my eyes. All I can see in the window is a reflection of my mother's car. The walls have been fly-postered with orange sheets with details of an upcoming gig on them. I might ask Luke and Emma if they want to go. I don't enjoy seeing bands anymore because I can't concentrate properly while they're playing. After the third song I'm usually wondering how much longer they're going to be.