Sunday, December 15, 2019

DON'T CALL ME KIT KAT | by K.J. Farnham #Teen/YAFiction #Teen/YAMedicalIssues #Depression #HighSchool #BookReview #5StarReview #Lola's

Don't Call Me Kit KatDon’t Call Me Kit Kat
by K.J. Farnham
Genre: Contemporary
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: April 20, 2015

Junior high is where things really start to happen. Cliques form and break apart. Couples are made and destroyed. And a reputation is solidified that you won’t ever be able to escape. Everything you do and say, and everyone you spend your time with, matters.

Katie Mills knows that. She gets it. That’s why she tried so hard to get in with the cool girls at school. And why she was so devastated when those efforts found her detained for shoplifting and laughed out of cheer squad tryouts.

But Katie has more to worry about than just fitting in. Her parents are divorced and always fighting. Her sister never has time for her. And her friends all seem to be drifting apart. Even worse? The boy she has a crush on is dating the mean girl at school.

Everything is a mess, and Katie doesn’t feel like she has control over any of it. Certainly not over her weight, which has always topped out at slightly pudgier than normal—at least, according to her mother.

So when she happens to catch one of the popular girls throwing up in the bathroom one day, it sparks an idea. A match that quickly engulfs her life in flames.

Is there any going back once she gets started down this path?

And would she even want to if she could?

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As all of my teen girls were too busy at this time, reading and reviewing Don't Call Me Kit Kat fell to me, the Mama. All in all, I'm still not sure how I feel about this book.
Would I have wanted my girls to read it, although it's likely nothing they don't deal with at school every day?
Would I have liked to have stuck my head in the sand and not learned anything more about bulimia and the cruelty that these kids go through regularly? Probably yes to my girls reading it and no to me being an Ostrich.
Why? It is very well written and quite realistic. Funny how some things don't change like mean girls, popularity contests and girls thinking they are overweight, even some 35 years post-high school.
Ms. Farnham did an excellent job of presenting the facts while keeping it within a storyline, a much easier and more palatable way for many people, especially teens to learn. So Kudos for a well-written book on multiple difficult subjects, one I would highly recommend to both parent and child.


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KJ FarnhamAbout the Author:
K. J. Farnham writes contemporary fiction for women and young adults. Her books are character-driven and focus on realistic themes like love, relationships, self-doubt, and social issues. She tries to infuse humor into her writing when appropriate, because she believes laughter is crucial for navigating through rough patches in life.

Farnham is a former educator who grew up in the Milwaukee area and now lives in western Wisconsin with her husband and three children. When not keeping up with her kids, she can usually be found reading or writing. Coffee, acoustic music, beach outings, and road trips are among her favorite things.

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