Friday, August 28, 2015

"Confessions of a Fat Girl" by Holly Dae

Confessions of a Fat Girl
by Holly Dae

Holly Dae's Confessions of a Fat Girl is currently on tour with Itching for Books. Also available: Cracks (FREE).

The tour stops here today for an excerpt and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

For another book by this author, please check out my blog post on Confessions of a Teenage Rape Survivor.

Love doesn't always heal. Sometimes, it reopens the wound and makes new ones.
Smart and ambitious Season Minett was homeschooled, got accepted into college at 16, graduated with a B.A. in English at 20, got a job at a prestigious magazine at 21, and isn’t afraid to go after what she wants. Twenty-two-year-old Season has it made and everyone knows it. Except Season herself.
People can gush over her all day long, but Season knows they’re just being nice. In reality, she’s accomplished nothing. She doesn’t work hard enough, can’t get her book published, and worst of all at 5’6, 180 pounds with a thirty-two inch waist, a forty-four inch hip, and arms too big for her body, she’s fat and ugly. She's such a disappointment that after her mother divorced Season's dad, she went to live with her new, younger boyfriend and left Season to mother the rest of her siblings. So Season is quite bewildered when the guy she sees every weekend at the bookstore shows serious interest in her. And she ends up liking him. A lot.
Season's not naive enough to think love will solve all her problems though. In fact, love seems to be making everything worse because her food obsession is growing more and more out of her control. But that's impossible. There's nothing wrong with counting calories and wanting to be thin. There's nothing wrong with trying to be as perfect as everyone thinks she is. A fat girl can't develop an eating disorder, let alone have one. Right?


Praise for the Book
"I loved the names that Ms. Dae came up with. I give her kudos for going ahead and writing a book that deals with a lot of issues young people and older people deal with. She deals with an eating disorder, drugs, sex, and a messed up family situation. So, bravo Ms. Dae I commend you on dealing with those issues!" ~ Tammy
"This was an interesting book. It centers around a young woman, Season, who is overweight and type A personality. [...] Season also has an undiagnosed eating disorder. [...] This book had a lot of twists and turns (and a few other unique names) and Victor ... can I just say that he rocks? Season tries to push him away and he won't be pushed away. I believe his love for her is what saves her, really. He makes her realize that what she's doing is wrong, and the impact it's having on her life - on everyone's lives. This wakes her up and she makes some great, positive decisions that make her life better." ~ Erin C.

About the Author
Stuck in the transition between graduating from college and starting a life called no job, Holly Dae spends most of her free time writing raw and edgy Young Adult and New Adult contemporary novels that deal with rape, drugs, sex, and general psychological ills. When she isn't doing that, she's writing fanfiction for fun and obsessively playing Mario Kart Eight and Pokemon Games.

Enter the tour-wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.