Sunday, July 27, 2008

Artichoke's Heart

Artichoke's Heart by Suzanne Supplee
When she is almost sixteen years old, Rosemary decides she is sick of being overweight, mocked at school and at Heavenly Hair, her mother's beauty salon, and feeling out of control. As she slowly loses weight, she realizes that she is able to cope with her mother's cancer, having a boyfriend for the first time, and discovering that other people's lives are not as perfect as they seem from the outside.

1 comment:

Mackenzie said...

Wow. Have you ever finished a book and thought 'wow that was a really great book!' ? The author makes this book real and easy for any girl, no matter what shape or size, to relate to. I'm not overweight, but believe me, there are things I'd like to change about myself, and I was honestly inspired by Rosemary's story and also Kay-Kay. For any girl going through self-esteem issues, I would highly suggest reading this book. It has to be one of my favorite non-series books. I felt bad for Rosemary with her weight and other struggles but she pulled through it all which made it worthwhile, enjoyable, and heartwarming. I don't think you'll be disappointed, atleast, I hope not! =]