Reading/Interest Level: Young Adult
Author: Donna Cooner
Ever Davies is fat. At just fifteen, she weighs over 300 pounds. And a voice in her head, named Skinny, never lets her forget it. Skinny is always there telling her the awful things other people think of her. But when Ever decides to have surgery and the pounds start dropping, she learns more about herself and what others truly think of her than Skinny was ever able to tell her.
An amazing read for anyone battling self-confidence, whether caused by body image or not. Ever’s journey is one we can all relate to and one we should all embark on. Skinny is well written and a real page turner with unique and memorable characters. The themes of self-acceptance and self-respect are seamlessly interwoven within the main plot and subplots. This novel's greatest strength is the truth it speaks to readers about an issue that many people struggle with. Whatever we name the voice in our head, we all have that whispering fear to overcome.