Saturday, June 6, 2009

Artichoke's Heart - Suzanne Suplee

Title: Artichoke's Heart
Author: Suzanne Suplee

Publisher:Penguin Group
Rating: 5/5

Rosemary Goode is smart and funny and loyal and the best eyebrow waxer in Spring Hill, Tennessee. But the only one thing seems to matter to anyone, including Rosemary: her weight.

Rosemary's only boyfriends are the "secret lovers" stashed under her bed: Mr. Hershey, Mr. Resses, and Mr. M&M. Worse, Christmas brought nothing but unwanted presents: a treadmill from Mother and two tickets to Healing the Fat Girl Within from nosy Aunt Mary. And when your mom runs the most successful (and gossipy) beauty shop in town, it can be hard to keep a low profile... especially when the scale just hit an all-time high.

Rosemary resolves to lose the weight, but her journey turns out ot be about everything but fat. A life-changing, waist-shrinking year is captured with honesty and humor- topped with an extra-large helping of Southern charm- in this enchanting debut by Suzanne Supplee.

I never really researched this book; looking through the library shelf, I saw pink and picked it up, weird way to pick a book huh? But I was not at all disappointed with this book. Going through along with Rosemary and her struggle, it made me want to root her on with every page. The characters were placed in perfectly, I loved Kyle, 'mother', and Rosemary the best. Most of all, this is really inspiring for girls any age, it sort of tells you in a different way, the things we learned when we were little: don't judge a book by it's cover...(No pun indended). It's message was put out there great. Definately going in my re-read pile, too(: But yeah, you're going to love this book, if you just need a summer read or a book that inspires you to lose those last few pounds(:

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