Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday Feature: Don't Call Me Kit Kat



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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16 comments:

  1. sounds amazing, and that title! I adore it.

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  2. I can relate to this! I experienced a bout with Anorexia when I was 13-14. I know it's not the same monster as Bulimia if that's where this story goes, but they stem from the same catalyst, that ever growing web of control. Sounds intriguing!

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    1. Yes, they definitely do stem from the same catalyst. The need for control can be overwhelming.

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  3. That trailer's awesome. So powerful.

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  4. I'm adding this one to our summer reading list.

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  5. This story might bring back a lot of memories to those that read it. Those are tough years.

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  6. It sounds very grounded in what can be common experiences, Kelly. Thank you for featuring it.

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    1. Yes, eating disorders are more common than you'd think.

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  7. Uh oh. I never had bulimia but I did have bad anorexia one year. It is no joke, and for teens it's a good thing to have books out there addressing these issues.

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    1. I agree. Books on issues like this are definitely needed.

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  8. Ooh, intriguing. I want to read this one!

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