Monday, August 29, 2011

Review: Teenage Waistland

Eating for comfort is just the tip of the iceberg for this group of obese teens. They’ve each qualified for a weight loss trial surgery. The Land-Band procedure is currently available for adults. With this trial, the teens are required to keep a journal, write down a truthful account of their food intake, and attend weekly group therapy sessions as the surgery is only a tool and not a solution.

Told in alternative perspectives, Marcie, East, and Bobby share their ups and downs in the aftermath of the surgery. The group comes together to form Teenage Waistland, a support group. They share more than just their favorite foods. Friendships are made and broken. Romantic relationships begin. Family drama ensues. Secrets are revealed.

My Thoughts: It took me a little bit to get into this one, but once I did, it was hard to stop thinking about it. I enjoyed it - I liked how there was humor in this very serious plot line. The teens’ lives deal with significant issues which changed their eating habits. They dig down to the deeper roots of their issues and in some cases begin the healing process. It’s a satisfying emotional read that will linger will you after the pages have closed.

Cover Thoughts: Interesting

Source: reviewed for TeensReadToo

1 comment:

Tia said...

This looks like a fun read! New follower here :)

Tia @ Falling For Books