Friday Reads: 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl

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When I first came across this book cover I thought, what an original title for a novel. Then I discovered that it’s a play on the poem “13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” by Wallace Stevens and I liked it even more. You’ve likely heard of Mona Awad’s debut novel, 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl. But let me tell you something: This book isn’t what you expect. I read one negative review where the girl said she thought this would be a lighthearted Bridget Jones type book. No. Definitely not. This book is dark, honest, and at times hard to read. Some of the content is graphic, likely too graphic for some. It’s not a beach read for the summer. It will make you uncomfortable. It will make you feel things.

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