One of Us is Lying Book Review

Summary: 5 students go into detention together but only 4 come out alive. A traumatic incident has caused the death of one of the students in detention and the police believe that the other 4 must have something to do with it. Who is to blame? Which student has the most motive? How did they do it?

Thoughts: I read this as part of a book club that I am in online and I have loved each of that book club’s picks so far and this did not disappoint. I was a little worried after I got through the first few chapters that I wans’t going to like this book because I had guessed what the result was but I kept reading to see if I was right.

My guess was correct but even as it all unraveled I was still shocked to see how it happened and why it was done that way. I loved the twist in the story and the twists that kept coming even if I knew the results.

Something that I loved about this story was how the characters developed throughout the whole book. I like how their relationships with each other changed gradually and how their feelings about each other shifted. I also liked how they developed on their own and with their respective families, I felt that it all added to the story as their secrets were revealed.

Something else that I loved about this story was the balance of dialogue, narration, and the character’s internal thoughts. I usually like a lot of dialogue to move the story along faster but I think this story was told in the things that were not said and that was interesting. I like how we even get the extra characters and we hear the main characters thoughts on these people who play a big role in their life. I really think the addition of so many characters was done seemlessly.

You can purchase this book at Barnes and Noble or look for it at your local library.

Aurora Rising Book Review

Summary: This book tells the story of so many different people who are forced to work together in order to come out of their dire situation alive. Tyler is busy rescuing a girl while the draft for him to select his ultimate team is so he is stuck with the misfits that no one else wanted, his sister, and his best friend. Will they be able to keep Aurora safe from the people who want her? Will they escape their own government who is chasing them due to their disregard for the rules?

Thoughts: This one is a difficult one to write because I know that everyone loved this book and I have the unpopular opinion. Now I didn’t hate this book but I didn’t love it either. There were aspects of this book that I really enjoyed but then there were other parts that I felt dragged on.

Something that I was torn about and haven’t decided how I felt about was the multiple perspectives that were included. At the beginning I wasn’t a fan of this because I couldn’t remember who was who and what was happening. As I continued reading and got to the last few sections I was appreciative of these multiple perspectives because it made me care for the characters.

Another thing that I was a bit disappointed about was how the world was so elaborate and amazing but then the characters didn’t feel developed. I wanted so badly to fall in love with the characters and was sad that when bad things happened my reaction was like “oh that just happened.” It wasn’t until the last part that I really felt for the characters and was so sad for them because we knew more about them.

While I didn’t love this book I liked it enough that I want to read part 2 and 3. I recommend this to those of you who enjoy science fiction, fantasy, and books with a lot of world building.

You can purchase this book at Barnes and Noble or look for it at your local library.

The Lady in the Coppergate Tower

Thank You to Shadow Mountain Press for a copy of this book in exchange for my review.

Summary: (Borrowed from Barnes and Noble) Hazel Hughes believes there is nothing remarkable about her, not even her strange ability to heal the sick and injured. Her employer, Doctor Sam MacInnes recognizes her special talent, but because of the difference in their social status, he can’t tell her how much he admires her. When a mysterious count arrives in London and reveals to Hazel the existence a twin sister, she agrees to accompany him to the wilds of Romania, where she learns that her healing skills are needed to save her twin’s life. Worried for her safety, Sam insists on traveling with her.

Faced with dark magic, malfunctioning automatons, and dangerous magical artifacts, Hazel and Sam learn to rely on each other as they untangle a deadly web of mystery surrounding the count and search for a way to free Hazel’s sister from the cursed walls of the Coppergate Tower before time runs out on all of them.

Thoughts: This book I was hesitant to read because Romance is not a genre that I usually read and I was judging a book by its cover. I decided to go ahead and read it anyway since I like to give books a try. I found that there were so many things that I really enjoyed about this book.

I love the way that the author describes every scene and every item that you encounter, it made me feel like I was in the story. I loved the way the automatons interacted with the people and especially loved Eugene’s sarcasm and wit. It really added some light humor to a rather dire situation for our characters.

Something else I liked was the mystery aspect to this story, it was much more than just a romance between the main characters. They were working together to try and figure out Petrescu’s motives and along the way establishing that they were more than just business partners. I loved how the book had moments that it quickly picked up the pace before going smoothly back into the regular pace. The action scenes had me intrigued the whole time and I was worried for all of the characters.

Overall this book was a quick read with twists and turns and a great steampunk retelling of repunzal. I recommend this to you who love a great YA romance book or who like retellings of stories.

You can purchase this book at Barnes and Noble or look for it at your local library.

The Birthday Girl Book Review

3 out of 5 stars

Thank You Dutton Books for the free copy of this book in exchange for my review. Publication date: August 6, 2019

Summary: (Borrowed from Goodreads)

At forty, it appears Ellie has everything she ever wanted: a handsome husband; an accomplished, college-age stepdaughter; a beautiful ten-year-old girl; two adorable and rambunctious six-year-old twin boys; lush, well-appointed homes in Los Angeles, Park City, and Palm Springs; a thriving career as a well-known fashion designer of casual women’s wear; and a glamorous circle of friends.

Except everything is not quite as perfect as it looks on the outside—Ellie is keeping many secrets. This isn’t the first of her birthday parties that hasn’t gone as planned. Something happened on the night of her sweet sixteenth. Something she’s tried hard to forget.

But hiding the skeletons of her past comes at a cost, and all of Ellie’s secrets come to light on the night of her fabulous birthday party in the desert—where everyone who matters in her life shows up, invited or not. Old and new, friends and frenemies, stepdaughters and business partners, ex-wives and ex-husbands congregate, and the glittering facade of her life crumbles in one eventful night.

Thoughts: I had read someone’s review of this book before reading it and they weren’t a fan of it, because of this I was a little worried about reading it. I was pleasantly surprised though because I really liked this book.

The way this book was written and the way that the story went reminded me a lot of What Alice Forgot? Something that I really enjoyed in this book was how easy it was to get through and how both the past and present just kind of blended into each other.

This story went back and forth between 24 years ago and the present time and I loved how I understood both time years. It was like going back and forth with my present day and me as a teenager. The time years that were used and the difference between social classes that Ellie and young Ellie were a part of was something that I really enjoyed.

While there were aspects that I liked about this book there were several things that I found annoying. The main thing that I couldn’t get over was how annoying Ellie was, 16 year old Ellie was such a likable character so I was mad that her adult version just was so terrible. She was such a superficial character and she was so materialistic that I found her adult version unrelatable.

Something else that I couldn’t get over was that the description and summary of the book just wasn’t accurate to what actually happened. It didn’t really read as a thriller but just more so a little bit of mystery. While I did like that things were discovered in the present with stories from the past it wa still frustrating for the story and summary not to match.

Then you get to the ending and for me it just didn’t add up. I didn’t like the twist that was included, not because it was predictable but because I didn’t understand the book at that point.

You can purchase this book at Barnes and Noble or look for it at your local library.

August TBR

I thought since I share this with my instagram followers it would only be fair to share this with all of you. I have quite a bit on the list for this month, some are ARCS that I got from giveaways or publishers and then there’s some from book clubs and a few just for me picks.

The Birthday Girl By Melissa De La Cruz

This one I actually won in a giveaway from Dutton Books so I’m really excited to get a chance to read it. I’ve heard mixed reviews about it so I’m a little wary but I want to make my own decision before I allow reviews to sway me.

Ellie de Florent-Stinson is celebrating her fortieth birthday with a grand celebration in her fabulous house in Palm Springs. At forty, it appears Ellie has everything she ever wanted: a handsome husband; an accomplished, college-age stepdaughter; a beautiful ten-year-old girl; two adorable and rambunctious six-year-old twin boys; lush, well-appointed homes in Los Angeles, Park City, and Palm Springs; a thriving career as a well-known fashion designer of casual women’s wear; and a glamorous circle of friends. Except everything is not quite as perfect as it looks on the outside—Ellie is keeping many secrets. This isn’t the first of her birthday parties that hasn’t gone as planned. Something happened on the night of her sweet sixteenth. Something she’s tried hard to forget.

The Warehouse by Rob Hart

This one I also received from a giveaway and it’s an ARC so I’m pretty excited to read it. I haven’t heard anything about it before receiving it so I’m ready to see what this is about.

Set in the confines of a corporate panopticon that’s at once brilliantly imagined and terrifyingly real, The Warehouse is a near-future thriller about what happens when Big Brother meets Big Business–and who will pay the ultimate price.

We Hunt the Flame by Hafzah Faizal

I’ve seen this book all over bookstagram so I decided to rent it from the library. I had been meaning to read it in July but didn’t get to it so I rolled it into this month. Since I’ve already renewed it twice I hope that I can finally get to it this month.

Set in a richly detailed world inspired by ancient Arabia, We Hunt the Flame is a gripping debut of discovery, conquering fear, and taking identity into your own hands.

The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert

I got a ARC of this at Yallwest so I decided that I wanted to read this before its publication date which is coming up this month.

Dove “Birdie” Randolph works hard to be the perfect daughter and follow the path her parents have laid out for her: She quit playing her beloved soccer, she keeps her nose buried in textbooks, and she’s on track to finish high school at the top of her class. But then Birdie falls hard for Booker, a sweet boy with a troubled past…whom she knows her parents will never approve of.

The Lady in the Coppergate Tower by Nancy Campbell Allen

This is another book that I got an ARC of at Yallwest that I’ve been a bit hesitatnt to read because it looks like something I wouldn’t normally read but you know lets not judge a book by its cover.

Hazel and Sam must fight their way past dark magic, clockwork beasts, and their own insecurities as they try to reach her sister in the impenetrable Coppergate Tower before time runs out.

Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

This is one that I have on hold from the library since I can’t ever go in there and not grab a book. I picked this one since it looked intriguing but was short enough that it would be a quick read.

In free verse, Anderson shares reflections, rants, and calls to action woven between deeply personal stories from her life that she’s never written about before. Searing and soul-searching, this important memoir is a denouncement of our society’s failures and a love letter to all the people with the courage to say #metoo and #timesup, whether aloud, online, or only in their own hearts. Shout speaks truth to power in a loud, clear voice– and once you hear it, it is impossible to ignore.

The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill

This is another book that I received at Yallwest that will be published this month so I wanted to read it before then so I could provide a review of it.

Deep beneath the sea, off the cold Irish coast, Gaia is a young mermaid who dreams of freedom from her controlling father. On her first swim to the surface, she is drawn towards a human boy. She longs to join his carefree world, but how much will she have to sacrifice? What will it take for the little mermaid to find her voice? Hans Christian Andersen’s original fairy tale is reimagined through a searing feminist lens, with the stunning, scalpel-sharp writing and world building that has won Louise her legions of devoted fans. A book with the darkest of undercurrents, full of rage and rallying cries: storytelling at its most spellbinding.

Black Leopard, Red Wolf by Marlon James

This is a book I had never heard of and wouldn’t have picked up because it’s adult fiction. The reason I did pick it up though was someone who works at my local library recommended it and his description of this book sold me.

Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: “He has a nose,” people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard.

Best. State. Ever by Dave Berry

This is the pick this month for a book club that I’m a part of with my local library. I’m pretty excited to read this since it’s recommended by another book club member and it has some cool pictures in it.

We never know what will happen next in Florida. We know only that, any minute now, something will. Every few months, Dave Barry gets a call from some media person wanting to know, “What the hell is wrong with Florida?” Somehow, the state’s acquired an image as a subtropical festival of stupid, and as a loyal Floridian, Dave begs to differ. Sure, there was the 2000 election. And people seem to take their pants off for no good reason. And it has flying insects the size of LeBron James. But it is a great state, and Dave is going to tell you why. Join him as he celebrates Florida from Key West at the bottom to whatever it is that’s at the top, from the Sunshine State’s earliest history to the fun-fair of weirdness and gunfire (“Our motto: ‘Come back! We weren’t firing at you!’”) that it is today

Recursion by Black Crouch

This book I am reading as part of an online book club that I am a part of but I’m waiting for it to come in at my library. I’m very excited to have an excuse to read this since I’ve heard nothing but great things about it.

Memory makes reality.

That’s what New York City cop Barry Sutton is learning as he investigates the devastating phenomenon the media has dubbed False Memory Syndrome—a mysterious affliction that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived.

That’s what neuroscientist Helena Smith believes. It’s why she’s dedicated her life to creating a technology that will let us preserve our most precious memories. If she succeeds, anyone will be able to re-experience a first kiss, the birth of a child, the final moment with a dying parent. 

As Barry searches for the truth, he comes face-to-face with an opponent more terrifying than any disease—a force that attacks not just our minds but the very fabric of the past. And as its effects begin to unmake the world as we know it, only he and Helena, working together, will stand a chance at defeating it. But how can they make a stand when reality itself is shifting and crumbling all around them? 

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

This is a book that I’m reading for TBAB book club on instagram. It’s another book that I’ve been wanting to read and now I have the perfect excuse to read it.

Pay close attention and you might solve this.

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. 
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. 
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
AndSimon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.

Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose? 
Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.

I will be posting an update at the end of the month for which books I completed and what I thought.

My Sister, The Serial Killer Book Review

Summary: This is the third time that Korode has to clean up her sister’s mess and she is hoping its the last time. Karode is starting to believe that her sister is a serial killer and now she has set her eyes on the man that Karode was after. Will she be able to get to him on time or will it be too late? Is Ayoola actually telling the truth?

Thoughts: I started reading this since I kept seeing it all over bookstagram and then on my Goodreads as well. I decided since it was a short read I might as well pick it up. I didn’t hate but also it wasn’t a 5 star read for me. I knew that some things were already going to go over my head because of the satire but I found that I still enjoyed some aspects despite that.

Something that I actually enjoyed in this was the stark contrast between Korede and Ayoola. Not only were the differences in their looks mentioned often but you also saw the difference in their personalities. I really enjoyed getting to see

Something that I was not a fan of was the short chapters because each chapter felt like it was starting a different story. There were some chapters that I felt didn’t really add to the story and others that I wanted more of. I also felt that there were no transitions in between the chapters so it read like a book without a plot even when the plot was intriguing.

The ending has two twists which redeem this book for me. I really thought and was hoping that it would go in one direction when suddenly it went in a direction that I didn’t even picture. Once that happened I was like oh for sure I know what’s coming next but nope that isn’t what happened either. I was quite pleased with both of these twists.

I recommend this book to those of you who enjoy a short quick read, or who enjoy mystery/thriller books.

You can purchase this book at Barnes and Noble or look for it at your local library.

Plague Land Reborn Book Review

3 out of 5 stars

Summary: Two years ago, a deadly virus hit London and the only survivors were those who were on some sort of medication. Leon has survived not only this virus but the two harshest winters that he has seen. He is now on the journey towards a rescue boat that may or may not still be on its way but along that journey he encounters many others, and unfortunately that virus he thought was dormant may not be. The virus has been preparing for stage 2 of its attack.

Thoughts: I read the first part of this trilogy quite a while ago so I was a bit worried that I wouldn’t be able to remember what had happened but was pleased to find that this book kind of recaps the last book’s events. Not only does this book recap events from the previous book but it also adds more to the story. It continues to explain events that occurred between the two years that have passed between book 1 and now.

Something that I liked in this book was being able to hear from multiple perspectives. I enjoyed having the dad’s story be included and kind of learning about him alongside hearing from Leon. While I did find it a bit confusing to remember that it was going back and forth not only in perspectives but also in time, once I kept that in mind it was a great addition.

Something that I wasn’t too fond of in this book was that it was much more about relationships between people and things that happened during the virus and not much about the virus. Seeing as I am someone who reads a book about pandemics/contagions for the virus portion I was a bit dissapointed in this sequel. I understand why this was done because the virus was planning during most of the book so you don’t see much of it until later on but I think the virus is much too complex for my liking. It didn’t seem like a virus by the end of this book but more like commentary on artificial intelligence.

You can purchase this book at Barnes and Noble or look for it at your local library.

Noble Warrior Book Review

Noble Warrior with Plants

3 out of 5 stars

I was at my local library to pick up a book that my mom had me put on hold for her when I realized that I needed a new book for myself. I quickly went into the YA section and pulled a book off the shelf. I quickly read through the back of the book and decided I didn’t have time to look at anything else so this would have to do.

Noble Warrior tells the story of a young man who got put into the witness protection program when tension between him and neighborhood gangs got high. During his time in the witness protection program the government gets a view at his past and becomes interested in using him as a tool for the government. Using his past against him M.D. is convinced to go to prison to complete a mission for the people in charge of him. Once his mission is completed at the prison the government officials abandon M.D. and he has to figure out what his next steps are and how he is going to make others pay for what had been done to his family.

The story is told through a third person omniscient narrator which I hardly read. If I have read through this perspective I hardly ever notice but I couldn’t help and take note of the narration type when reading this. I felt that this type of narration took away from the story and really left no mystery when I was looking for some kind of mystery.

During his time in jail there is a shift in his attitude toward others and towards life and this is when things really get interesting. I was hesitant to really get attached to any of the characters because from the beginning things look bleak for everyone in M.D.’s life. It was hard not to like some characters that M.D. interacts with due to their humorous or innocent nature.

I was ready to put this book down and call it a defeat but halfway through the book I knew that I had to finish it. While I couldn’t really follow along with which characters were bad and which weren’t I wanted to know what happened to M.D. and the people who were important to him. I needed to know if he got justice and how so I continued reading on. I was honestly surprised that I finished over 100 pages in this book in one sitting because of the feelings I had when I first opened it but I am glad that I finished it.

There is a bit of a cliffhanger in my opinion but it really lets you as a reader kind of decide what’s next for the characters. I find that sometimes it is better to let the reader imagine what’s next versus giving you one ending when there are multiple possibilities.

It actually wasn’t until after I finished reading this book and was posting my review on goodreads that I found out that this book was part of a series. So something else I felt needed to be pointed out in my review is that this book can be read without having read caged warrior. I think it is a great stand alone book but if you want more background on the character I do suggest you read caged warrior before diving into this book.

I recommend this to anyone who enjoys reading about conspiracy theories, government corruptness, and gangs. It was a nice change of tone from the romantic YA novels that I’ve been reading.

About the Book: After placing teenage mixed martial arts phenom McCutcheon Daniels and his mother and sister in the Witness Relocation Program,the FBI comes to realize they have a unique asset on their hands. Recruited to help the FBI, McCutcheon finds himself hunting bad guys. But when he discovers that the notorious Priests have targeted Kaitlyn-the girl he loves and was forced to leave behind-as a way to seek revenge on the Daniels family, MD convinces the FBI to send him right into the belly of the beast: Jenkells State Penitentiary where the mob boss of Detroit is serving time. Yet in his universe where up is down, McCutcheon ends up disavowed by the government and left to rot in one of America’s most notorious prisons. It’s there here connects with his father and discovers the truth about his circumstances. McCutcheon, a trained urban warrior, escapes and sets out for revenge on those who betrayed him and his family. 

About the Author: Alan Lawrence Sitomer is a California Teacher of the Year award winner and the founder of The Writer’s Success Academy. In addition to having been an inner-city high school English teacher and former professor in the Graduate School Of Education at Loyola Marymount University, Mr. Sitomer is a nationally renowned keynote speaker who specializes in engaging underperforming students. To date, Mr. Sitomer has authored 16 books with works ranging from hard-hitting YA novels like CAGED WARRIOR, HOMEBOYZ, THE HOOPSTER and HIP-HOP HIGH SCHOOL to humorous and warm children’s picture books such as DADDIES DO IT DIFFERENT and DADDY’S ZIGZAGGING BEDTIME STORY. Alan lives in Los Angeles where he just finished writing the movie script adaptation for his novel CAGED WARRIOR.

About the Book and About the Author borrowed from Goodreads.

If you would like to read this book you can find it at
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RY6YYDC/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 or look for it at your local library.

Am I Ugly? Book Review

Am I Ugly? by Michelle Elman Audiobook

5 out of 5 stars

“As a female, anger was never an appropriate emotion, and I was taught to feel guilt around that anger. Guilt was digestible, more feminine, easier to control and manage, after all.” 

I have followed Michelle Elman for a while on Instagram and she was one of the first people who taught me about body positivity. It wouldn’t be fair to not give you a little bit about how this movement changed my life and my perspective on my body. As far as I can remember I’ve had red bumps all along my body and have gone through so many products trying to scrub them off myself because they “looked ugly” until a dermatologist finally said it’s keratosis pilaris and nothing you do is going to help. It was around that time I came across the body positivity community on instagram and started my journey to loving my body and embracing all aspects of it.

I had read other body positivity books before and they were helpful so when I saw that Michelle Elman had written a book I knew I had to read it. She was the first body positivity account with someone who had scars that I knew about. I had already learned to love my body’s size but couldn’t get over loving the skin condition that I had been told my whole life to figure out how to get rid of. Through following her I found others in the body positivity community who taught me to love my body, skin condition and all so I knew I had to read her book.

I had been keeping an eye on my public library’s book selection for a while hoping they would one day have access to her book. I would’ve bought it but I didn’t have the funds to purchase it so I cried when I saw that Hoopla had finally received it. I had wanted to read this book since I knew that it came out.

Michelle Elman tells you the story of her life through many hospital visits and her journey towards loving her body. Having known about her before kind of changes the way I read her book in a positive manner. Since I had been following her I loved learning intricate aspects of her life and learning more about what she shares on instagram. I found it fascinating, and her journey was relatable while still being her own.

I love how she discusses the ways that media and others had an impact on how she viewed her body. Rather than skirting around some of the difficult issues such as eating disorders, mental illness, and medical problems she addresses them head on. She tells you her feelings that surround these issues and how they impact her life and her relationships with others. I love how she talks about her experiences in boarding school and how others treated her for her surgeries and her weight.

I love the advice that she gives in her epilogue because I think we sometimes forget that our body positivity journey is our own and no one else. I love that she reminds us of that and reminds us not to compare our bodies with others and not to compare our progress to anyone else.

I decided to listen to this on audiobook since it was the only way I could gain access to it but I was a bit wary about it. You see, I hardly ever listen to audiobooks because I find it hard to keep track of the story line but the narrator of this book is great to listen to. The narrator fits the story quite well and doesn’t take away from the book or the story being told. This was something I was able to listen to on my commute to places and as I was doing other things at home.

I recommend this book to anyone who is struggling with their body image and others who want to learn about body positivity.

About the Book: In today’s world of supplements, celebrity diets and social media, it’s very easy to be hard on ourselves about the way we look. With all this pressure to strive for ‘perfection’ aesthetically, it is easy to forget how damaging this can be psychologically. Michelle Elman is a leading part of the body positivity movement that has been gathering momentum to liberate people from these unrealistic standards, recognize that all bodies are equally valuable and broaden the billboard definitions of beauty.

Am I Ugly? is this inspiring woman’s compelling and deeply personal memoir that describes her childhood experiences of life-threatening health problems, long stays in hospital and fifteen complex surgeries that left her scarred, both mentally and physically. The narrative follows Michelle’s journey from illness to health, and from childhood to adulthood as she deals with her body-confidence issues to embrace both her scars and her body – and help others to do the same. This remarkable book grapples with the wider implications of Michelle’s experiences and the complex interplay between beauty and illness.

About the Author: Michelle Elman is a body-positive activist and 5-board accredited body-confidence coach. She has amassed 170k followers on Instagram across two accounts (@scarrednotscared and @bodypositivememes). She is a guest contributor to popular Youtuber Hannah Witton’s successful Young Adult book DOING IT; contributed to the recent bestseller BODY POSITIVE POWER; has appeared on Sky News, BBC Radio London, Channel 5 News, LBC and also runs the Body Positive Book Club. Her TedX talk “Have You Hated Your Body Enough Today?” has been viewed over 30k times and Women’s Health recently named her as one of the five women changing the game when it comes to body image in the UK.

About the book and about the author borrowed from Goodreads.

If you would like to read this book you can find it at
https://www.amazon.com/Am-Ugly-Michelle-Elman-author/dp/1788541847/ref=asc_df_1788541847/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312674999652&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3376528962063734623&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9030930&hvtargid=pla-680770979032&psc=1 or look for it at your local library.