Hello lovelies, I hope you are well.
It’s Wednesday again and I don’t know about you guys but I feel like this week has flown by. I have still been in work and doing some from home in preparation for next week when we are back to online learning. I did however give myself the four days of bank holiday to be work free and switch off.
I have been looking for some new books to read when I happened up Kirsty Leanne’s (blog here) list of Body Positivity reads on her Tik Tok. So looking through them I decided on No Big Deal by Bethany Rutter
So I know I don’t normally review books on my blog but this is one that I just had to mention. I started this book on Monday morning thinking I could read whilst as work on my dinners. I finished it in a day. I have never read a book in a day ever.
ABOOUT THE AUTHOR
Bethany Rutter is an fabulous social editor for Navibi Fashion, influencer and author. She also has an amazing Instagram page where you can see how fabulously stylish and down to earth she is!
SO WHATS IT ABOUT?
Emily knows she’s smart. Emily knows she’s funny. Emily knows she’s awesome. Emily knows she’s fat. She doesn’t need anyone to tell her any of these things – she likes herself and she likes her body. She just thinks it’s time everyone else caught up. With a newly-slim bestie, a mum knee-deep in fad diets and increasing pressure to change, Emily faces a constant battle to be her true self. But when she meets gorgeous Joe, things start to change. Somehow, she’s going to have to convince everyone, including herself, that it’s no big deal. *Taken from the blurb
WHAT DID I THINK?
This book is aimed at 12 to 16 year olds but honestly its a perfect read for any girl or woman who has ever felt like ‘the big one’ of your group of friends. I have never related to a character more than what I did to Emily. I remember being that girl and feeling like I should be grateful if someone showed an interest. I know that I stayed in past relationships longer than I should have because I was worried no one else would see what a catch I am.
For any young girl growing up this book will help them so much in understanding that they don’t need to conform to what society deems normal. I know from being around you adults through work; there are so many that would have benefited from reading this story.
It has a song for each chapter which I know would make an amazing playlist, and I just kept wanting to read the next chapter to see what happened to her.
When you have read this book (which you absolutely should) Bethany Rutter has a new book coming out ‘Melt my Heart’ in July and I have already pre ordered it ready and I cannot wait to give it a read.