I am reviewing this book for the Eclectic Reader Challenge 2012 (Young Adult).
This was one of the books I read for my Young Adult Literature class last semester.
Summary from Goodreads: Cat is smart, sassy, and funny—but thin, she’s not. Until her class science project. That’s when she winds up doing an experiment—on herself. Before she knows it, Cat is living and eating like the hominids, our earliest human ancestors. True, no chips or TV is a bummer and no car is a pain, but healthful eating and walking everywhere do have their benefits. As the pounds drop off, the guys pile on. All this newfound male attention is enough to drive a girl crazy! If only she weren’t too busy hating Matt McKinney to notice. This funny and thoughtful novel explores how girls feel about their bodies, and the ways they can best take care of their most precious resource: themselves.
Verdict: 4 out of 5 stars. I enjoyed reading this book and I think it put a positive spin on being healthy and losing weight. However, I was disappointed that at the end the basic moral of the story is you have to be skinny to be happy.