Skinny by Donna Cooner
Reviewed 2 April 2015
5 / 5 Stars!!
Find your voice.
Hopeless. Freak. Elephant. Pitiful. These are the words of Skinny, the vicious voice that lives inside fifteen-year-old Ever Davies’s head. Skinny tells Ever all the dark thoughts her classmates have about her. Ever knows she weighs over three hundred pounds, knows she’ll probably never be loved, and Skinny makes sure she never forgets it.
But there is another voice: Ever’s singing voice, which is beautiful but has been silenced by Skinny. Partly in the hopes of trying out for the school musical—and partly to try and save her own life—Ever decides to undergo a risky surgery that may help her lose weight and start over.
With the support of her best friend, Ever begins the uphill battle toward change. But demons, she finds, are not so easy to shake, not even as she sheds pounds. Because Skinny is still around. And Ever will have to confront that voice before she can truly find her own.
Skinny was amazing. As someone who never lived through an experience like Ever’s, Cooner painted a picture for me that made me believe I was living through it. The story was incredibly amazing and you could definitely hear the personal experiences from Cooner woven in through out the book. I won’t spoil anything but the ending was perfect. I enjoyed every page of this book and it was something different from my typical fantasy reads. This was real and it meant something. It made me empathic in all the right places and I understood Ever and where she was coming from. This was real. This was amazing. This was perfect.
This was a great read. It gave so much insight to a lifestyle that so many of us don’t understand. I am so grateful I read this and absolutely recommend it.