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REVIEW: JUST A FEW INCHES by Tara St. Pierre

JUST A FEW INCHES

Author: Tara St. Pierre
Source: Digital Copy via the Author
Publisher: Createspace
Publication Date: May 31, 2015
Rating: 3/5 stars

Summary:
All Carrie Roberts wants is to be a little bit smaller.

To fit into the perfect dress for the Valentine’s Day Dance. To look beautiful for her boyfriend, the school’s star basketball player. To keep his jealous ex-girlfriend, a rival cheerleader, away from him. And to be noticed by her classmates.

Exercising and dieting don’t work, but an advertisement for weight loss pills promises a quicker solution to her problem. As time runs out, she takes more than the recommended dose until she’s just a few inches slimmer. Heads turn when she arrives at the dance, and the wonderful night with her boyfriend is beyond what she dreamed it would be.

Days later, Carrie discovers that her body is changing in ways that should be impossible. While her doctor searches for a cure, she desperately turns to her friends and family for support. Everyone is noticing her now whether she likes it or not, and even the media is intrigued by her incredible story. Getting everything she once wanted has created new problems—problems that are growing more terrifying every day.

Because Carrie Roberts is shrinking.

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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I liked this one and the message. Girls shouldn't worry about their size or trying to lose a few pounds or waist inches. And that's awesome. I totally, 100% agree. There is way too much pressure from society for females to look a certain way. I also really liked that we saw how Carrie's family and friends were affected and reacting to her predicament. It gave the book a fullness to have reactions and commentary from everyone who was even remotely involved in Carrie's life to feel the effects of her problem.

However, I would have really liked this one to have been half the page length. There was way too much of Carrie's mundane life and not enough of the situation or trying to solve the problem. I liked that she was still able to DO things while searching for a cure or a reversal but it felt like too much. And it seemed weird that she was allowed out of the house or at least not under constant supervision when she got extremely tiny. I honestly feel like once they figured out she was shrinking, they would have been monitoring her every second of every day. Let's be real.

I don't have much more to say about this one. I liked it and I do recommend it. Just prepare yourself for a super long book.

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