Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine!
Release Date: October 6th
A bright, popular, and overweight seventeen-year-old is offered the chance to have weight-loss surgery. She doesn’t want the procedure, but when it comes with the promise of tuition to the college of her dreams, she is forced to reconsider it—and everything she previously believed about herself.
50 pounds for a trip to Disneyland. 75 pounds for a shopping trip in Paris. 80 pounds for a new car.
Every year on her birthday, Ashley Perkins gets a card from her grandmother—a card that always contains a promise: lose enough weight, and I will buy your happiness.
Ashley is content with her body as it is. But she falters when Grandmother offers the one thing she’s always wanted: tuition to Harvard University, in exchange for undergoing weight-loss surgery. What’s a girl to do when the reflection in her mirror seems to bother everyone...but her?
The frank discussion of body image, and the author’s first-hand experience living through weight-loss surgery, make for a liberating read—a tale of one girl, who knows that weight is just a number, and that no one is completely perfect.