Review of SICK OF BEING HEALTHY by Monisha K Gumber

Title :  Sick of Being Healthy

Author : Monisha K Gumber

No. Of pages : 164

Price : Rs. 175 /-

Publishers : Leadstart publishing

Blurb : 

“Tara, a young teenager is blessed with a little bit too much of health for her own good. Desperate to get the guy of her dreams, she ends up playing a very dangerous game- a game that could cost her friendship, her peace of mind and even her life ! Actually that’s an exaggeration but yes, she does make some serious blunders in her quest for a perfect body to impress her one true love. Can she do it an d is it all really worth it? 

Welcome to her world and discover her inspiring journey towards real health and happiness, meet her stunning high achiever best friends and her parents who never seem to be satisfied. Let down by her own sister and under constant pressure to do well in studies, she learns how to fight her confidence and self-esteem issues and emerge a winner in the end.”

Review : 

This book is all about the life of a teenage girl, Tara Kapoor who is a bit fat for her age. And the book further moves on how she tries hard to look better like her friends, Dolly and Megha. She suffers mentally when her close friend Dolly starts dating her die-hard crush, Karan, who doesn’t even know Tara’s existence. Meanwhile, her school announces the much waited Prom Night event and so Tara plans to impress Karan that night. So she starts following 4 week diet plan to make her body fit. But unfortunately she becomes weak and was diagnosed with bulimia. Aftermath of the illness, she realises that being fat is not an embarrassment and she starts loving herself forgetting her crush. But later on, her Didi’s dirty secret and the prom events pressurise her and the book concludes on how she overcame everything and starts believing that nothing is impossible for her she tries hard.

The life of a teenage girl is summed up in just 159 pages. And the author has covered every issues, a girl undergoes in her teens like hormonal changes, friendship, crush, jealous, loneliness , hating our ownself and etc. The simple words with pictures makes the reading easy and also the first person narration helps us to travel along with the author throughout the book. The author has  described about the social issues and also the pages on sex education and the advice of mom to her daughter makes us realise the necessity of them in this modern world. Also the author stamps that in the pursuit of fulfilling parents wishes, children are losing their innocent childhood. The author gets hold of the readers, even from the beginning with her witty narration and introduction. She has made the book, an easy and must read with her casual and friendly narration. Also the author concludes with a note to every girls and gives us a refreshment. After reading this book, you will start loving yourself for sure.

My view :

This book is aimed at every teen girls and it is also a must read which depicts our real life. But it infuses a question in me of how can a girl of 14 years gets into a relationship and also breaks up because her partner demands physical intimacy (though it is common now-a-days, the author could have avoided this track of Dolly). The cover page could have been better but the presentation and the plot overcomes these mistakes. This book can be finished in a single sit.

Verdict : An inspiring and must read for all girls.

Rating :

Cover : 3.5 / 5

Plot : 4.5 / 5

Narration : 4 / 5

Editing : 4 / 5

Overall ratings : 4 / 5

Amazon link :

Thanks for reading…

The above review is just what I thought and felt by heart, your views might vary from mine.


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