No Weigh! A Teen’s Guide to Positive Body Image, Food, and Emotional Wisdom – Book Review

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No Weigh!! by Signe Darpinian, Wendy Sterling, and Shelley Aggarwal
Expected publication by Jessica Kingsley Publishers on July 19, 2018
Genres: Teens & YA, Non-fiction, Lifestyle
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This workbook has everything you need to achieve connected eating, body positivity and balanced exercise. It will help you stay well informed about how bodies change emotionally and physically in the teen years, and why good nutrition is critical for growth and development. It debunks any myths about diets and ‘forbidden’ foods and also gives you the tools and strategies to avoid potential triggers of disordered eating.

No Weigh!! A Teen’s Guide to Positive Body Image, Food, and Emotional Wisdom will help you develop a lifelong healthy relationship with your food! We eat every day, so why not eat with pleasure, joy and happiness?

As both a teen (for one more year at least) and someone who has struggled with body image, food, and emotions, I found this book to be wonderful. It was short, easy to understand, and loaded with helpful advice that I wish I had gotten when I was just beginning my teenage years.

No Weigh! broke down body image, food, and emotion to find where struggles with these subjects come from. Not only did it break these things down scientifically, but it gave both specific and generalized examples to help the reader understand the point the authors are trying to get across.

This book also gave a lot of exercises for the reader to do to help deal with some of the struggles that come along with being a teen. These give the reader a real life way to begin dealing with issues in a positive and constructive way.

I honestly think that this book is going to be able to help a lot of people, and what is amazing about it is it is not geared towards a certain gender or age: it is all inclusive. Give it to any teen and they will come out of reading it with new skills to help them through navigating the teen years.

I am going to give No Weigh! five out of five hearts.

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Book Reivew- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
Published by Penguin Books on August 25, 1977
Genres: Classics, Fiction, Literature, Psychology
Pages: 320
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Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately shattering, Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is the seminal novel of the 1960s that has left an indelible mark on the literature of our time. Here is the unforgettable story of a mental ward and its inhabitants, especially the tyrannical Big Nurse Ratched and Randle Patrick McMurphy, the brawling, fun-loving new inmate who resolves to oppose her. We see the struggle through the eyes of Chief Bromden, the seemingly mute half-Indian patient who witnesses and understands McMurphy’s heroic attempt to do battle with the awesome powers that keep them all imprisoned.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was definitely an interesting read. It was a bit out of my comfort zone when it comes to books, so I wasn’t very surprised when I didn’t end up liking it that much.

The book was split up into four parts that were sort of like very long chapters. The first part was very confusing, and I didn’t know what was happening for most of the time. The narrator, Chief Bromden, was not easy to understand, which I think is kind of the point, but I found it more annoying than anything.

After the first part was over, the book started getting a lot more interesting, and I began to enjoy it more. The plot started to pick up and the characters began to differentiate and become their own people.

The end was a bit disappointing, and I wish I got a bit more of an explanation of what happens. Overall, the book was not bad, but I don’t think I am going to be reading it again any time soon. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes classics, and has time to sit down and spend some good time reading.

I am going to give One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest three out of five hearts.

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