Reviews tagging 'Fatphobia'

Savvy Sheldon Feels Good as Hell by Taj McCoy

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kellyskubic's review against another edition

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hopeful medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.5


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shereadytoread's review against another edition

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inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

This was a fun read but gets repetitive at times due to the fitness scenes. I think that could have been better spent on more romance based scenes or general character building. 

I also thought there would be a bigger payoff with the ex who continues to appear but that is tossed aside at some point. 

I really enjoyed the food aspects, as well as the family and friendship dynamics. Saavy herself I felt wasn’t the most striking MC and the larger friend group and family connections I found more interested than her specifically. 

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brttny_anne's review against another edition

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I am trying to have a healthier relationship with food without shame or negativity.  This did not have that this is diet culture porn. 

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livetgjennomb_ker's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

Savvy Sheldon is unfortunately not my cup of tea. 

Her lack of confidence and both the internalised and external fatphobia she faces is ridiculous; and as such she came across as grating as opposed to charming. 

I liked her friends, though. 

🌶️/5

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kayleigh_reads_romance's review against another edition

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3.0

 
NO THIRD ACT BREAK UP!!!
 

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fromtheshelf's review against another edition

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inspiring reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0


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levesc17's review against another edition

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emotional funny lighthearted sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.75

Foodies will love this book! 

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ericalane's review against another edition

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I have this tagged as fat rep, and wasn’t surprised to see the fatphobia cw’s, because I thought it was something dealt with in a more positive light. But, that’s not the case. The constant working out/meal prepping/“cheat meals”…it was too much. DNFing for now. May try to finish, but this was difficult to get through. 

It’s one thing to go through a breakup and have a “revenge makeover” but the revenge bod into immediate intense working out? It doesn’t read as fat rep, imo. It’s more fitspo. 

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raisinglebarre's review against another edition

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funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.5

This was the perfect lighthearted read. I really appreciate how strong and healthy friendships was such a big part of this book. I cackled multiple times because it felt so relatable and there were many times I could see some of my friends doing and saying the same things. Even though it's a romance, this book is truly a testament to the importance of having great friends as an adult. 
 



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eevacasey's review against another edition

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Diet culture, revenge body, jokes about unhoused people

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