“I don’t want to go,” she told her mom for the fifth time. But her mother didn’t understand. “What’s the big deal?” She shrugged and left. Preeya wished she could tell her what the big deal was without bursting into tears. She had tried telling her friend at school. But her friend was a size six so she just didn’t get it. Trying on nice clothes and feeling uglier than usual in a trial room wasn’t any fun.
She wanted a boyfriend like the popular girls in class always had one. But who’d like her? “I’m so fat and ugly,” she told herself every time she dared to have a crush. Her sister told her to just go and say, “I like you.” But how could she? Sometimes she wondered if she hated herself. And sometimes she answered with a yes.
“The annual swimming competition will be next Monday,” announced the teacher. Rita’s heart started pounding. She needed to get sick by Monday. She couldn’t bear to see the other girls looking so nice when a swimsuit would make her look like a big hippo. But mother would be angry – five years of swimming lessons gone to waste, she would say. Rita wanted to run away.
The mirror was her enemy. She looked at it rarely. Tonight, she promised to look at her face because people said she was pretty. But she would try not to look below the neck. So she did just that until her sister remarked, “Isn’t that dress too short for you?” She looked down and cringed. Life would be so much easier if she looked like the other girls.
So Book 3 is available on ALL Amazon sites 🙂
Hope it spreads the message that I want it to.
Book 3 is on its way to you. It’s called Just me, the Sink & the Pot. Inspired by my own experiences as an overweight child and teenager, this novella will take you through one girl’s school days. From being fat shamed to wishing for a Valentine, you’ll experience the terrible teens. My first book, What Would I Tell Her @ 13 was another reason I decided that Just me, the Sink & the Pot MUST reach readers. Young girls, parents of overweight daughters, educators – my protagonist’s story will make you feel. It’ll make you laugh and cry and hopefully inspire you to make sure that no young woman feels inferior to others around her.
Available on Amazon soon.
She didn’t like dolls or Barbies. They weren’t as cool as those remote control cars that her brother had. So she asked her parents for one. They gave her a bright pink car. She hated it. The next day her parents found her playing with her brother’s blue one instead. Plus, he seemed happy with her pink one.