Rosemary is sweet, funny, and is always helping out at her mom's beauty salon in her small town of Spring Hill, Tennessee. She isn't happy with herself, though- she wants to drop some of her 190 pounds. When a regular customer and friend has a heart attack related to obesity, Rosemary starts getting drastic in her efforts. Throughout the book, she attempts to lose weight in both unhealthy and healthy ways, which was realistic. She also helps other people deal with other addictive behavior, ranging from alcohol to perfectionism.
Rosemary's life is filled with women - the only male character in the book is her love interest. Her family consists of her mom, aunt and grandmother. Despite this weird coincidence that seems a little too scripted, the characters in this book are humorously realistic, and I thought this was a great book on self-image and battling weight loss, especially for young adults. I also thought it was so spot-on in its depiction of American southerners- it reminded me so much of my extended family. I especially love the friendship between Rosie and Kay-Kay, one of the most beautiful girls at school.
This book was released today on Amazon!