This Book Isn’t Fat, It’s Fabulous by Nina Beck
Riley Swain has a fabulous life she has money, sophisticated friends, and lives in New York. However, Riley has a secret crush on D her best friend who is British and looks hot in a kimono. In her quest to get D’s attention Riley kisses her best friend’s crush and flirts with all the boys in school. Just when things are starting to heat up between Riley and D, Riley’s soon to be step-mom sends her to New Horizons, a fat camp. Riley is embarrassed about going to fat camp and tells her friends she’s going to a spa retreat with her family. At New Horizons Riley meets Eric a hottie who adores red nail polish. However, Eric is son of the New Horizons director who turns out to be Riley’s arch-nemesis. In the end, Riley must choose between her long time crush or Eric who absolutely adores her.
This Book Isn’t Fat, It’s Fabulous was an easy chick-lit read. It’s a cross between Bridget Jone’s Diary and Gossip Girl minus the explicit sex. Riley is a lively and witty teen heroine who is not stereotypically perfect. She’s able to recognize her flaws and go with them or fix them when confronted with the truth. However, I had a hard time believing that a sixteen year old would have romantic dreams about Colin Firth.(I guess this was where the Pride and Prejudice similarities with Bridget Jone’s Diary fit in. Zac Effron of course even Johnny Depp, but Colin Firth was little creepy considering he’s almost fifty.)