#BookReview: Bon Bons To Yoga Pants by Katie Cross

Reviewer: Samantha

bon bons to yoga pantsSummary:

Lexie Greene has always had such a pretty face.

Unfortunately, that’s where it seemed to stop. She’s grown up hearing her Mother constantly remind her that she needs to lose weight. And twenty-two-year-old Lexie knows she’s overweight.

With her younger sister’s wedding on the horizon and a crush to stalk on Facebook, Lexie’s had enough. She gives up her constant daydreams about food and joins a dieting group. As the pounds melt away at the gym, she finds that life on the other side of junk food isn’t what she thought.

Bon Bons to Yoga Pants is an inspirational hit about a girl coming to terms with herself, and her past, all while navigating a world of food and fitness.

Review:

Bon Bons to Yoga Pants by Katie Cross brings us book one in the Health & Happiness Society series, and it starts off following Lexie Greene. Lexie has always struggled with her weight, overeats to cope with stress in her life, and has become immune to hearing she has a pretty face and her mother’s urges to lose weight. At twenty-two years old and on the cusp of meeting her online crush for the first time at her sister’s upcoming nuptials, Lexie gets inspired to slim down, change her look, and be good enough to meet Bradley. She joins the Health & Happiness Society and finds encouragement to go to the gym and count her calories, but of course, it’s never that easy. Lexie struggles to watch the pounds get lower on the scale, binge eats after a stressful day, and finds the gym to be humiliating. But she is determined to be good enough, pretty enough and thin enough to meet Bradley, so she continues on her quest to being a better Lexie.

Bon Bons to Yoga Pants truly fascinated me because it was more than just reading a story, it was taking a journey – and a very personal one at that – with Lexie. Katie Cross did a fantastic job at bringing me into Lexie’s world, to understand that when we first met our main character that she truly believed being beautiful translated to being thin. It was really quite moving to see her get more confident not only as she lost weight, but as she understood there was so much more to being a beautiful person than just what pant size she wore. An added benefit in my opinion was the little health lessons I learned myself along the way about eating clean. I am very excited to read more from this series, and I highly recommend.

5 stars

 

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