Renee Conoulty: Don't Call Me Kit Kat by K.J. Farnham


Friday, 5 June 2015

Don't Call Me Kit Kat by K.J. Farnham

Junior high is where things really start to happen. Cliques form and break apart. Couples are made and destroyed. And a reputation is solidified that you won’t ever be able to escape. Everything you do and say, and everyone you spend your time with, matters.

Katie Mills knows that. She gets it. That’s why she tried so hard to get in with the cool girls at school. And why she was so devastated when those efforts found her detained for shoplifting and laughed out of cheer squad tryouts.

But Katie has more to worry about than just fitting in. Her parents are divorced and always fighting. Her sister never has time for her. And her friends all seem to be drifting apart. Even worse? The boy she has a crush on is dating the mean girl at school.

Everything is a mess, and Katie doesn’t feel like she has control over any of it. Certainly not over her weight, which has always topped out at slightly pudgier than normal—at least, according to her mother.

So when she happens to catch one of the popular girls throwing up in the bathroom one day, it sparks an idea. A match that quickly engulfs her life in flames.

Is there any going back once she gets started down this path?

And would she even want to if she could?

Hey! Here's my review.

Don't Call Me Kit Kat takes you right inside the mind of 13 year old Katie. I was emotionally engaged, able to empathise with Katie and understand why she made some terrible decisions. I just wanted to reach out, wrap my arms around Katie and show her some unconditional love. 

This novel explores some difficult topics such as underage drinking, bullying, mental health and eating disorders. It is entertaining, heart wrenching fiction as well as a great resource to understand more about eating disorders than you find in a leaflet. 

  • Where: Giveaway
  • Format: ebook
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  1. This sounds like an interesting book but also one that could be tough to read. It's nice to know that you were able to connect with the character. Sometimes when I read a book and the MC is really young I have a hard time connecting with them.

    1. I related more than I expected to, probably more from a motherly perspective though.