Lenni Reviews: “Eat, and Love Yourself” by Sweeney Boo & Lilian Klepakowsky

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*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review.

Mindy has low self-esteem and a problem with stress eating. Stuck in a destructive binge/purge cycle, she happens upon some magic chocolate that transports her into the past to relive the sources and triggers to her lack of confidence, bulimia, and her unhealthy relationship with her body. As she deals with her traumas, Mindy slowly unlearns her destructive behaviors.

I love the art and the color palette in this book. Very soothing and stylized to make it unique. Mindy is a good character and watching her deal with her friends and family as she finally makes her feelings known and comes to terms with them is a sweet story. I like that her parents weren’t super abusive; it more like those microaggressions that pile up and hit harder because they’re coming from people you love. Her father was critical and her mom was overindulging but they weren’t beating her or anything (thank goodness). It shows how such abuses don’t have to be over the top evil to have a lasting impact on a person’s life. I thought the use of the chocolate was cute! Not a bad read. 4.7 out of 5.

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One thought on “Lenni Reviews: “Eat, and Love Yourself” by Sweeney Boo & Lilian Klepakowsky

  1. I’m interested in reading this book but I’m not serious enough to buy a copy, so I’m hoping it will become available at the library eventually. I grew up with my mom fat-shaming herself so that’s part of what made being overweight so hard for me.

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