Imagine a world where music, art, and books were banned and you were held accountable for every calorie, every cell of fat. There was an ideal, and if you didn’t measure up you were forced push yourself beyond your limits until you did, and even then it wouldn’t end. Maggie wasn’t ideal, she was fat. But Mr Pratt had taken a special interest in her. He thought she was different, special. No matter what they did she refused to lose weight. Sometimes, to his dismay, she even gained. He would make her compliant, but doing so seemed to come with a price, and she was determined to escape this hell before he could succeed, but to do so she first had to conform.
I wasn’t sure about this book when I picked it up. It’s not something I would normally read, and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. The writing style is good, offering enough description to stimulate the reader’s own imagination. I would certainly be open to reading more of this author’s work in the future, I was captivated beginning to end.