I received, Just me, the Sink & the Pot by Sudesna Ghosh as a review copy from the author. This book is the story of Pamela, a teenager who is not so slim, is the daughter of two foodies, one American and one Bengali. Her sister, Mona, does not like her and she wants to make friends, but the slim teenagers don’t want to be her friends. She wants a boyfriend, but somehow… The only person who really loves her is her father and the only people she considers her family are her stuffed toys.
Meet Pamela, an overweight girl who’s looking back at her school days. From longing for a Valentine to dealing with a sibling who hates her, Pamela has a lot to deal with. She even has a special bunch of friends at home who she can turn to – but they aren’t the kind of friends you’d expect. Life sucks when you’re fat. Can Pamela ever be happy?
The simple story has been written in first person from Pamela’s point of view. She hates her appearance and the story revolves around her being ‘not so slim’. It is like going through her diary. It mentions what she faces at home and at school because of people today being obsessed with thinness.
The story has been written in simple English which is easy to follow and Pamela is the sweet girl next door, a teenager who wants everything that a teenager could want, friends, boyfriends, a valentine…And when she does not get these things, she starts hating her appearance.
The conversations between Pamela and her soft toys are like the ones we have with ourselves when we are upset about something and want to rant. Whenever she is upset, she cries alone in the bathroom.
I plan to give this book to my daughter to read, she is a teenager and would relate to some of the stuff.
Loved the book.
Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy of the book from the author in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.