Review: Faded Denim: Color Me Trapped by Melody Carlson
Title: Faded Denim: Color Me Scarred Author: Melody Carlson Series: True Colors #9 Format: Paperback Release Date: June 15, 2006 Genre(s): YA, Realistic Fiction, Christian Fiction
All of Emily's friends seem so perfect: skinny and pretty and fun and flirty. Emily loathes her slightly overweight body, and as her secret bitterness begins to eat away at her soul, she faces the dark prospect of developing an eating disorder.
This ninth book in the TrueColor teen fiction series, Faded Denim takes a serious look at the important issues of body image and eating disorders. Includes discussion questions.
Plot: Emily isn't the thinnest person in the world. But honestly, she doesn't care. Well, that is, until her best friend starts trying to be a model. She's dragged along to fashion shows, shopping trips, and even a modeling camp. There she learns tips and tricks on how to lose weight. Of course, it's not the healthy way...
Character(s): Emily- She starts out as a girl who is a little insecure but doesn't really mind her extra weight. She rolls her eyes when her dad comments on her eating rather than getting offended. But throughout the book she starts to hate herself more and more until she can't even stand it. Her entire character changed.
Cover: All the covers of these books have the same basic theme. The only difference is the girl looks different and the color is different. I actually like the simplicity of it. Especially because there are so many.
Closing Thoughts: I'm only giving this book a two out of four unfortunately. I liked it a lot and it definitely was relateable and had good themes. But I've been reading a lot of realistic books like this (such as Wintergirls) and it wasn't anything special. It was good and I enjoyed reading it, but it definitely wasn't a page turner.