RATING – 4.5/5
BOOK: Sick Of Being Healthy AUTHOR: Monisha K Gumber
PUBLISHER: Leadstart Corp
PRICE: Rs 175
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Inspired by Archie comics, Wimpy Kids, and Chetan Bhagat, and forced by her husband, Monisha had no choice but to write this book - Sick of Being Healthy. Despite being an ardent fan Ayn Rand when she was a teenager, (talk about regression), she decided to produce something that would not only be fun but also teaches kids about life. Talking about kids, when she was barely six she won her first National-level drawing competition and then many more followed till she gave up participating. Just as an act of rebellion. Against nothing in particular. When she was in high school, she served as Editor of her school magazine. And that's about all the credentials she has when it comes to writing. No articles in newspapers and no publications of her own. Yes - excellent at making proposals and PowerPoint presentations. That is the reason her husband forced her to come up with this!
However, like all good Indian students, Monisha went on to get an MBA and has fifteen years of corporate experience. She now works for a leading management consulting company. She is married with two kids and lives in Bahrain. She is passionate about alternative healing and genuinely wishes true health and wisdom for all.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Tara, a young teenager is blessed with a little bit too much of health for her own good. Desperate to get the guy of her dreams, she ends up playing a very dangerous game - a game that could cost her friendship, her peace of mind and even her life! Actually, that's an exaggeration but yes, she does make some serious blunders in her quest for a perfect body to impress her own true love. Can she do it and is it all really worth it?
Welcome to her world and discover her inspiring real journey towards real health and happiness, meet her stunning high achiever best friends and her parents who never seem to be satisfied. Let down by her own sister and under constant pressure to do well in studies, she learns how to fight her confidence and self-esteem issues and emerge a winner in the end.
"Dear God, please can you make me Skinny? Because being GOOD, being KIND, being SMART is NOT ENOUGH!!" - Every Insecure Girl
Sick Of Being Healthy is an outstanding and super engaging read for every teenager. It consists of various twist and turns and lots of emotions which we all witness in our teenage. The book is basically written for the Young Teenage Girls but you are going to love it regardless of your age.
Starting with the plot, it is effectively designed with inspiring and motivating events in each chapter. On the other hand, the story is very strong and impactful. It revolves around the life of a teenage girl and her ultimate discovery of self-confidence and self-love.
This book will no doubt serve its purpose at its best, which is to motivate teenagers to start believing in themselves. It also contains impressive sketches related to the story, which gives you an idea about the situation and characters physical appearance. I really liked this idea and I believe it worked as an icing on the cake.
Now talking about the characters, the entire story revolves around a handful of them. Each and every character in the story has a unique personality and the characterization is at its best. The language used in the book is very simple and will help you indulge yourself in the story.
The author despite being an adult has portrayed the story from the perspective of a teenager which is amazing. She also has good imagination power which is beautifully presented in the form of her book. Her good sense of humor will entertain you to the core.
I also liked the cover of the book, which is very bright and quirky and totally reflects the teenage phase. Overall, I loved this book and I believe that every teenager must read it once in their teenage. It's a MUST READ! So, go ahead and buy this book from Amazon now!