He had a crush on Rosemary, and vice versa. But, when her mother is diagnosed with cancer, it becomes a different ball game. I don't love that she is dieting in a way that is dangerous and risky, consuming nothing but the liquid Pounds Away and seeming to escape the serious side effects that such drastic action could have in real life. Bookshelves is only one of many features at OnlineBookClub. Especially as her mom and aunt become more and more secretive.
Their words were encouraging, even kind, just enough to keep me going. I still love going to the beauty shop! When an adorable, popular guy from school begins showing interest in Rosemary, she knows it's too good to be true. I knew firsthand what it was like to have no father. Rosemary's life is filled with women - the only male character in the book is her love interest. The narrator, Eve Bianco, is one of the best I've ever heard, hands down. Rosie is also a binge eater, sometimes eating huge amounts of food.
Good always comes out of bad; at least this is what I believe. Rosie decides something has to be done, and she begins a liquid diet of weight-loss drinks to help her shed some pounds. She has always been one of the biggest girls at her school and one day when she worn a green jumpsuit to school, everyone called her artichoke. Rosie had a lot issues involving her weight, her mom, and her new crush. Control of your life: You need to take control of your life, or it will take over you. I even liked controlling, bitchy Aunt Mary because she also seemed so real. When Rosemary's mother is diagnosed with cancer, the distance between them grows even more and Rosemary tries to keep from turning back to food.
The book is written in the present tense, since there is nothing in the book that hints that it was written in the past. Her life get's turned upside down when the bad news of her moms cancer is revealed. I also have to admit I had a bit of a crush on Kyle while reading this book! I wanted her to revel at her achievement, so I could feel good too as a reader; but she turned a little bit obsessed and it happened at the end, where I don't know what would happen next. At the same time, I felt the weight and size Rosemary was trying to reach was unrealistic. Suzanne Supplee wrote this book in a way, where the reader could relate, sympathize, and understand the situation the main character was coming from.
Rosemary Goode lives in Spring Hill, Tennessee, where her mother owns the busiest beauty shop in town. I don't love that she is dieting in a way that is dangerous and risky, consuming nothing but the liquid Pounds Away and seeming to escape the serious side effects that such drastic action could have in real life. When she was small, Rosie was dubbed Artichoke one fateful day when she wore a green winter jacket to school. But as Rosemary starts losing weight she's supposed to go through character development. In addition, I think it is a nice change to have normal stories about everyday people.
It won't win awards but if you've ever struggled with your weight and want to read a feel-good book then I recommend this one! I just wish there were more boys like Kyle in the world. If I were part of the story I would have shaken her shoulders and told her to stop it. Maybe that's why I identified with it so closely. The storyline goes on about her journey to lose weight, build her self-confidence, work on her relationship with her family, become a more social person and make friends. I really liked this - I would recommend it to all girls.
I also didn't like how the author tried really hard to make Kyle sound super sexy when he really wasn't. I don't even know where to start with this. The beauty shop scenes are reminiscent of Steel Magnolias, where everyone's problems can be solved while they get their hair and nails done. Her mother's illness shakes their world, worrying them both for obvious reasons, though neither is very good at expressing her concerns. It seemed like the only reason he liked her was because she was overweight.
I was enthusiastically engaged in it from beginning to end. The way the author was able to describe the struggle with not only her family, but with herself. Reviewed by Sarah Bean the Green Bean Teen Queen for TeensReadToo. A certain basketball player, Kyle Cox, might have something to do with it. The resolution As Rosemary is overweight and has been made fun ever since she was a child, it would make sense that she has self esteem issues.
Peel them away and you'll find a heartfelt story about family and friends, about self-esteem and healthful living. The ending was better than some books I have read recently, but I still thought some more work could have been put into it. I feel that Artichoke's Heart is perfect for young adults as well as adult readers. Rosemary is not comfortable in her own skin and has a serious love affair with all things chocolate. I personally think that the running on treadmill thing is gold and that drinking the Pounds-Away shake can potentially harming your body. First she tries diet pills. It was then that I began to try I emphasize the word try to write fiction.