Sugar By Deirdre Riordan Hall

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“I’m the fat Puerto Rican–Polish girl who doesn’t feel like she belongs in her skin, or anywhere else for that matter. I’ve always been too much and yet not enough.”

Sugar the main character in the book is obese and has a brother who is in the same condition who treats her poorly. Sugar’s mother is bed ridden from all of the food she has eaten and blames the weight on all the kids she has given birth to. Sugar’s life is basically meaningless with all the dirty comments and bullying until she meets Even, a boy who has lost his mom and is determined to get away from the town they live in. Suddenly, Sugar has something to look forward to and is excited about him. As Even and Sugar grow closer and closer Even teaches Sugar how to ride a motorcycle. As she falls in love with Even she realizes that the love in her heart for Even is filling the gap that was once her food. She begins to eat less and starts losing weight to her mother’s and brother’s dismay. Then one day Even doesn’t text Sugar and Sugar becomes worried ( I will not spoil this part for you, but tbh it is absolutely heart shattering). After what happened Sugar knows that there is no way she can continue to live inside that house anymore. So she goes and stays with her brother who has lost weight and his fiancé/ “soon to be wife”. At the end of the book Sugar realizes something that completely flips her whole life upside down and leaves her with a lot of questions and hope. Questions that will hopefully fill the gap of loss she has been feeling for a while now.

May Your Book Heart Be Fulfilled,

Angela

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