- Title: Heads You Win, Tails I Lose
- Author: Isabelle Holland
- ISBN: 9780449702703
- Page: 490
- Format: Mass Market Paperback
Overweight Melissa s mother drinks, and her father fools around To deal with her weight problem, she takes her mother s diet pills Then, to forget her family, she takes sleeping pills But, finally, a classmate uses his own traumatic life to help her find the courage to face her situation.
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Heroine: Why does nobody love me?Heroine's crush: Because you're fat. Totally repulsive, really. You might as well be a feminist, because no boy will ever want you.Heroine's mother: What did I do to deserve such a fat child? You're fat.Heroine's father: Greedy pig. If you had a modicum of self-control, you wouldn't be so fat. FAT.Well-intentioned teachers and friends: Why hasn't anyone ever suggested a diet? You should go on a diet.Mother: Have I mentioned that you're fat? Just eat less. It's wh [...]
I really enjoyed revisiting this book from my youth. However, it was a little simplistic, as the main character Melissa is lucky not to suffer too much from her dalliances with speed and sleeping pills. Her parents are going through their own issues, leaving her feeling isolated and unloved. The boy she has harboured a crush on for most of her life doesn't feel the same way, but he's not all that unfeeling in the book, more just thoughtless. As she begins to lose weight about halfway through the [...]
I wouldn’t really say that I did not like this book. It was interesting enough to inspire hatred. It was very meh. Blah. Like a white wall. I could have easily stopped reading in the middle of the book and not given it a second thought. The characters were all one-dimensional, locked into their forms, with no backstory. Mother and Father, the cautionary tale of an unhappy marriage that forces both to be consumed by vices, and take their frustrations out on their daughter. Melissa, the victim o [...]
Heads you win, tails I lose by Isabelle Holland (1973)
read this in high school. Poor Melissa--what awful parents. Her inner monologue and fantasy life are certainly a creative and realistic coping mechanism.
Retread this "oldie but goodie" from my junior high days. I very much identified with the main character, Melissa, and her struggles with weight (which are still ongoing with me).
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