My Ideal Boyfriend Is a Croissant
So, if you've read my blog ever at all, you have probably noticed that I like to have obscure holidays help me decide what books to feature. Some of these holidays I love so much are absolutely impossible to match with a book. You would think that Croissant Day (January 30, 2020) is one such holiday. You would be wrong.
My Ideal Boyfriend Is a Croissant by Laura Dockrill (07/16/19)
Sixteen-year-old Bluebelle, also known as BB or Big Bones, lives her life unapologetically. She loves life! She loves food! When BB has a worse-than-usual asthma attack, her mom insists she go to the doctor. There, she is told that she is overweight (no surprise) and prediabetic (big surprise) and must lose weight, move more, and keep a food diary. To get out of this immediate health crisis, she agrees to make an effort. Then a tragedy occurs in the family, and things get seriously complicated. Suddenly, losing weight and moving more are the least of her worries. As for the food diary, though, BB doesn't just document what she's eating, she documents what she's feeling--and she has a lot to say!
This honest, laugh-out-loud novel brimming with body positivity, bite-sized nuggets of feminism, and commentary on eating will have readers rooting for sixteen-year-old BB as she navigates her world while maintaining her plucky zest for life even in the most trying of times.
Read the NPR book review, In 'My Ideal Boyfriend Is a Croissant', the Heroine Is No Flake.