Hello wonderful bookish friends! Welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for Rebel With A Cupcake by Anna Mainwaring. I have a fun excerpt to share with you and an awesome giveaway so don’t forget to stay until the end.
Published: April 3, 2018 by KCP Loft
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Jesobel Jones is bold and brash, the daughter of a hand model and a washed-up rock star. Jess sees no need to apologize for her rambling house, her imperfect family, her single status … or her weight. Jess is who she is. She makes her own cupcakes and she eats them, too. No regrets.
That is, until Own Clothes Day rolls around at school. Jess and her friends dedicate the requisite hours of planning to their outfits, their hair and their makeup for the one day they are free from school uniforms. But a wardrobe malfunction leaves Jess with a pair of leggings split open at the worst spot, and a mean girl calling her the one thing that’s never bothered her before: fat.
The encounter shakes Jess’s formerly iron-clad confidence, and she starts to wonder if she’s been just a little too comfortable in her own skin. When the boy of her dreams invites her to a party, she must decide whether to try to fit in for the first time in her life, or remain true to herself — whoever that really is.
You will not believe this,” Hannah says. She flips up the lid of her ancient laptop.
“How can you not have seen this?”
“I turned my phone off and didn’t go on the computer. I wasn’t in the mood,” I say.
“Well,” she says, “I think you’ll be in the mood for this. You’re everywhere. Look.” She’s on YouTube. It’s a clip called “Fat Girl vs. Mean Girl.”
It’s me. It’s a film of me. And Zara. You see me and my face as she says something that you can’t hear. And then you see me say, with added subtitles, what I said: “Grotesque, Zara? That’s a big word for you — do you think you can spell it?” And then she lunges forward and I step to the side. She falls flat on her face. And there I am, with my foot on her bum, pretending to be a triumphant boxer. The girls all around are cheering me on.
OMG. There’s a clip of me. On the Internet . There have been a few thousand views already. My first reaction: that’s brilliant. My moment of triumph over Zara has been captured forever. Now it’s there for all to see. My second reaction: Do I really look like that? For once in my life, I am speechless. watch the clip over and over again. Partly in disbelief, partly in pride, partly in shock at my legs. I grapple with the knowledge that this clip of me is now being seen all over the world. Maybe girls in Mongolian huts are taking time from milking their yaks to go, “Have you seen that girl on YouTube? She really should lose some weight!”
As I watch, the number of views just goes up and up. I’ve heard of things going viral but this is beyond weird. Despite my legs being really rather sturdy, they start to wobble and my head spins. I might actually be sick. Weakly, I say, “Who put it on with the subtitles?” Hannah looks proud. “Oh, that was Sana’s idea. We had IT so she just did it then. Do you like it?” See, normally, I would like it, but now I’m not so sure. I’m beginning to see how the whole world must see me. And the thought that my body is now being broken into squillions of pixels and being sent round the world for people to laugh at is just not okay on any level. Just minutes ago, I was baking in my kitchen and I was in control of me and my ingredients. I’m so not in control of this. A feeling rises up inside me that I’m not quite familiar with. Panic.
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Anna Mainwaring studied English Literature, which led to a career in banking. She left to travel and then to train as a teacher. Anna took part in NaNoWriMo in 2012, and after endless drafts, Rebel with a Cupcake was born. When not writing, Anna can be found walking up hills or in cafés. She lives in Cheshire, England, with her family, including a murderous gold fish called Moriarty.
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