People would kill to be thin.
Solu’s luxurious celebrity-filled “Cruise to Lose” is billed as “the biggest cruise since the Titanic,” and if the new diet sweetener works as promised—dropping five percent of a person’s body weight in just days—it really could be the answer to the world’s obesity problem. But Laurel is starting to regret accepting her friend Viv’s invitation. She’s already completely embarrassed herself in front of celebrity host, Tom Forelli (otherwise known as the hottest guy ever!) and she’s too seasick to even try the sweetener. And that’s before Viv and all the other passengers start acting really strange.
But will they die for it, too?
Tom Forelli knows that he should be grateful for this job and the opportunity to shed his childhood “Baby Tom-Tom” image. His publicists have even set up a ‘romance’ with a sexy reality star. But as things on the ship start to get a bit wild, he finds himself drawn to a different girl. And when his celebrity hosting gig turns into an expose on the shocking side effects of Solu, it’s Laurel that he’s determined to save.
Emmy Laybourne, author of the Monument 14 trilogy, takes readers on a dream vacation that goes first comically, then tragically, then horrifyingly, wrong.
Bookworm Review: This book has been chosen for the 2016 Lonestar Reading List. This is a very distinguished honor in Texas. This means that a group of students, teachers, and librarians feel that your book was the best for that year. Me being a teacher, I always try and promote these books to my students and read them myself. While looking through the list, I saw this one and thought it was different than any book I've ever read, so I decided to give it a try!!
I LOVED this book. I thought the whole idea of it was new and exciting. Last summer my whole family went on a cruise, so I kept having these crazy, horror dreams about my family being killed on a cruise ship. I don't want to give too much of the story away, but I literally couldn't sleep without having nightmares for days after reading this book.
After doing a book talk with my students, several of them went out and bought the book or went to our public library. They LOVED the book too. I even had students who weren't into reading who couldn't stop reading it.
I do have to say that this book is for more of the older middle school student. I'm not into banning books from students if they want to read them, but I'm an adult and I still had nightmares. Just a suggestion!!