Holding Out for a Zero

Rated 4.00/5 based on 1 review
Twenty years ago, Valerie’s teenage carelessness killed her little brother, and since then she’s locked down every aspect of her life so she can never mess up again. When her sister Gloria is found comatose after an apparently random attack, Valerie’s desperate need to control the situation leads her to diet until she’s the size zero of Gloria’s dreams. Can that somehow save her sister? More
Available ebook formats: epub mobi pdf lrf pdb txt html
First 15% Sample: epub mobi (Kindle) lrf more Online Reader
About Heather Wardell

Want a free monthly story and updates about Heather's books? Copy bit.ly/HW-NL into your browser's address bar to sign up.

Heather is a natural 1200 wpm speed reader and the author of twenty-two novels. She came to writing after careers as a software developer and elementary school computer teacher and can’t imagine ever leaving it. In her spare time, she reads, swims, walks, lifts weights, crochets, changes her hair colour, and plays drums and clarinet.

Generally not all at once.

Learn more about Heather Wardell

Also by This Author

Reviews of Holding Out for a Zero by Heather Wardell

NagQuita Winfield reviewed on Dec. 11, 2016

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. I am a big fan Heather Wardell books so I was very excited to receive a copy to review honestly.
I always find it so easy to relate to the characters in Heather’s books, but when I started this book I thought there is no way I would relate to Valerie. I was wrong. Valerie is not an easy person to like but I was able to understand the inner workings of her mind. I rooted for her to get it together.
Please understand that when you start reading, you will more than likely not like her at all. You will not want to root for her but don’t give up on her, you will eventually tolerate her. She is not very nice, she is complicated and she is hard to understand. Valerie is an example of how we just don’t know what causes people to act the way they do. If Valerie was a real person, (and to some of us, she may be a real person that we know) you would not be her friend. Heather Wardell did an excellent job of giving us insight into what causes Valerie to be the way she is and even if you yourself would not be her friend, you may still root for her to get better and be better. I know that’s how I felt about her.
The book was very realistic in that it wasn’t all wrapped up nicely with a little bow at the end. At the end, some will wish that she did things differently and some will understand exactly why she did things the way she did.
I would definitely recommend this book. Be aware that it is a heavy story. If you tend to not like books with heavy themes, you may not want to read it, but I would encourage you to read it. We all know or know of a Valerie.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Report this book