Kirkus calls Kit Reed’s Thinner Than Thou “Unsettling, sometimes appalling: satire edging remorselessly toward reality.”

*Publishers Weekly: “Reed (@​expectations) rips into the dangerous pursuit of body perfection at the expense of the soul in this stinging and mordantly witty satire… A cast of delicious characters, caught like insects in day-glo amber, features bewildered twin teens Betz and Danny Abercrombie… With this sharp-eyed look at America’s obsession with image, Reed provides much food for thought and reaffirms her position as one of our brightest cultural commentators.”

People Magazine says this about Thinner Than Thou: “With an ear for dialogue and a truly wild imagination, Reed (author of Seven for the Apocalypse) populates her scary book with believable characters including Annie Abercrombie, an anorexic teenager taken hostage by the nuns, and Kelly, the obese friend also targeted by the better-bod squad. A clever what-if, Reed’s tale is provocative as well as amusing.

* An A.L.A. Booklist Book of the Year
Winner of the A.L.A. Alex award 

In a starred review of Thinner Than Thou, the reviewer for Booklist says, “Reed’s visionary tale is brilliant, though at times painful to read.”