Danielle Steel’s Big Girl

From the publisher’s description:
In this heartfelt and incisive new novel, Danielle Steel celebrates the virtues of unconventional beauty while exploring deeply resonant issues of weight, self-image, sisterhood, and family.

As a big girl myself, I could identify with the main character Victoria. I felt her pain when she had to endure the hatefulness of her mother and father. I understood the emotional turmoil of the failure to meet weight loss goals. I was encouraged by her ability to seek help for the issues that plagued her. I was cheering for her when she found true love – with herself and in another human being.
Is this Steel at her best? No. It was predictable. It wasn’t one of her more dramatic books or one of her most tender. Was it a good read on a lazy summer day – you bet!
I have read most of the Piccoult book – it’s not an easy read. I have never found her books to be easy. Therefore, I must tell you – I have also started reading “The Divide”. So far, I am not captivated like I was with his book “The Loop”. It could still happen. I must tell you that I am ready to finish those two books because I am ready to dive into “Little Bee”. I have heard some good “BUZZ” (don’t worry I won’t quit my day job) about it. However, you are going to have to wait – I’m headed out of town for a week. I’ve also been knee deep in preparation for my newest adventure – teaching college writing. I will return. Happy reading.

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Sneak Peak

Just to give you a little taste of what’s on my agenda for the first few weeks, here’s a list of what I picked up at the library this week.
Jodi Picoult – House Rules
Big Girl – Danielle Steel
Little Bee – Chris Cleave
The Divide – Nicholas Evans
Winter Garden – Kristin Hannah

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Summer Reading – Havin’ A Blast

In the words of Danny and Sandy “Those summer niiiii igggghhhhhh ttttttssss!”
Since I haven’t found a Danny I couldn’t live without, I get to live out my fantasies through the lives of those characters we know and love and read about. During the school year I am forced as a teacher to read kid friendly books. While I love a little Junie B., Boxcar Children, and a healthly dose of Captain Underpants, it is time for a little adult fiction. I’ve already seen so much of my librarian that she’s earned a spot on my Christmas Card list. I decided a blog would be a great place to “sort out” my feelings about the books I read this summer and it will also be a nice way to keep track of what I read. So raise a glass of southern sweet iced tea and let’s get down to business. If you have any reading suggestions, let me know!

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