Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Big Girl by Danielle Steel

I could see what Steel was doing with this one before I even opened the book. Look at the cover art - very chick lit.  Her style was slightly different than normal for this one too.  It's a very clever way to build a new, younger audience.  This story centres on Victoria, a girl who never quite fit in with her perfect LA family.  She was always just a little too big, a little too intelligent and chose a career path in teaching that she loves but her parents disapprove on.  There is a journey of self-discover and healing for Victoria along the way, learning to love who she is separate from her family. 
It was an okay read.  I think if you want to read a really good book about a 'big girl' try Meg Cabot's Heather Wells books (Size 12 is Not Fat, Size 14 is Not Fat Either and Big Boned) or for true laughs read Jen Lancaster - she's fantastic!


The Journey of Me said...

Hi, Kristen. Happened upon your page searching for books by Danielle Steel and seeing what people were saying about "Big Girl". It was a good book, to me, but everyone has their own opinion of what is good and what is not. I wanted to suggest a book you might like reading - Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner.

Kristen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Yes, I love Jennifer Weiner's writing too. She's one of my favorites!

Sverige said...

There are so many of us out there that struggle with weight, family acceptance, and acceptance of ourselves. Victoria struggles with all of these things, making it extremely identifiable. Besides the heavy topics that this books touches, it still manages to be a light read. I thoroughly enjoyed it.