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!