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Big Girl Small by Rachel DeWoskin
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May 28, 2011

it was ok
Read from May 29 to June 02, 2011

Nice idea but my motivation for reading was basically to see what the scandal was. After the big reveal, the novel devolved into a chronology of events - this happened, then this happened, then we did this and this and this - and it became so obvious that the author hadn't thought this through. Also I'm tired of these sarcastic teenage narrators. I feel like every time a first person narrator is slightly out of the ordinary, they have to make up for it with quips and sarcasm. It gets old, especially when the plot is kinda weak. Not all of us who were high school nerds had awesome humor to make up for it :/ Also, not that this matters as much as the weak plot, but I really didn't get a good handle on the narrator's friends. She spends a lot of time ignoring them, in fact, and she never really learns much else about her crush, even though his backstory/motivations might have been interesting to explore. Ultimately, the book plays it too safe by the end. Despite all the horrible stuff that has happened, things just get smoothed over, and the narrator takes on the attitude of one who lived through this scandal ten years ago, and not ten days ago.
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Jeannine yes, yes, and yes about the sarcastic teenage narrators!

Christa Ugh I was SO looking forward to some kind if resolution and THERE WAS NONE I feel like I wasted my time with this book.

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