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Big Girl - Danielle Steel
Big Girl
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In this heartfelt, incisive novel, Danielle Steel celebrates the virtues of unconventional beauty while exploring deeply resonant issues of weight, self-image, sisterhood, and family.   BIG GIRL   A chubby little girl with ordinary looks, Victoria Dawson has always felt out of place in her... show more
In this heartfelt, incisive novel, Danielle Steel celebrates the virtues of unconventional beauty while exploring deeply resonant issues of weight, self-image, sisterhood, and family.   BIG GIRL   A chubby little girl with ordinary looks, Victoria Dawson has always felt out of place in her family, especially in body-conscious L.A. While her parents and sister can eat anything and not gain an ounce, Victoria must watch everything she eats, as well as endure her father’s belittling comments about her body and see her academic achievements go unacknowledged. Ice cream and oversized helpings of all the wrong foods give her comfort, but only briefly. The one thing she knows is that she has to get away from home, and after college in Chicago, she moves to New York City. Landing her dream job as a high school teacher, Victoria loves working with her students and wages war on her weight at the gym. Despite tension with her parents, Victoria remains close to her younger sister, Grace. Though they couldn’t be more different in looks, they love each other unconditionally. So when Grace announces her engagement to a man who is an exact replica of their narcissistic father, Victoria worries about her sister’s future happiness, and with no man of her own, she feels like a failure once again. As the wedding draws near, a chance encounter, a deeply upsetting betrayal, and a family confrontation lead to a turning point. Behind Victoria is a lifetime of hurt and neglect she has tried to forget. Ahead is a challenge and a risk: to accept herself as she is, celebrate it, and claim the victories she has fought so hard for and deserves. Big girl or not, she is terrific and discovers that herself.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780440245216 (0440245214)
Publisher: Dell
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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Thoughts And Pens
Thoughts And Pens rated it
2.0
Big Girl follows the story of Victoria, a woman described by her own parents as too fat, too intelligent and almost too ugly.Victoria was born from good-looking and unfortunately, narcissistic parents. Her father, Jim, was the school heartthrob and athlete superstar while her mother, Christine, is t...
I am Sam Tule
I am Sam Tule rated it
My full review can be found here:http://samanthatule.wordpress.com/2013/05/04/book-review-big-girl-by-danielle-steel/
b00k r3vi3ws
b00k r3vi3ws rated it
3.0 Big Girl
A number of people have recommended me to read Danielle Steel over the years and I have had a chance to read only one of her books, Echoes, so far. I had really enjoyed reading it and so I was glad to get my hands on a second book by the author.Victoria Dawson has always been treated as the black sh...
nohahamed
nohahamed rated it
1.0 Big Girl: A Novel
the first 150 pages were good, but after that I got bored and did not continue reading, the problem is the appearance of a homosexual character, not likely of Steel. I don't accept homosexuality at all, so I did not continue reading.I like her novel 'Daddy' more, even 'Coming out' is good too
Dancing Words
Dancing Words rated it
4.0 Big Girl
Beautifully written but the ending wasn't that good.
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