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Subject: big girls/ plus size character
Date Posted: 8/18/2011 2:05 AM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2007
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I am looking for books centering on big girls. I have found a few and tagged them, but as I said only a few. Any help would be great! ~Jennifer~ 

Date Posted: 8/18/2011 11:02 AM ET
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Good in Bed comes to mind.  I read Moose this summer which was about  a girl who spent her summers at fat camp.

 

Ones I haven't read:

 Meg Cabot has a few like 14 is not fat, or something like that. 

She's Come Undone

 

What tag did you use?
 


Last Edited on: 8/18/11 11:02 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/19/2011 2:11 AM ET
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Thanks! I tagged them Big Girls, and I added these to the list.

Date Posted: 8/19/2011 12:08 PM ET
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Good list.  I love the tags, and the "club list", they are both great ways to browse for books.

But the Hunger Games are just in my signature line - they don't really need that tag.

Date Posted: 9/22/2011 10:44 AM ET
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I loved "Conversations with a Fat Girl" and "Julia's Chocolates"! While the second didn't outright say the main character was plus size there were allusions to the fact.



Last Edited on: 9/22/11 10:52 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/23/2011 8:01 PM ET
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Sorry I can't add a title to the list, but reading this post made me remember the queen in James Michener's Hawaii, whose subjects lovingly fed her choice foods until she could hold no more.  Then her devoted servants would "lomi-lomi" her stomach until she could manage a bit more.  When the English ship arrived at the royal island, the queen was hoisted on board in a net with a block and tackle.  Just another example of "cultural differences", hunh?  

(Did you cheer, too, when the Emmy went to the gal who plays Molly, on Mike and Molly?)

Date Posted: 4/22/2012 2:32 PM ET
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I enjoyed Stand Up and Die by Pat Dennis.  This is one of the Mannie Grand Mystery series.  The heroine is an "overweight, divorced, childless, and marginally successful stand-up comedian", and the murder took place behind the scenes at a comedy club.  This is only the first of this series that I've read, but it was funny and engaging, and kept me guessing.