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Big Girl
Big Girl
Author: Danielle Steel
A chubby little girl with blond hair, blue eyes, and ordinary looks, Victoria Dawson has always felt out of place in her family, especially in body-conscious L.A. Her father, Jim, is tall and slender, and her mother, Christina, is a fine-boned, dark-haired beauty. Both are self-centered, outspoken, and disappointed by their daughter’s look...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780440245216
ISBN-10: 0440245214
Publication Date: 3/22/2011
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 4
I am not normally a fan of Danielle Steel, but when I saw this book I knew I wanted to try it. Well...I can honestly say that I am glad I did. I read this book quickly, and have to admit that my heart really went out to Victoria, the main character. For anyone who has ever dealt with a weight problem, or for anyone that has felt left out, not good enough, or different, this book should strike a cord. To constantly be compared to those around you - to have your flaws brought to the surface at every opportunity. This book showed how cruel this world can sometimes be..even in a family setting. Was it repititous? A little. But, it's a book that lets you get inside the character's head - I could feel her humililation and sense of "being different". I loved this book!!
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Helpful Score: 3
I have to admit I really liked this book. I felt so bad for Victoria. Her parents were so cruel. I did feel the weight comments were a little overdone and repetitious, but I think it was written that way just to stress to the reader how deep her pain was. One of Danielle Steel's better books!
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was a waste of my time and a waste of paper. Steel is now just writing books by rote and for the hell of it. There was no good storyline and no good reason to tell it.
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Helpful Score: 2
I could go on and on, but suffice it to say that this book was a huge waste of time. It is offensive how badly the author beats up on the main character. Big girl is actually a girl/ woman that only seems to carry about 20 lbs of extra weight her whole life and is referred to as big, fat and ugly. She has no one that loves her for who she is and she only finds a little redemption in a man (ugh)! No one in this book never shows any growth (even the main character only shows a slight improvement). When this audiobook ended, I literally yelled at my car CD player because I was so frustrated. What is funny is that I live on a farm and we burn all of our paper trash everyday. When I came in the night I read this, I apparently was holding this audiobook in my hand with some trash I threw away and didn't even realize it. When I later deduced that that is what happened, I wasn't even angry. It seemed like an appropriate end to a dud of a book. I hope Danielle Steel reads the reviews and never does that to us again.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a simple read. I found it very predictable and a little repetative. It could've been about 8 chapters shorter. I wouldn't recommend if you really want to be interested in a book. IF you just feel like reading something, I would choose it.
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I wish I could get back the time I wasted on this clunker of a book. It did not seem like it was authored by Danielle Steel and was totally preposterous. I read it about 3/4 the way through and gave up. The main character needed a reality check long before it arrived and the story was so unbelievably boring. It isn't even worth the postage and envelope to send to another reader, so I am tossing it in the recycling bin.


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