Big Girl Small

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Text Publishing Company, May 2, 2011 - Fiction - 304 pages
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Big Girl Small is a novel for mothers and daughters of all ages, for every girl who is, was, or will ever be a teenager. Everybody needs a friend like Judy. She is whip-smart, hilarious, and her story is so real. She's a wonderful singer, full of big dreams for a big future-and she's a dwarf. But why is she hiding out in a seedy motel on the edge of town? Who are her friends? And why can't she face her family?

Rachel DeWoskin has written an authentic crossover voice that is up there with Curtis Sittenfeld's Prep. Big Girl Small is a gut-wrenching teen-tragedy told with laugh-out-loud humour. Every reader will recognise the anxiety of trying to be different, to be the same, to find out who you are and what your hormones are doing, and what you might want to do in the future. Most of us don't really know, and this brave novel shows us that's just fine.

'Big Girl Small is the most engaging novel I've read in many years. DeWoskin has aimed the book at all the pleasure centers: it's sad, funny, quirkily suspenseful.' Darin Strauss, author of More Than It Hurts You

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It gets old, especially when the plot is kinda weak. - Goodreads
The ending felt strained as well. - Goodreads
There's no plot, per se. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Renee - Goodreads

I hate to say it but I really hated this book. Perhaps if I was younger I would have enjoyed it more but the narrator/main character, Judy, was so whiny and sarcastic and completely self-absorbed that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Barbara - Goodreads

As a mother of a 17 year old daughter, I thoroughly enjoyed the protagonist voice of 16 year old Judy Lohden. Rachel DeWoskin captures the crazy way the teen brain functions. Judy is a 16 year girl ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Rachel DeWoskin is the author of Foreign Babes in Beijing, a memoir about her inadvertent notoriety as the star of a Chinese soap opera, and a novel, Repeat After Me. She lives in New York City and Beijing and is at work on her fourth book, Statutory. racheldewoskin.com

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