These Books Aren't All New??

Books are expensive. I tend to pick and review books that are both new & old. Many of these books you will be able to find on the shelves on your library as opposed to the front of your bookstore.

I believe that there are many hidden gems from years gone by & I enjoy highlighting those as well as today's best sellers.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Huge, Sasha Paley


In Paley's YA book two very different and somewhat one dimensional girls head off to fat camp. Wil, short for Wilhelmina, is the overweight daughter of two health club guru's and an embarassment to her parents. They send to her fat camp against her will where she meets April. April's a poor girl who saved money for a year to attend. (Far-fetched given that the camp is $7,000 and April is from a poor family.)

Paired up as roommates the inevitable hating each other relationship slowly (and predictably) evolves into friendship. The book rolls along pretty well until the ending, where everything is wrapped up in a neat bow that doesn't ring true to the book.

Too many cliches and predictable outcomes fuel this fat camp tale.

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