Big Girl Small

  • Title: Big Girl Small
  • Author: Rachel DeWoskin
  • ISBN: 9780374112578
  • Page: 429
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Free Download Big Girl Small - by Rachel DeWoskin - Big Girl Small, Big Girl Small A scathingly funny and moving book about dreams and reality at once light on its feet and unwaveringly serious Judy Lohden is your above average sixteen year old sarcastic and vulnerable talented an
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    About Rachel DeWoskin


    1. 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.


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    1. Onvan Big Girl Small Nevisande Rachel DeWoskin ISBN 374112576 ISBN13 9780374112578 Dar 294 Safhe Saal e Chap 2011

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    2. Part PSA, part freak show , this book is disgusting Gang raping a Little Person Really But it s OK, because after the boys get expelled from school, our heroine is much popular with other girls who ve been through stuff BARF.Judy s mom doesn t press charges against the Neanderthals who GANG RAPED HER DAUGHTER yes, I am shouting , because Why ruin the futures of three young boys who made a mistake A mistake They didn t cheat on their finals they gang raped someone I get that she doesn t want Jud [...]

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    3. Nice idea but my motivation for reading was basically to see what the scandal was After the big reveal, the novel devolved into a chronology of events this happened, then this happened, then we did this and this and this and it became so obvious that the author hadn t thought this through Also I m tired of these sarcastic teenage narrators I feel like every time a first person narrator is slightly out of the ordinary, they have to make up for it with quips and sarcasm It gets old, especially whe [...]

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    4. Really 1.5 stars.At times, the writing was so bad, I wondered how this could ve gotten published without some serious revision I get that the author was going for a conversational tone, as in Catcher, but close reading of Holden s angsty words reveal so much depth that I can teach that book over and over and learn something new every time.Judy is no Holden Her voice is interesting at first but then becomes repetitive How many times do we have to hear that she considers herself hot and cute and w [...]

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    5. I pretty much hated this book Judy is a 16 year old little person transitioning to a private arts high school She s smart and talented, and she says she confident, so why does she make such tragically awful choices Aside from not liking Judy AT ALL, I really hate books that feel obligated to describe what someone is wearing when it really makes no difference whatsoever I was wearing red tights, a denim skirt and a soft sweater Who cares Is Judy really into what she wears because she s a teenager [...]

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    6. 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 who just transferred to a performing arts private school She wants to fit in desperately She s a good kid, well meaning, and very talented d happens to be a person of little stature aka a dwarf DeWoskin uses the dwarf angel to make the story a bit edgey, and she doesn t use it to make her main character [...]

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    7. At one point in Big Girl Small, protagonist Judy wonders whether it is worse to have someone love you because you are different or if it is worse to have someone love you in spite of that I think that summarizes Judy s central struggle throughout the book As a sixteen year old dwarf, Judy gets treated differently by others because of who she is While she s generally a smart and well adjusted young woman, Judy naturally at times longs for lanky limbs and a normal life She wants to be seen as tha [...]

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    8. I didn t like it at all The idea was great, the development not so much.In terms of narrative tone, it s like reading Catcher in the Rye all over again which is a pain for anyone past their teenage angst years The main character, Judy, complains too much, believes in an nonexistant self importance and hates the world for what she is.There s no plot, per se It s like listening to a teenanger talking 100mph non stop about bits and pieces When you think she s getting to the end of something, she s [...]

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    9. The premise of this novel is what most intrigued me a sixteen year old dwarf involved in a high school scandal But it was the voice of the narrator that captivated me I really loved Judy her self awareness was both refreshing and heart breaking The plot was handled deftly, and the suspense of both what happened and what would happen as a result kept me turning the pages My only complaint, and I m not even sure it s a complaint at all, is that it felt geared toward a YA audience I think I m grapp [...]

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    10. This book has been on my to read list since I heard the review on NPR last summer When you begin Rachel DeWoskin s Big Girl Small , know that the narrator, Judy Lohden, is hiding out in a rent by week motel, that she is a high school student, that some of her classmates have done something awful to her and that she is a dwarf This smart, extremely well written story is not a freak show, but rather a story about real friends, loving families, messed up kids and tragedies that can and do happen to [...]

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    11. If what you are looking for is a book that sets you right down in the midst of high school angst, this book is for you DeWoskin does a good job of that My negatives that is the last place on earth I d like to return to Also 300 pages inside the head of a 16 year old girl is, like, tiresome Also, I had a hard time believing her parent s response in the end.

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    12. Wilde op een gegeven moment het boek wegleggen het boeide me totaal nietToch doorgelezen en ben daar blij om Vind het trouwens geen kinderboek meer een boek voor jonge meisjes.Blijkt ook wel uit de 4 sterren.

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    13. 2012 Alex winner The Alex award is given to up to 10 books annually that were published for adults but which also have potential teen appeal Judy is a dwarf or little person or person of short stature, NOT a midget She is a good writer and has a knock out singing voice, so she was accepted to the elite performance arts high school in Ann Arbor, Michigan Her average sized parents, who run a local restaurant, and her average sized brothers love her very much She also has several good friends Howev [...]

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    14. this book is really like 3 1 2 stars for me I selected this book for Challenge 1 in the group You ll Love This One A Book Club and More The challenge was to choose a book entirely by its cover This book came across my NPR newsfeed and the cover immediately jumped out at me It reminded me of the original Wally Lamb book She s Come Undone It also reminded me of the book Apparently I have a thing for blue covers I selected the book and committed to it for the challenged then read the write ups and [...]

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    15. This book tells the story of a girl named Judy who is a Little Person attending a performing arts high school She does pretty well fitting in with everyone until a humiliating scandal leads her to run away to a hotel from where she is telling her story I had high hopes for this book after hearing a good review on NPR, but a lot of things fell flat for me First, the scandal was very predictable I think I guessed on page one what was going to happen to Judy, so it didn t even feel shocking when it [...]

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    16. I am giving it 5 stars because it made me laugh out loud immediately and it made me think on every page I don t know if everyone will like this book, though, so I have reservations about recommending it It covers a very small window of time the period of high school when you are completely wrapped up in your every emotion I think she does an amazing, exacting job of describing the feelings that go along with being a 16 year old girl And she does a perfect job of describing teen boys through a te [...]

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    17. I listened to this as an audiobook I loved the first half Judy had a unique voice, sarcastic yet thoughtful, that put a spin on the usual high school perspective But in the second half the plot got in the way of the character development and writing style, which I think were the best parts of the book I would have enjoyed this if it was a less dramatic story with exploration of Judy s normal life, rather than the scandal that engulfed her.SPOILER ALERTI also found it really frustrating that af [...]

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    18. I love that the idea for this book is first appears as the insane ramblings of an unstable character in another of DeWoskin s books The concept is entirely absurd, but rendered with such sensitivity, humor and believably that I just wanted to step into the novel and give the main character a hug.I also really appreciated that, while there was an over arching mystery what s the scandal to the story, it wasn t so oppressive that everything leading up to its reveal is an annoyance that you just wan [...]

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    19. This multi faceted book is hard to sum up in a few sentences At its core, it is a book about an extremely talented teen, different from her peers in that she is a dwarf, who makes a few critical bad choices and ends up at the top of the news But the book is so much The author completely captures Judy s teenage voice Although I haven t been a teen in many years, and my inner voice has changed from teen to mom, as I read Judy s inner dialogue, I was surprised at how true it rang DeWoskin also cap [...]

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    20. I just wrote a long review and lost it so I will only say that I really enjoyed this book but I think it will be a love it or hate it book for many It reads something like Cather in the Rye with the self absorbed 16 year old girl perspective, but I really enjoyed the character and her views on her world True love is not a one time event I would have hated hearing that as a teenager, but I think Judy learns that the feelings you have and the actions you take for love don t have to be diminished b [...]

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    21. I m tired of reading books of sassy, sarcastic almost rude , teen age girls as the protagonist There was nothing special or new about this book along with most other books about high school The main character herself was uninteresting and unlikable throughout the whole book, she always spoke so highly of herself about how hot or cute she was even though she was short, or how she had the greatest voice ever, or how she got the best grades and all the teachers loved her Quite honestly if I hadn t [...]

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    22. Big Girl Small is a novel that is both touching and a bit repetitive But overll the book is a really good and quick read to enjoy.In most partss of the novel I felt as if the main character didnt feel sympathetic towards herself than scared, lonely, or shy towards others I liked this book because even when you are different aside from everyone else you can still be yourself Rachel is a small girl that was born with dworfism She doesnt have many friends except for the ones that everyone thinks l [...]

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    23. Judy has always stood out she s got a gorgeous voice, serious acting chops, and a less than average height Judy is a little person She s always been reasonably comfortable with herself her parents raised her to be confident So Judy doesn t think high school at a prestigious performing arts school will be too difficult But things go horribly and publicly wrong in a way she could never have imagined when some students take advantage of her naivet and vulnerability Judy is defeated completely will [...]

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    24. This has a great narrative voice, and some really witty clever passages That said, the flashback y frame narrative did not work all that well for me Also, at the point where the book should be building to a climax, we basically retreat into Judy s head For pages and pages That really broke the momentum for me, and I just didn t want to bother sitting through what amounted to a lot of obsessive self pity The ending felt strained as well Too bad the way it began wasn t sustainable.

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    25. I found that the whole book was just one long prologue It talked too much about Judy s past and not enough about what was currently going on I felt it was a book on just teenage drama, and I get enough of that The only thing that makes this book unique, is that the protagonist was a Little Person Otherwise, It was just a book on re living the shitty parts of High School I gave it 2 stars because it was a little interesting, until it just dragged on I also found that her being a Little Person did [...]

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    26. I truly cannot resist books about high school Even if their writing is nothing special as here I get so sucked into teenage girls high school drama Nostalgia perhaps This one has the added interest of a protagonist who s a dwarf little person It s a good metaphor for the alienation out of place ness that so many high schoolers feel Good, juicy coming of age stuff.

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    27. Currently blowing me away.

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    28. Very disappointing but not bad if people want a perspective touchy feely book

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    29. I read this book a few summers ago and I loved it It received a 3.5 stars out of 5 stars I read some other reviews of this book and I saw some pretty low ratings This shocked me because I loved this book and I gave it 5 stars The book was about a girl named Judy, who was a dwarf and was attending a specials arts high school Judy, had a talent of singing, she was pretty much a prodigy at it She is going to this new school and did I mention that she is a dwarf, so eyes were definitely on her She i [...]

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    30. The book Big Girl Small by Rachel DeWoskin, is an interesting, must read realistic fiction story about a teenage girl who is trying to fit in with society However, it s not too easy for her because she is only about 4 feet tall Judy Lohden is a sixteen year old girl who lives with her dad, mom, and younger brother Sam They live in Ann Arbor Michigan, where her parents own a restaurant called The Grill Judy is a smart and interesting girl who has a great voice for singing This is one of the reaso [...]

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