A story about being a chubby girl in skinny world, about feeling unloved in her own family.
This is a struggle book with a good finish. Regardless of the struggle, the characters are well rounded, most are likeable, and the storyline keeps moving. You may feel sorry for the main character Victoria, but not for long - she's a fighter. If you enjoy eating, you will understand Victoria.
Landing her dream job as a high school teacher,
Victoria loves working with her students and wages war on her weight at
the gym. Despite tension with her parents, Victoria remains close to her
younger sister, Grace. Though they couldn’t be more different in looks,
they love each other unconditionally. So when Grace announces her
engagement to a man who is an exact replica of their narcissistic
father, Victoria worries about her sister’s future happiness, and with
no man of her own, she feels like a failure once again. As the wedding
draws near, a chance encounter, a deeply upsetting betrayal, and a
family confrontation lead to a turning point.
is a lifetime of hurt and neglect she has tried to forget. Ahead is a
challenge and a risk: to accept herself as she is, celebrate it, and
claim the victories she has fought so hard for and deserves. Big girl or
not, she is terrific and discovers that herself.