Monday, June 29, 2009

My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters


It’s the end of junior year, and summer is about to begin. The Summer of Passion, to be exact, when Jory Michaels plans to explore all the possibilities of the future--and, with any luck, score a boyfriend in the process. But Jory has a problem. A big problem. A curvy, honking, bumpy, problem in the form of her Super Schnozz, the one thing standing between Jory and happiness. And now, with the Summer of Passion stretched before her like an open road, she's determined for Super Schnozz to disappear. Jory takes a job delivering wedding cakes to save up for a nose job at the end of the summer; she even keeps a book filled with magazine cutouts of perfect noses to show the doctor. But nothing is ever easy for accident-prone Jory--and before she knows it, her Summer of Passion falls apart faster than the delivery van she crashes.


This book pretty much put every girls insecurities down on paper. Even though Jory's problems are about her nose and all of her focus is about fixing that problem, every teenage girl can relate to this book. Not only that, but it is quite amusing the predicaments Jory manages to get herself into.

The characters are welled defined and I was not left hanging by any means. It was easy to follow but at the same time very enjoyable. The plot allowed me to sit there and think how this is someone's just seemed so real to me. Even though I was a bit annoyed how some things turned out for her I just chalked it up to life experiences.

All in all I thought this was a good read and one I could definitely pick up again. Sydney Salter did a fantastic job creating this story and make it like I was talking to a best friends who was going through all of this. It was funny and entertaining yet, at other points, serious. This book was a complete package and one you should pick up on your next trip to the bookstore.


Rachel said...

Sounds like a good book. I think we all have major insecurities whether its are nose, weight, or height. People can never be perfect and you have to learn to live with that.

Carol said...

Natural disasters cool topic i haven't read yet hope i will read and i am feeling good by reading the reviews..
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Legends of Dune said...

Girls (and guys) often worry about stupid stuff.