22 June 2009 ~ 0 Comments

(Book) My Big Nose by Sydney Salter


I like YA fiction (young adult), but sometimes I want to throw it across the room because it’s just entirely too unrealistic. This was a little more realistic. A high school girl with a small group of friends, over-analyzing everything that boys do – to the point of insanity, etc. I felt almost all of the characters were realistic and the story line rang true. For most of us, high school is not something we want to do again, and we can identify with the main character, Jory.

The character development was outstanding for the “supporting cast”. The author did a good job of giving us enough of a look inside her friends and family that we knew what was going on. The author also does an outstanding job of giving each character their own ‘voice’ and their own style. There were no cookie cutter characters.

The storyline was predictable. Most people would guess the ending, but the ride to get there is outstanding. Truly a great piece of fiction. This is not a book I would have picked up myself, so I’m glad I got the chance to review this book and enjoy it. I will definitely be looking for other books to come out by this new author.

Product Description
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. In her hilarious and heartbreaking debut novel, Sydney Salter delivers a story about broadening your horizons, accepting yourself, and finding love right under your nose.


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