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ISBN13: 9780374112578
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"Don't read this novel if you have teenagers. Or ever were a teenager — especially a teenage girl. It will bring back high school in raw, oozing detail, like a psychic skinned knee. The cliques, the whispers, the glossy girls, the frantic parties, the stupid drinking, the disconnected sexual encounters and, perhaps worst of all, the carnival of lost souls that is the lunchtime cafeteria. High school: a world so hostile to the outsider that even a Navy Seal might hesitate at the threshold." Maureen Corrigan, NPR (Read the entire NPR review)

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Judy Lohden is your above-average sixteen-year-old—sarcastic and vulnerable, talented and uncertain, full of big dreams for a big future. With a singing voice that can shake an auditorium, she should be the star of Darcy Academy, the local performing arts high school. So why is a girl this promising hiding out in a seedy motel room on the edge of town?

The fact that the national media is on her trail after a controversy that might bring down the whole school could have something to do with it. And that scandal has something—but not everything—to do with the fact that Judy is three feet nine inches tall.

Rachel DeWoskin remembers everything about high school: the auditions (painful), the parents (hovering), the dissection projects (compelling), the friends (outcasts), the boys (crushable), and the girls (complicated), and she lays it all out with a wit and wistfulness that is half Holden Caulfield, half Lee Fiora, Preps ironic heroine. Big Girl Small is a scathingly funny and moving book about dreams and reality, at once light on its feet and unwaveringly serious.

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"Rachel DeWoskin is that rarest of things: a real writer. She is musical and smart, serious and fun, modern and timeless. Repeat After Me is a masterwork — a hilarious, sad, page-turning masterwork." Darin Strauss, author of Cheng and Eng

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Judy Lohden is your above-average sixteen-year-old, with a voice that can shake an auditorium. She should be the star of Darcy Arts Academy, so why is she hiding in a seedy motel room? Perhaps it has something to do with a devastating scandal---and the fact that Judy is three feet nine inches tall. Big Girl Small is a scathingly funny book about dreams and reality, at once light on its feet and profound.

About the Author

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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Beth M, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Beth M)
'Big Girl Small' tells one teenager's story of growing up in the Internet age, and is filled with wit, humor, sadness, and optimism.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374112578
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
DeWoskin, Rachel
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Coming of age
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110510
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
Coming of Age

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Product details 304 pages Farrar, Straus and Giroux - English 9780374112578 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "Don't read this novel if you have teenagers. Or ever were a teenager — especially a teenage girl. It will bring back high school in raw, oozing detail, like a psychic skinned knee. The cliques, the whispers, the glossy girls, the frantic parties, the stupid drinking, the disconnected sexual encounters and, perhaps worst of all, the carnival of lost souls that is the lunchtime cafeteria. High school: a world so hostile to the outsider that even a Navy Seal might hesitate at the threshold." (Read the entire NPR review)
"Review" by , "Rachel DeWoskin is that rarest of things: a real writer. She is musical and smart, serious and fun, modern and timeless. Repeat After Me is a masterwork — a hilarious, sad, page-turning masterwork."
"Synopsis" by , Judy Lohden is your above-average sixteen-year-old, with a voice that can shake an auditorium. She should be the star of Darcy Arts Academy, so why is she hiding in a seedy motel room? Perhaps it has something to do with a devastating scandal---and the fact that Judy is three feet nine inches tall. Big Girl Small is a scathingly funny book about dreams and reality, at once light on its feet and profound.
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