Big Girl Small: A Novel by Rachel DeWoskin


Sixteen-year-old Judy Lohden attends a performing arts high school where her big, beautiful voice should make her a star, but instead she’s hiding out from the national news media in a motel on the edge of town having been marked by a school controversy that has something (but not everything) to do with her 3 foot 9 nine inch frame.  A fabulous heroine, painfully accurate depiction of high school, and engaging story make this a book you don’t want to miss.

Looking for more hopeful but heartbreaking books featuring teen protagonists?  Here are 3 of my favorites:

Tell the Wolves I’m Home: A Novel by Carol Rifka Brunt

The Language of Flowers: A Novel by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Heft: A Novel by Liz Moore

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