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Publisher's Summary

Judy Lohden is your above-average 16-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 Arts 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, Prep’s 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.

©2011 Rachel DeWoskin (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“DeWoskin handles the story with the sensitivity of a scalpel and a humor that leaves the reader howling. I was delighted and moved.” (Helen Simonson, New York Times bestselling author)

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boring

omg this book was so so sooooo boring
I couldn't make it through the third chapter

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Almost hard to get through

I love this narrator but the story is hard to get through because of the obliviousness of Judy but at the same time it is accurate as to the way you think when you are a young girl and desperate to have attention from the people you have a crush on

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tai sammons voice of an angel

i am obsessedwith books thatare read by miss sammons. her way of reading brings life

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brave topic

the author did a good job tackling a difficult topic with honesty and grace

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teenagers life in high school, sex, becoming adult

teenagers life
in high school, sex, becoming adult to soon& consequences with your choses you make.

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Interesting

Very interesting story. It keeps you interested for boys and girls. Everybody should read it because it also tells the challenge the girl goes through.

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