⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Review – Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner
This review has been made possible thanks to NetGalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK for providing me with an Advance Reader’s Copy in exchange for an honest review. This review is also posted on my Goodreads, NetGalley and Instagram.
Big Summer is about plus-size influence Daphne, who rekindles a friendship with her high school bestie Drue, just before her wedding. Everything that can go wrong does and Daphne is looking into Drue’s past, trying to find out how she went from high school mean girl. This is a story about friendship, forgiveness, and a search into Drue’s family and her secrets.
I love the tie-ins with social media content, the social commentary and discourse about attitudes plus-sized women receive from ‘well-meaning’ friends. It’s also an insight into how mean girls grew up, how their actions had consequences on other people and even how actions can come back to bite you. I was expecting a lighter story, something like an easy read, but the story was much more complex and I really enjoyed it!
The writing in this book flowed really well, I enjoyed the content and I would read it again, though I feel like the surprises would be spoiled for me, but I would be able to trace all the hints and foreshadowing from the start. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a mysterious story about female relationships and friendships. There is a lot of diversity and I think this book does a lot in representing people who don’t usually take centre stage in stories.
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