Big girl panties

From Andrea Kalinowski
Author:  Stephanie   Evanovich
Title:  Big girl panties
Big girl panties by Stephanie Evanovich caught my eye for two reasons. The first of the reasons being the author’s last name, Evanovich. I later discovered that Stephanie Evanovich is the niece of Janet Evanovich, one of my favorite authors. The second reason the book caught my attention was the title. I have oft heard or read “It’s time for you to put on your big girl panties” and so the title resonated with me. The way I understand the expression is that the time for wailing against fate is over and it is time to confront your demons. The main character, Holly Brennan, used food as a crutch and comforter during her husband’s final days. Now she is overweight and determined to change her life. When a chance encounter puts her in a plane seat next to Logan Montgomery, a personal trainer, it seems fate is lending a helping hand. Logan is, as all personal trainers are, in prime physical condition and snobbish with it. He is one of the perfect people and has difficulty in comprehending how life can sometimes overwhelm personal wisdom. Both characters undergo a needed transformation. Holly’s transformation is only skin deep because inside she was already a fine example of a human being. Logan, through his training of Holly, transforms into a better human being. I enjoyed this book immensely because it demonstrates that growth is always a choice.

The Pretty One

From Teen Book Reviewer Loudmilla
author: Klam, Cheryl
The Pretty One 
Cheryl Klam’s The Pretty One told the story of two siblings’ rivalries. Lucy Fletcher was always the prettiest girl at school who always won over all the guys and to top it off, always got the lead in their school plays. Her younger sister, Megan, always wanted to be like her older sister. Megan thought of herself as ugly and fat, which is why (in her mind) no one ever talked about her and no guys ever liked her. When a terrible accident leads Megan to get plastic surgery, her world just had a 180 flip. Now, boys are suddenly all over her and everyone knows her as
much as they know her sister. After Megan gets her surgery, she gets the lead in her dream guy’s play, taking her sister’s spotlight. Megan feels as if now, nothing can ever bring her down because she’s just as good as her sister. But, when a new face leads to jealousy between the two, their fight just begins.

The Pretty One was a very good book. I would recommend others to read this. It holds a very important message within that I feel should be shared with the world. At first, it didn’t seem as if the book was actually going to be very good, but in the end, it really was worth it. I hope others enjoy this book as much as I did.