Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Curvy Girls Club
by Michele Gorman

Publisher: Createspace
Pages: 386
Format: ebook
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Where Confidence is the New Black. Fed up with always struggling to lose weight, best friends Katie, Ellie, Pixie and Jane start a social club where size doesn't matter. It soon grows into London's most popular club - a place to have fun instead of counting carbs - and the women find their lives changing in ways they never imagined. But outside the club, life isn't as rosy.


Kritters Thoughts:  Four friends who may tip the scale meet during a slim down class/workshop and decide that the negativity in the class is not working, but they really enjoy each other's company - and The Curvy Girls Club is formed.

Although Katie narrates the book and is the main character, the author geniusly provides the back stories for the other girls in the club.  I loved hearing how each of them got to the size they are, how they have tried to get the weight off and just generally their stories.  Once the club is created, which is early on in the story, the reader gets to slip into a fantastic story about prejudices against weight and the way people look and how far our society needs to go to accept people just as they are.  I loved that this book took place, in social settings, the workplace, schools and beyond - it encompassed every spot that a person can feel belittled or undervalued.

I am a Michele Gorman fan and this book tops the list for me.  I laughed, I cried and I wouldn't mind a sequel!


Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2015 Challenge: 14 out of 100


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.



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