Big Girl Small

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Rachel DeWoskin

Narrated By: Tai Sammons

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: May 2011

Duration: 10 hours 0 minutes

Summary:

Judy Lohden is your above average sixteen 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 performingarts 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.

"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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  • Sarah Haque

    It's hard not to fall in love with the narrator of Big Girl Small. It's not so much that she's smart or articulate. Sure, there's that. It's more that she has a perspective on the world around her, and it's not always consistent. And, I always think that's what makes a narrator (or a person) worth loving. Because you can see them learning. Trying to pull in the various things they think so that they have a view of the world, a view that become more and more complete and well-rounded.