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Big Mouth and Ugly Girl

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Good Book!

In the book Big Mouth Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates, the two main characters are Ursula Riggs and Matt Donaghy. Ursula calls herself "Ugly Girl", and doesn't care what anybody thinks of her. People have to look twice just to confirm that she's a girl, and she doesn't h...
In the book Big Mouth Ugly Girl by Joyce Carol Oates, the two main characters are Ursula Riggs and Matt Donaghy. Ursula calls herself "Ugly Girl", and doesn't care what anybody thinks of her. People have to look twice just to confirm that she's a girl, and she doesn't have many friends. Matt Donaghy is a top student with a lot of friends, and is known for being funny which gets him the title "Big Mouth". He's overheard saying something at lunch with his friends that gets misheard for what he really said. Someone reported his comment, and Matt was soon arrested for giving the school a bomb threat. None of his friends spoke up for him, but Ursula heard what Matt really said and decided to tell the truth. Matt's name was cleared, but he came back to school as a loner and a completely different person. He and Ursula became friends, and slowly started to change each other's lives. Because of this, the theme of the book would be "finding out who you really are can be an incredible journey", because both characters get to know themselves better as they get to know each other.
I liked the plot of the book in general, especially the ending. The book had an appropriate length too. My only complaint was that I think it moved a little too quickly in the beginning, so there wasn't a lot happening in the middle. It's a relatable book for anyone though. Everybody's felt alone or different at one point or another during their lives and this book addresses those feelings through the characters. I would recommend this book for patient readers that are willing to wait for answers, and more exciting parts towards the end. Overall, I think it was a pretty good book, and think that just about anyone would enjoy it.

posted by brtvog on May 18, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Big Mouth and Ugly Girl

It was a pretty good book but, it needed more action like kind of suspense. The ending part was pathetic and there were parts were I would just get lost. I give it 3 stars.

posted by Anonymous on July 18, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    It was good

    I like it and i dont like reading a lot not my think but i got in to this one but i would not read it again

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2006

    Big Mouth and Ugly Girl

    It was a pretty good book but, it needed more action like kind of suspense. The ending part was pathetic and there were parts were I would just get lost. I give it 3 stars.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2006

    Nothing special

    This was a good book, but it didn't always keep me wanting to read more. Certain parts were good, but others went on and on for way too long. This book was interesting and the writing was pretty good, but it definitely didn't leave me with new feelings or leave me feeling like it was one of my favorite books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2003

    It was OK

    The book was exciting and then just stopped being exciting. I got bored in the last 10 or more chapters. The book was good though in the beginning.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2002

    Boring!

    I thought the book was very boring. The major problem only lasted like 2 chapters and then it was over and it talked about nothing!

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