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The Next Big Thing

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  • Posted May 15, 2011

    Oh My #####!

    I recently read a review demanding that a pre-order price of $10.99 be boycotted as waaay to expensive and exploitive of e-book buyers. I saw no problem since a hard cover of a new book would have been more. But... Oh My Glory!!! $17.99 for an e- book is way too much. The only book I would pay that kind of money for on my Nook is a text book. If there was to be a boycotted price, this should be it. The stars aren't real in my shock my finger went into riggor and skipped,, now I can't take them back. LOL!

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  • Posted August 4, 2010

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    Left Me Wanting More...

    I couldn't decide whether I liked or hated this book. The story itself was very engaging, I read it quickly because I wanted to see what happened. I didn't find it very authentic, though. The dialogue between characters is awful, so unrealistic. The characters were saying things to each other that didn't make sense, considering we did not know enough background info about each character. If you are going to have someone spout out the cruel things that many characters in this book did, you need to show why that character is like that, in my opinion. So many of the characters were under-developed. I never really connected to the main character, Kat. I didn't find her commentary on being overweight to be extremely authentic. There is almost no talk of the actual process of losing weight on the show, it focuses much more on the "drama" and the weight-loss aspect took a backseat to everything else. Despite this, I did enjoy it as a quick read, but one I probably won't remember.

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  • Posted October 29, 2009

    The Next Big Thing is a take off of the biggest loser without really having to do the real hard work

    For the most part, I found the book funny and entertaining. I am glad that someone finally work about large women. We are more the norm than the skinny models and the fashion world should pay attention to us. She brought those issues to light and dealt with them adequately. I would recommend this book. It's not my favorite but I enjoyed the ending.

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  • Posted April 16, 2009

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    If you're looking for a quick read, this is it.

    I was very excited to read this book so when it arrived in the mail I immediately started reading it. I finished it later that day and felt completely void. It was a fast, easy read and I just couldn't put the book down, but it was predictable and rather silly. If you're in the mood for something like that then I would recommend The Next Big Thing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2006

    Reality TV Gone Paperback

    This book is just like watching reality TV only you get contestant, Kat's, POV all the time. I enjoyed reading about the reality TV process but some of the character's were a little cliche. Some of the twists were predictable. Overall, Kat or Katrina is a likable character with a reaslitic lifestyle. The author did an excellent job in describing her ongoing battle with obesity. A fun read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2005

    A bit disappointing

    The beginning of the book really captured me. I really enjoyed the characters. I have one major problem with this book, however, it ends with the message it starts out to disprove! The character's big revelation is that losing weight will not solve all of her problems, however that is just how the book ends. She is 40 pounds lighter, a star, and has a lovely boyfriend. I think that is the major flaw of the book. It seems like the beginning is strong then the author fails to fully develop the ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2005

    A fun, quick read

    I wouldn't call it inspirational, but it was light and fun. The Next Big Thing is good book for a lazy weekend, you'll finish it in no time!

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    Posted April 28, 2009

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