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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Reviewed by hoopsielv for TeensReadToo.com
She's got to find a way to get him back and becomes obsessed about it. Then she meets Chela, who once used...
She's got to find a way to get him back and becomes obsessed about it. Then she meets Chela, who once used to date "Lyin' Brian." She convinces Bee that he's not worth it and the two become fast friends. Bee is enjoying life again and realizing that while she still misses Brian, she will be okay.
Bee is launched into the world of modeling when she is "discovered" by an agent. The plus-size realm is competitive, and Bee becomes an instant enemy with Savannah Hughes, who is at the top of all the campaigns. Bee is whisked to far away places, wearing amazing clothes, and attending premieres and award events. Even Brian comes crawling back to her!
Can Bee juggle it all - her dream of being a pediatrician, a modeling career, plus her boyfriend and friends? Not to mention Savannah, who insists on knocking her down whenever possible?
This was a terrific novel that moves very quickly. I didn't want to put it down!
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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Plus: An interesting plot, but a few aspects were lacking
What I liked: I liked how the ...
What I liked: I liked how the book handled the issue of self-confidence. It gave me the impression that women shouldn't apologize for being plus-size, and that all women should embrace the bodies they have. Bee was given an exercise routine, which I thought also had a nice message (you don't need to be super-thin, but you should develop healthy habits). I liked Bee, to a point, and I loved Chela, Bee's closest friend. Chela became an important support for Bee, and encouraged her to get out of her comfort zone.
What I didn't like: Brian, and some of Bee's choices involving him. He was a horrible jerk, and I wish that Bee had realized what a disrespectful guy he was before he started to get in the way of her job. I also didn't like that Bee started bailing on her friends for her modeling pals. I'm a firm believer of being able to split time between friends. The story was also fairly predictable once Bee was recruited to model. This was a bit of a bummer for me, because I had enjoyed the first portion of the book. Finally, there was a scene in the book where a character gets drugged, and there aren't really any serious consequences for this. While this obviously happens in reality, I really wanted that character to find a way to get some retribution.
Overall, it was a decent read. There were a few things that bothered me over the course of the book, but Bee remained a fairly likable character.
posted by acornucopiaoflove on June 12, 2010Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 25, 2010
finally a story about plus size models
First page got me rooting for our heroine already. Her name is Beatrice but all her friends and family call her Bee. She is 5 foot 8 inches tall, 17 year old pre-med at Columbia (yes, absolute brain child. Her father is a scientist and her mother is an economist) and "had" a perfect boyfriend - Brian. Until he dumped her claiming she's so immature for his 19 year old male bravado. Seriously! wait till you read what a jerk he is. Anyway... Bee then started eating her emotions. She gained 25 lbs. from too much Chinese take out, Indian food delivery, Pizza, Ice Cream, etc... Then one day while waiting for her best friend Consuela (Chela), who by the way insist that they become friends after she found out that they dated the same Lying Brian. An agent spotted her eating at Dean de Luca, her name is Leslie from Chesterfield Modeling Agency and said she resemble a super model named Suzanne Hughes and that she is looking for a plus size model. With a little push from Chela she went and got the modeling contract that changed her life.
It is such a relief not to read anything about a model who either possess the perfect figure, young, rich and absolutely beautiful but so emotionally distraught and/or a complete primadonna. Or a model who keeps her figure by means of self induced regurgitation. I've been looking to read something like Bee for a while now. It was really interesting reading how a plus size model can make it big on present day society. I love how she made a difference even though skinny models / people in this book tried to put her down. Sure she did the gig so she can win her ex-boyfriend back. That was my only problem with Bee. I wanted to shake her, tell her to open her eyes and stop being so naive, but I guess first love makes us do some crazy and pathetic things. And at the end everything worked fine. I can also see why the people in her world admired her right away, she is really the prefect role model. Comfortable with her weight, a dean's lister even with her insane bookings, and she's down to earth. One thing's for sure Bee will never get fired like real life super model Filippa Hamilton because someone think she was too fat to wear their designer line.
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Posted March 28, 2012
Posted August 27, 2011
A good light read...
I decided to read this book because the author was coming to my school and I thought I should read a piece of her work before she came. This was a good book and I enjoyed it. It is by no means my favorite book but it was a nice break from all the Twilight, Pretty Little Liars, and Lying Games books I have been reading. The book deals with self image and has a little humor mixed in.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 9, 2009
Plus is awesome!
Bee Wilson is a 17 yr. old freshman at an Ivy League school. After a bad breakup with her boyfriend, Brian, she gets discovered a coffee shop to be a model. With all the work this means she doesn't have much time to hang with her new friend,Chuela or tutor the hot, future rap star, Kevin. Soon after she gets discovered she becomes super famous named the next Savannah Hudges. Well, Savannah Hudges doesn't like this and before you know it savannah Hudges is out to get her. But Bee has other things to worry about like her self-esteem problems and her decresing grades. Also, she has to figure is fame going to her head, especially since she keeps blowing off her friends. In the end will bee get it all: the good grades, the boy, the fame,and her friends.I guess you'll have to figure it out. Plus is a great book. It keeps you guessing until the very end.This book is great for people whole fashion and drama.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 5, 2011
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