A hilarious heart-warming read about normal women with normal problems. Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella and Bridesmaids.
Pixie, Ellie, Katie and Jane have been best friends since meeting at Slimming Zone. Tired of being judged on the number of calories they consume, they decide to form a different kind of club. The fun evenings they spend together, not worrying about their size, make them happier than they’ve been for years!
But the club doesn’t stop real life from getting in the way and together the girls have to address some much bigger issues than just their weight…
Will Pixie ever be brave enough to leave her abusive husband Trevor? Can Jane ever regain her confidence and go back to work as a TV presenter? Will Katie always carry a torch for the office lothario? And what if Ellie lets her all-consuming jealousy destroy her relationship with ‘The One’?
I give it - 5/5
My review - This is such an extraordinary story. From start to finish!
The first thing that caught my eye was the quote at the beginning from Michele, 'For all women of every shape and size. There's so much more to us than meets the eyes.' That really had me intrigued and I just had to carry on and then I didn't put this book down till I finished it and I didn't want it to be over.
I won this book from Avon UK and I've not really read that much Chick-lit before but this one was just WOW.
It really connected with me on another level, talking as the curvy girl I am this just made me feel more confident and it really opened my eyes.
Each character was just amazing in their own way. I really liked how this story was so close to home with the truth of women and men who deal with weight issues and also family/friends issue, and even strangers and this story really hits all those targets.
There's another quote from this book that I loved which was, 'You eat healthily most of the time. You do exercise. I just think we should all stop beating ourselves up because we're not models.' Which is so true! Being skinny is something you don't have to be. Because of media nowadays everyone thinks they have to be stick thin but we don't and this book really proves that.
If you're ever feeling sad about your weight get a copy of the Curvy Girls Club and give it a read you won't regret.
Plus there is now a Curvy Girls Club for real which I think is amazing and it will bring everyone together and once you've surrounded yourself with friends it will be great.
Michele has written such a fantastic book that I can't wait to read more from her.