Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters

TITLE: My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters (ARC)

AUTHOR: Sydney Salter


PAGES: 345

MY RATING: (3 out of 5)

BACK COVER BLURB: For Jory Michaels, it all comes down to her nose. The big, bumpy monstrosity she calls the Super Schnozz makes her feel different from everyone--her classically good-looking family, her cute-as-a-button best friends, and her gorgeous crush. Jory wants nothing more than the join the "Nice Nose Club" before the start of her senior year. So she gets a job delivering wedding cakes to save up for a nose job at the end of the summer. She even keeps a notebook filled with magazine cutouts of perfect noses to show the doctor. But Jory's quest for cosmetic perfection is unexpectedly derailed when she discovers the people she longs to be like are not as perfect as they seem; and she finally finds a place--and a person--that make her feel like she fits in.

In her hilarious and heartbreaking debut novel, Sydney Salter delivers a story about broadening your horizons, accepting yourself, and finding love right under your nose.

MY REVIEW: This book was so much fun to read. The main character, Jory, is awkward, clumsy, and unconfident--basically a normal girl for her age. These characteristics caused Jory to create some happenings in the book that almost made me feel like I was on a ride at an amusement park because of all of the emotions that went along with the events. I enjoyed the fact that Jory isn't perfect, it allowed me to relate to the story in a way that does not usually happen for me.

I won this book in a contest at Writer Musings.


  1. I adored this book. It was fun to read.

  2. I agree, this book was a lot of fun to read & I loved Jory as well. Can't wait for Sydney's next book! :)

  3. I haven't read this one yet. Thanks for the review. :-)

  4. what a great review. i was contemplating reading this and wasn't sure if i should. thanks for sharing your thoughts!!

  5. I've heard great things about this book! I definitely need to check it out. Thanks for a great review!


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