Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Review - Diary of a Mad Fat Girl

Diary of a Mad Fat Girl
By Stephanie McAfee
Amazon Kindle - $0.99
Nook - $0.99

Ace Jones needs a vacation, but she's not going to get it. What she gets instead is a good dose of scandalous small town politics that takes her on a wild quest for truth and redemption. Things get really complicated when the love of her life, who she hasn’t seen or heard from in over three years, shows up and vows not to leave town until she agrees to marry him. Diary of a Mad Fat Girl is as adventurous as it is entertaining as Ace and her friends delve into illegal surveillance, stalking, and covert operations in a strip club.

I really enjoyed this story a lot. And for 99 cents, you can't beat the price. It's a pretty fast read at 126 pages. The pacing is fast and steady. There are a few things going on. #1 Ace is mad at her friend Lilly who cancelled their annual spring break trip - and Lilly has something shady going on. Then their friend Chloe is once again beaten by her abusive husband, only this time she has a miscarriage. So Ace lets go of some of her anger at Lilly to help both her and Chloe get out of their respective jams. In the meantime she has a mess in her own love life to clean up.

Characters are fun and actually pretty realistic. You feel like you could be friends with everyone in the story, well...except for that abusive husband guy. Also Ace is a plus size main character and she doesn't really care that much about it. She has her moments, like going to the gym, but usually she is pretty comfortable in her skin. I'll let you find out about Lilly and Chloe.

So go buy a copy - as I said, you can't beat 99 cents. It is also a lendable Nook Book so if anyone out there with a Nook or a Nook App wants to borrow it, let me know. :)


  1. Thanks for the review. I'm always looking for new (and especially cheap) books to read. I seem to devour them!

  2. Nice review! I'm always on the lookout for the "short" books these days. With the constant activity at the resort, I dont have alot of time to read a big novel. I think i'm going to have to check this book out. :)

  3. A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud.

  4. This is one of the funniest books I have ever read especially if you have a few pounds to lose. I laughed out loud at several parts. Some parts of it are a little far-fetched, but it's a story.


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