I was sent this book for review by the author. 🙂
Title: Never Mind My Thigh Gap
Author: Sarah Newton
Genre: Young Adult | Comedy | Romance
Source: eBook sent by author
My Rating: 96%, 4.3/5
“One ordinary girl, one extraordinary moment” There are three things everyone notices about Alice. 1. Her super-hot rugby boyfriend. 2. Her sophisticated, totally gorgeous best friend. 3. Her very noticeable 38-inch long legs.
Alice is tall – just under six feet to be exact – but her self-esteem couldn’t be smaller. When her relationship starts wavering, Alice’s perfectly beautiful best friend somehow convinces her to join a modelling competition, “for a confidence boost.” But Alice is just a normal girl; she loves ice cream too much, has an unhealthy addiction to American TV and lusts after the elusive thigh gap. She can’t even walk in heels, let alone in a bikini, but she finds herself joining Runway Models anyway.
The finale is only a few months away.
Will Alice catwalk her way to self-confidence or fail, proving everyone right? People can surprise you.
First off, going into this book, I kind of had this clear image about how this book was going to go: Shy, quiet girl finds confidence and is now too cool for her douchy boyfriend and dumps him. But gets conceited along the way and finally understands the meaning of being true to yourself. Well, the story did NOT go like that. It kept a very pleasant tone throughout. It was exactly like a Sophie Kinsella! Very fun, refreshing, minimum drama and intensity, and a clear, satisfying resolution.
This is about a girl who is quite, not so confident about her body. But then, ironically gets pulled into participating in a modeling competition by her best friend. Since things are rough between her and her boyfriend, she joins the competition to get herself a distraction. But this like modeling thing changes so may other things for her. You have to read the book to know more. 😉
The book was a perfect blend of friendship, self-esteem issues, cute dresses and self-love. And a dash of romance. So yeah, its not a soppy love story about two people. Rather, its more focused on Alice, our main character and her journey. It almost felt a chick-flicky movie. Almost. In book form though, it feels nice and hilarious. Like I said: Full Sophie Kinsella vibes. Plus, I forgot to mention. It takes place in England!
The writing and the descriptions are great. Very simple prose; easy to get into. We also have a colorful set of characters. They were actually my favorite part of the book. My fav characters were: Maddie, Oscar, Sam and even Isabelle. Very well written. I’d say, if you are trying to go for something light, yet tasteful, go for this. Its a quick, lightning fast read. I was just lazy at picking it up. I now feel ready to dive back into my reading routine!
That’s all I guess! Byeee!!!! 🙂