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Book Reviews of Big Summer

Big Summer
Big Summer
Author: Jennifer Weiner
ISBN-13: 9781501133527
ISBN-10: 1501133527
Publication Date: 4/6/2021
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Book Type: Paperback
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4 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

njmom3 avatar reviewed Big Summer on + 1361 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
The cover and the title of Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner imply a summer beach read about a "big" girl and the trials and joys that entails. Some of the story is definitely that. Much to my surprise and delight though, part way through, the book turns into a mystery. It is still a quick, easily read, summer beach read, just not exactly the one I expected, and that is a good thing in this case.

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Readnmachine avatar reviewed Big Summer on + 1439 more book reviews
Not her best, but still an entertaining read.

When former Mean Girl Drue comes back into Daphne Berg's life bearing apologies and begging Daphne to be the Maid of Honor at her upcoming wedding, Daphne yields, partly as a gesture of foregiveness and partly because explosure at this major social event will enhance her on-line career as a social influencer.

Halfway through, Weiner switches genres, and the book becomes a murder mystery heavily dependent on inconsistent characterization and a crushing number of coincidences.
flyinggems avatar reviewed Big Summer on + 433 more book reviews
I thought it was a chik lit book half way through it became a mystery. It was interesting and entertaining but with the title and cover I was hoping for something different.
MsJenniferK avatar reviewed Big Summer on + 28 more book reviews
Big Summer was a very surprising and gripping read!
It started out as what seemed to be a typical Chick Lit, beachy read. But things were NOT what they seemed and it quickly turned into a murder mystery!
It was comprised of likable and diverse characters and weaved together some of the following:

- Stereotypical high school mean girls

- Body positivity at any size

- Forgiveness

- Family betrayal and long-hidden secrets

- Dangers of social media to mental well-being and happiness
To sum it up, I was just incredibly impressed with a near perfect execution of such diversity in plot, characters, and the issues addressed!