I want to thank Laura for having me on her blog today to talk about my new bestselling book, BIG is BEAUTIFUL.
BIG is a Young adult/Christian book. (There aren't many of them out there.) It is about a girl who isn't the smallest person ever-- and how she handles high school. She loves God, just not herself.
I think a lot of teenagers (and yeah, even some of us adults) can relate. I was never taunted like Brittany, but I do know what it's like to be on the bigger side of life. Brittany is a character I'd just like to hug and tell her it'll be alright. She's sassy and interesting. She isn't a wallflower, but she does let peer pressure and bullying make her do something she knows in her heart is wrong.
If you have a teenage girl (or even if you like YA books yourself), I'd love it if you checked BIG out. It has gotten some great reviews. I love all my books, but there is something about BIG that really stands out to me. Definitely one of my favorites.
The seven worst words ever spoken came out of Brittany Gregory's mom's mouth at breakfast, "I signed you up for math tutoring." Sure, she probably needs it (probably nothing, she'll fail without it), but the thought of having to stay in that school longer than she had to every day makes her sick. It's not the school's fault... just the few jerks inside.
Brittany's tutor is none other than Matt Taylor, senior quarterback-- all around hottie. At first, she's shy around him because, hello, Matt Taylor! But as he shows more and more unexpected kindness toward her, Brittany softens around him.
Unfortunately for Brittany, Matt's former girlfriend, the beautifully wicked Kendra Moses, has tormented Britt since eighth grade about her weight. In an unusual moment of brains, Kendra realizes Brittany's initials spell B.I.G.-- a hilarious (to the cheerleader) irony since Brittany isn't the smallest girl at school.
With the Red Ball (Valentine's Dance) approaching, Brittany has to decide if her growing feelings for Matt are real, or if he's secretly been playing a part in Kendra's game all along.
The seven worst words ever spoken came out of my mother’s mouth during breakfast. “I signed you up for math tutoring.”
Kelly Martin a southern girl who writes... a lot. She is the author of the bestsellers SAINT SLOAN and THE DECEPTION OF DEVIN MILLER. Her first novel, CROSSING THE DEEP, won the Grace Award for best Young adult novel. By day, she is a teacher. By night, she has her hair in a bun and her fingers on a keyboard. She loves God, is addicted to chocolate, and would rather write than sleep. Kelly loves a good mystery and believes in Sherlock Holmes. You can find her at KellyMartinBooks, Twitter and Facebook.