Thursday, March 8, 2012

BlogHer Book Club: Diary of a Mad Fat Girl

This book was a pleasure to read and to review for the BlogHer Book Club. Stephanie McAfee created a set of characters that anyone would want to hang out with on a Saturday night. Ace is the friend everyone needs to have in their circle of friends and she proves it when she helps her two best friends dig themselves out of troublesome situations. The book deals with many different topics including emotional abuse in a marriage. The author finds humor in the situation while still dealing with a complex topic that is not always easy to read about in a book.

Having said that, this is the type of book that one would take to the beach or on a plane. It's not a "deep" book by any means but it's certainly entertaining. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and following the different story lines. I was a tad annoyed with Ace's reaction to her ex and felt that part of the story could have been dealt in a more mature way but other than that the characters were all people I wanted to get to know better. And Ace's chiweenie Buster Loo just adds to the spark of the story!

This book and the main character reminded me of Stephanie Plum in the series by Janet Evanovich. I hope the self-publishing fairy tale doesn't end here and instead McAfee continues to write books about Ace!

Please join me at the BlogHer Book Club page HERE for more discussions about this book.

This was a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own.

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