Saturday, April 3, 2010

Size Eight in a Size Zero World - A Review

Size Eight in a Size Zero World - Meredith Cagen (author for review)

Product Details (from B&N)

  • Pub. Date: November 2009
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Format: Paperback, 340pp

Synopsis (from B&N)

Meet Lindsay Chandler-a 32 year-old New York working wife and mother with old-fashioned values who thinks she's living a fairy tale life (she's not). Then an unexpected friendship with her upstairs neighbor (he is smart, successful, sophisticated and sexy- she's not) unleashes her passion and re-ignites her sparkle. This liaison causes her to question the way she lives her life. Yearning for a storybook ending, she decides to make changes in her life, embarking on a quest for self re-invention.

My Thoughts:

To be honest I didn't like the book much at first. The husband just irked me to no end and the main character acting like a dutiful doormat irked me even more. With that said, I actually ended up enjoying this book. I continued reading and realized that I had become involved with the characters. I'm still not sure when that happened but it did . I found I wanted to see if the main character ever realized she deserved better. Better than her husband, better than the man she choose to have an affair with. This really is more about a person learning to love themselves and not relying on others to prove their self worth. I like a book that ultimately sends out a positive message.

So after a slow start, I can say I enjoyed this book and am glad I got a chance read it.


Irene said...

Sound like you were very patient. I'm not sure I'd be able to do that. I'm presently reading a book I thought I'd love and it's taken me till page 81 and weeks (off and on) to get to say o.k. I think I'll keep reading it. I've read 4 other books in between and I'm a slow reader.

Becky said...

I am pleased that you found it fulfilling in the end.

Manderiffic said...

I'll have to check this one out...I'm a sucker for chic lit no matter how bad it starts out. As long as it ends well I'm a happy girl. :)