She knows weight doesn’t define worth. But proving that to the entire student body could ruin her chance at love.
Rory Hutton is tired of everyone in high school hating on her full figure. So after receiving a frightening medical diagnosis, she snaps when the mean queen bee verbally attacks all plus-size girls. But when their argument turns into a bet, Rory has just two months to convince the handsome quarterback to take her to homecoming. Enlisting the help of some curvaceous pals, Rory gets the self-esteem boost and info she needs to relentlessly pursue the sexy football star. But with her vicious rival sabotaging the plan, chasing the dreamy guy could bring about her most embarrassing nightmare…Will Rory’s Hail Mary lead to happiness or heartbreak?
Title: Curvy Girls Can’t Date Quarterbacks (The Curvy Girl Club #1)
Author: Kelsie Stelting
Publication Date: July 31, 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
I really really enjoyed this book! If you liked THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT SWEETIE or REBEL WITH A CUPCAKE, then you’ll like this one.
This book follows a girl named Rory. She is a plus-sized teenager and curvy and has a bit of a low self-esteem. I loved getting to experience this story through her eyes. Sometimes, I just wanted to yell at her how fabulous she was and not to worry what others thought, but self-esteem issues aren’t just fixed overnight. Especially when it comes to body image issues. I loved that the author kept things real in this department, but still very hopeful.
I enjoyed Rory’s relationship with her girl group. It was well written to set up for the rest of the books to come in this series. It was interesting to see what each girl contributed to the group and how they worked with Rory to solve the different obstacles she had to overcome throughout the book.
One thing I felt like could have been handled better was the beginning of Rory and Beckett’s relationship. As they were getting to know each other at the beginning, it can of felt rushed and one-sided. It felt like Beckett was doing a lot of work just to have one decent relationship with Rory. They definitely had chemistry, but I just didn’t feel that chemistry all the time.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book about self-love, first-loves, and familial relationships. I’d recommend this to those who enjoy cute, YA books with a point to prove.
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.