Release Date: August 5, 2010
Age Group: Young Adult
Received From: Publisher
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
“This is the unbelievable story of how I went to college, gained twenty-five pounds, got dumped by my boyfriend, failed physics and became a worl…more “This is the unbelievable story of how I went to college, gained twenty-five pounds, got dumped by my boyfriend, failed physics and became a worldfamous supermodel.”
So begins the Cinderella story of Beatrice Wilson, whose life changes overnight when she’s discovered by a scout for the oldest, most prestigious modeling agency in America—for their plus-sized division.
Now she must find the confidence to vanquish skinny rivals, fend off sleazy photographers, and banish scheming frenemies in her rise to superstardom, all while trying to get her ex-boyfriend back. But Bee learns that to win prince charming, you first have to find a way to love yourself.
I was very very pleasantly surprised with Plus! It’s a feel good kind of read. Bee is just your normal 17 year old girl, well, except she is already in collage, but other than that she could be any other teenage girl. So when she gains 25 pounds and becomes a plus size model no one is more surprised than Bee.
I don’t usually enjoy fluff, and while this book is definitely fluffy, it’s also a lot of fun. Bee did some silly things at times, but nothing too over the top. Her whole relationship with Brain was a little annoying, but Bee needed to go through something like that to help her find herself. That’s really what this book is all about. Bee coming into her own and learning to love herself. By the end of the book I really loved Bee and all her friends.
I have always had a fascination with the modeling world. I used to be addicted to America’s Next Top Model. Thankfully I have kicked that habit, but it was so fun reading about the photo shoots and behind the scenes action. We are hearing it from a very knowledgeable source too. Veronica Chambers is a journalist who’s work has appeared in Vogue and Glamour.
All in all, Plus by Veronica Chambers was a very fun read. Bee will have you giggling throughout! Before you know it, you will be turning the last page and wanting more!