All About Vee (Fat Girls in LA #1)

All About Vee (Fat Girls in LA #1)
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April 10, 2008
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Veronica May ("Big Vee") is a bubbly, gorgeous, confident, eighteen-year-old theater actress from Chester, Arizona. She is also two hundred pounds. She puts off college, her life, and her questions about her mother's death twelve years earlier to care for her widowed father.
Then Daddy announces that he's going to remarry and Veronica feels replaced. She decides, then and there, it's time for Big Vee to shine! She escapes Arizona and follows in the footsteps of her mother, who was an aspiring actress, to Hollywood.

Between shifts with a cute co-worker at the local coffee bar, Vee auditions, falls in love, dumps a toxic friend, learns to deal with love and loss, and finally, finds her place in the spotlight.

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Veronica May, nicknamed Vee, is
the best plus-size actress that the small town of Chester, Arizona has ever
seen. Actually, shes the best actress out of Chester, ever. The sense of
uprootedness she feels from her fathers upcoming remarriage drives Veronica to
follow in the footsteps of her dead mother, Diana, and, more recently, her good
friend Vivian Reed out to L.A. to make it big-time!

Vee isnt prepared for the
cutthroat atmosphere of Hollywood, however. Nobody wants to cast a fat girl,
and people can say one thing and mean another, as she begins to realize, even
Vivianwho goes by Reed now. At least her job at a local cool coffeeshop is
going well. Shes making friends with her coworkers, and there might even be a
developing romantic interest with her manager, Philip. But in a city thats
famous for its backstabbing and disappointments, can Veronica do what her
mother couldnt: overcome all obstacles and stay true to herself?

quintessential feel-good read, with a great message and the perfect blend of
romance and fun! Its greatest strength, of course, lies in its protagonist.
Veronica keeps it real; her reactions, emotions, and actions are the genuine
ones of that girl behind the counter who you just know will make a great friend. I was also appreciative of the fact
that this book wasnt completely about Vee trying to overcome her body image
issues. Yes, its mentioned, as it rightfully should beprejudiced judgments,
unfortunately, still exists everywhere in all formsbut through it all Veronica
remains true to herself. She is not easily broken by harsh words, and insteads
picks herself up and looks forward to the future, where shell kick everyone
elses undeserving butts in auditions and make a name for herself out of her
real talent. Youll want to cheer for Veronica as she develops through this
lovely little book!

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