Title: My Big Nose & Other Natural Disasters Author: Sydney Salter Publisher: Graphia Number Of Pages: 345 Publication Date: April 6th,2009
Synopsis from back of book: “If I got this job, I could become a member of the Nice Nose Club in time for senior year. All I needed was approximately $5,000 and two weeks of initial recovery time…Super Schnozz would be defeated. One last sniffle, then bye-bye.”
WELCOME TO THE SUMMER OF PASSION. For seventeen-year-old Jory Michaels, that means three sun-and-fun-filled months of spending time with her best friends, obsessing over her crush, trying to find something she is passionate about, and…saving money for a nose job. Jory is determined to lose the big, honking, bumpy monstrosity she calls the Super Schnozz—one thing standing between her and happiness.
So accident-prone Jory takes a job delivering wedding cakes to save up for surgery; she even keeps a book filled with magazine cutouts of perfect noses to show the doctor. To find her passion, she tries yoga; she tries becoming a foreign film buff; but nothing is quite as interesting as finding a boyfriend. And that can’t happen until Super Schnozz disappears...right?
Jory is in for some big surprises when her passion finds her—and she discovers the beautiful people she longs to look like are not as perfect as they seem. In her hilarious and heartbreaking debut novel, Sydney Salter delivers a story about broadening your horizons, accepting yourself, and finding love right under your nose.
Review: My Big Nose & Other Natural Disasters is a great debut novel. I found myself either smiling, laughing, or upset. I really liked Jory, she was a likeable character but I found at times that she was just a tad bit too whiny. While, I really liked Jory I didn’t like her supposedly best friend Megan, she seemed like a backstabber from the beginning. Hannah her other best friend was funny, but I didn’t like her all that much. Gideon was a much better character and I found that he was hilarious.
The plot was interesting. Girl wants a new nose to fit into her “pretty” family. I wasn’t so sure about the beginning of the book. The middle of the book was interesting. But, the ending was perfect and made the book all the better. All in all, this was a great quick, light summer read.
I recommend this book if you like romance, feel good novels, and YA novels.