When I first seen the name of the book, I wasn’t sure it would be anything I liked, but after reading the description, I changed my mind:
“Frieda Kunkelheimer knew she wasn’t welcome in the world from her earliest stirrings. She also knew she was big and ugly, as proclaimed by her grandmother on the day of her birth. Though Frieda Kunkelheimer later blossoms into a beautiful and successful Hollywood film star, it had been determined, even before birth, that she was unwanted and unloved.
En route to a film shoot, the embittered, aging actress known as Frie, and Robin, her fearful, phobic gay makeup artist, survive a plane crash in the jungles of Central America only to be held hostage by El Salvadoran guerrillas. Their self-absorbed lives take a backseat to the events of their capture as a bizarre set of circumstances unfold and kindle courage, compassion, and forgiveness they never thought possible.
‘Fat Girl Fairy Boy’ is a darkly humorous tale of family, friendship, and personal discovery. Written in masterful prose, and filled with rich characters, McConkie mixes irony, humor, and pathos while weaving multifaceted storylines into a wildly entertaining adventure. Few experienced novelists fare as well as McConkie in this debut literary event.”
Fat Girl Fairy boy is written by Carol McConkie and is available here
The back story of the main characters was relatable, and I love that! I think many can identify with eating for comfort and how much that can control your life, and being bullied growing up, Reading the transformation of both characters was not only fun, but inspiring. In this book you genuinely dislike the villains and love the heroes.
I do wish that it grabbed my attention a tad earlier in the story as I have a hard time continuing to read when it doesn’t, however I am glad I finished it because it got much better.
Bonus is it is actually 2 books in one, and who doesn’t love more?
Overall I recommend this book, if you read it be sure to let me know what you think
I was given a free book in return for my review, however this does not alter how I reviewed the book, I always give my honest opinions