Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Book Review - The Curvy Girls Club by Michele Gorman - Paperback Summer

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Title: The Curvy Girls Club
Author: Michele Gorman
Format reviewed: Paperback
Source: Competition Win
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: 15th January 2015 
Rating: 5 Stars

Can the curvy girls have their cake and eat it?

Meet best friends Pixie, Ellie, Katie and Jane. Fed up with always struggling to lose weight, they start a social club where size doesn’t matter. Soon it’s the most popular place to be – having fun instead of counting carbs. And the girls suddenly find their lives changing in ways they never imagined.

But outside the club, things aren’t as rosy, as they struggle with the ups and downs of everyday life.

In this funny, heart-warming read about normal women learning to love themselves, the curvy girls soon realise that no matter what life throws at them, together, anything is possible . ..

The Curvy Girls Club is formed when friends Katie, Ellie, Pixie and Jane are fed up with slimming clubs and diets that don't work and just want to socialise together and not have to worry about their size. So they start doing more together and focusing on places where it doesn't matter that you are a plus size. 

Before long it soon becomes apparent that there are lots of like minded people and their outings kept growing in size and it soon becomes a business, with the four friends on the board of directors. 

However behind the scenes things are not going as great, as each of the friends, have their own problems to contend with.

The book focuses mainly on Katie, as its from her point of view, and she is torn between two men, and is the initial driving force behind the club. From Katie we learn about the backgrounds of the other girls, including partly why they have become overweight. 

The main themes of The Curvy Girls Club are that you should love your body no matter its size, and to comfortable within your own skin. These are issues that everyone should be able to identify with, as they probably affect someone you know if not yourself. 

There are some absolutely brilliant outings the girls organise for the club, including dining in the dark, where it really doesn't matter what someone looks like, as if you all can't see it is a completely level playing field. 

There are issues of discrimination touched upon, but not in they way they would expect. 

This is an inspiring group of ladies who are determined to not let anything get in their ways. This is not a book about dieting and specifically trying to get thin, although all sorts of fad diets are mentioned, those are not the point of the book. 

I loved this entertaining and refreshing read. 


  1. Great review Rachel, I loved this book and I agree it's not all about women losing weight. Can't wait for the next one xx

    1. Thank you Leigh, I'm so glad you enjoyed the book, and I hope you like The Curvy Girls Baby Club as much! xo

  2. Thanks so much, Rachel, for taking the time to read and review the book! xo

    1. You are very welcome Michele. Hopefully I will get to the others of yours I have on my kindle soon.


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