Review of The Big F by Maggie Ann Martin

  • Title: The Big F
  • Author: Maggie Ann Martin
  • Publisher: Swoon Reads
  • Publication Date: August 29, 2017
  • Pages: 304
  • Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Goodreads Synopsis:

Danielle effed up. Big time.

Danielle’s plans for the future were pretty easy to figure out… until she failed senior English and her single college application was denied. Suddenly she’s in hot water with very few options, because honestly who applies to a safety school when their mom is a semi-famous “college psychic”?!

Determined to get her life back on track, Danielle enrolls in her hometown community college with a plan: pass her English class and get back into Ohio State and her mother’s good graces. Romance isn’t on her radar… until she reconnects with her childhood crush and golden-boy-next-door, Luke.

Between family drama, first love and finding her own way, Danielle can’t help but feel a little overwhelmed. Thankfully she has her friendship with the snarky and frustratingly attractive Porter, her coworker at the campus bookstore, to push her to experience new things and help keep her afloat.

One thing’s for sure: This time, failure’s not an option.

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ARC of The Big F was provided through NetGalley for an honest review.

I really enjoyed reading The Big F. It had so many layers that really kept it interesting, even when it had pages that felt like a slow part of the story, they still held my attention.

Danielle was such a great character and I really enjoyed reading her journey. In the beginning of the story, she seemed very timid and stressed out. She was so worried about failing her class and she truly looked at it as family her mom. My heart broke for because no child should feel like they are such a monumental disappointment to their parents. Her mother just ticked me off more because all she did was prove that Denialle had a reason to worry. That woman needed to be put in her place.

As the story went on Danielle started making her own decisions and her own plan. She took risks and refused to give up. I was so proud of her character and loved watching her grow. This was definitely her coming of age story and I loved it so much. So many time’s books like these focus mostly on the romance and even though there was plenty of romance, this book was ultimately about Danielle. I think that’s what made The Big F such a great read for me.

So if you are looking for a coming of age tale, with some romance, but an amazing comeback character then you need to read The Big F. It will warm your soul inside and out.


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