The Next Big Thing Review

PUB DATE: March 2005

This is the first time I read something by Johanna Edwards. I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. In fact so much that I read it all in a day. This was how I spent my Saturday. Once I started reading it I couldn’t put it down.

The Next Big Thing is about a girl named Kat. She is 231 pounds. She works in a PR firm and has an Internet boyfriend, Nick. Nick lives in England. He is tall, dark and handsome. He works for a British magazine. The met online several months ago and correspond by email and phone calls. Nick has sent Kat pics and Kat sent an older photoshopped version of herself. Nick thinks that Kat is a size 4.

One morning at work her best friend, Donna slides the newspaper to Kat pointing out and article that is announcing a new reality show looking for people to take part in. The show is called From Fat To Fabulous. With only days to get her audition package in Kat decides to go for it she figures she has nothing to loose except the weight. She figures that when she looses the weight she will agree to finally meet Nick who really wants to meet Kat. Kat has been finding all kinds of excuses to get out of meeting him.

Kat goes through the audition process and gets accepted and is relieved cause Nick is sending Kat a package and she is worried it is really Nick. So off to LA Kat goes to have her struggles filmed for everyone to see. She is one of six contestants who will live in a LA mansion. In the third month there is a twist to the game and Nick ends up in the house. He is upset with Kat for the lies she told and ignores her. Then one night she kisses Jagger the show’s host. He has been flirting with Kat. Things only get worse for Kat. Jagger is there for Kat. Although she doesn’t win the show she does discover what kind of guy Nick really is and in the end she does get her happy ending.

Looking forward to reading more from Johanna.

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