It is not easy to grow up being different. It’s even harder to grow up different when you live in a small town in the shadow of your seemingly perfect older sister. Truly Plaice is born being the biggest baby in town, and sadly her mother dies just after naming her. From this point on in life Truly will continue to face hard realities, and she will also continue to get bigger.
As a child she is tormented by the other students in the class, mainly Bob Bob Morgan, the son of the town doctor, whom also becomes an integral character later on in the story. The first time she is referred to as a ‘giant’ is on her first day in the one room school-house, and by the teacher no less.
Truly faces much more loss through her life, family members, friends and life long enemies, but she also manages to find a purpose within the small town, and even finds love where it was all along.
It is not often that a book comes along that grabs you within the first few lines of the story, but Tiffany Baker introduces characters that you love for all their oddities, and dislike for their flaws. I can’t wait to hear what you all think of this book, I loved it and I hope you agree.
I will be reading this one again.