Y’all. I got my copy of Diary of a Mad Fat Girl by Stephanie McAfee in the mail just before leaving on our two week vacation. I packed it up and didn’t touch it until I got on the flight to meet Andy in Ohio and OH MY WORD it was the absolute best flight of my life.
Seriously, the flight flew by and I was wishing it would last longer so I could keep reading. And the dude next to me kept staring at me funny because I kept laughing OUT LOUD on the plane.
Here’s the deal- Diary of a Mad Fat Girl is the best book I’ve read in a long time. I laughed until I cried at several parts and was so sad when the book ended. It was a fast read because I simply couldn’t put the book down. I will keep this in my night stand to read again and again.
Diary of A Mad Fat Girl is about a girl, Ace Jones, who moved to Bugtussle, MS when she was a kid, moved off to college (at MISSISSIPPI STATE! see, another perk to the book!), and ended up back in Bugtussle teaching Art at the highschool. The story is about revealing the truth and shedding light on many circumstances like the truth about Chloe’s abusive, cheating husband, what is really going on with Principal Catherine Hilliard, and even recognizing the truth about Ace’s love for Mason McKenzie.
Another reason I loved this book was because it was set in Northeast Mississippi and so I knew all of the towns she mentioned and routes they took to get here and there. I absolutely loved the thick southern accent the book had from start to finish. And she hit the nail on the head with the names in the book like Mason McKenzie, Ethan Allen, Gloria Peacock, Molly Belle, and the list goes on. Those southern names were absolutely perfect. After reading the book I was ready to pack up and move back to Mississippi!
Basically, if you couldn’t already tell, I adored this book. It was wonderful in so many hilarious ways. Run, don’t walk, to get this book!
And y’all, just as a side note- Stephanie McAfee, the author, self-published this book as an e-book on amazon first and it got on the New York Times best seller list! How amazing is that?! I can’t wait until her next book comes out!(I was compensated for this review by BlogHer but the opinions are strictly my own.)