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REVIEW: Fat Girls and Pool Parties, by E.A. Kaizen

Knocking on thirty, single, and plus-sized, Nina finds herself stuck in-between a rock and a hard computer desk chair...

E.A. Kaizen’s Nina is a character to root for, and not just because she reminds me of an earlier version of myself. Kaizen skillfully puts her in situations that reveal deeper layers of the wounds Nina hides under her coverup. The ex who swept her off her feet and then promptly dropped her, the well-meaning friend who doesn't fully understand what it is like to exist in the world as a fat woman, the leering interest of someone who sees her as a fetish and not a woman, the ally, and the defiant, resilient inner child who persists because the alternative is unacceptable. This was such a short work, but Kaizen deftly touches on all of these things in a way that doesn't seem preachy. I had to check myself for hoping that Nina would find herself a boo at this party who would appreciate her for being beautiful, sexy and awesome, but what she discovers is much greater.

I really enjoyed reading this story, and can’t wait to read more from this author. 

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