Shuchi Singh Kalra’s I am big so What? is one of the thought provoking book. It focusses on the carefree living and it challenges those sterotypical notions about fat people and even the marriage alliances. The book is famous for its witty language which takes away the hearts of the readers.
Cover- The cover of the book is colourful and it has a picture of a girl who seems plumpy but still manages to look classy. This gives us a slight idea that the story highlights the life of a plumpy or fat girl.
Title- The title is perfect and the story revolves around it. The way the author has used the title with a question mark is actually a Rhetorical question and in a way challenges the changing in progress society.
Plot- The plot is crisp and doesn’t lose focus till the end. It elucidates the life of Roli who has low esteem because of her oversized body. She face rejections at many places but doesn’t lose hope until she comes across her seventh suitor who is just like her. The way she overcome her fears, find herself is the rest of the story.
Characterisation- The author has beautifully portrayed her characters. Every character is given special importance and have their set of stories to tell. The way the author has drawn the portrait of Roli is mind blowing and we instantly fall for her.
Kabir Wagh’s character is most apppreciable. He has that appealing style which one cannot ignore. The way he does everything for Roli and look after her looks so cute. Whereas, the other characters also surprise us with their set of ideas.
Style- The author has used third person narrative and paired up with impersonal descriptions. Further, the witty style is surpassable. The language is simple and lucid. The dialogue structure is impressive and the author has amazingly added humour and emotional drama in this book.
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About the Author
Shuchi Singh Kalra is the author, freelance writer, editor and blogger with bylines in major Indian and international publications.
She is the owner of Pixie Dust Writing Studio, a writing and editing firm that services a global clientele, and the Indian Freelance Writers Blog. She has started dabbling in fiction only recently and her first book, Done With Men (published by Indireads), has received rave reviews from readers and reviewers alike. Her short stories have appeared in Love Across Borders, Stories For Your Valentine and NAW Anthology 2013. ‘I’m Big. So What!?’ is her second book.
Before she took to writing, Shuchi was an Optometrist at one of India’s leading eye hospitals. Traveling is her first love and she leads a happily nomadic life with her fauji husband and livewire toddler. Pay her a visit at www.shuchikalra.com.