My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters

My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters It s the end of junior year and summer is about to begin The Summer of Passion to be exact when Jory Michaels plans to explore all the possibilities of the future and with any luck score a boyfri

  • Title: My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters
  • Author: Sydney Salter
  • ISBN: 9780152066437
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Paperback
  • It s the end of junior year, and summer is about to begin The Summer of Passion, to be exact, when Jory Michaels plans to explore all the possibilities of the future and, with any luck, score a boyfriend in the process But Jory has a problem A big problem A curvy, honking, bumpy, problem in the form of her Super Schnozz, the one thing standing between Jory and happinesIt s the end of junior year, and summer is about to begin The Summer of Passion, to be exact, when Jory Michaels plans to explore all the possibilities of the future and, with any luck, score a boyfriend in the process But Jory has a problem A big problem A curvy, honking, bumpy, problem in the form of her Super Schnozz, the one thing standing between Jory and happiness And now, with the Summer of Passion stretched before her like an open road, she s determined for Super Schnozz to disappear Jory takes a job delivering wedding cakes to save up for a nose job at the end of the summer she even keeps a book filled with magazine cutouts of perfect noses to show the doctor But nothing is ever easy for accident prone Jory and before she knows it, her Summer of Passion falls apart faster than the delivery van she crashes In this hilarious and heartbreaking novel, Sydney Salter delivers a story about broadening your horizons, accepting yourself, and finding love right under your nose.

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    1. Forget the intriguing description of the book that you just read on the back of the novel, because I can pretty much sum it up in as little as twenty words, and I don’t even get paid for this: A girl with self esteem issues complains about boys, her big nose, dying a virgin and boys again. Basically, it all comes down to boys. Which, I guess, is pretty typical in a YA novel. So, sounds good, right? Not. It shouldn't be called My Big Nose & Other Natural Disasters; it should just be called [...]

    2. Remember Jennifer Grey from Dirty Dancing? Back then she was a cute young actress with a rather distinct nose that gave her a unique face. In the 1990s she had a nose job that so altered her appearance that she was unrecognizable with the result that her career was arguably over. I found a site with two of the most unflattering pictures of Grey I have ever seen, but they illustrate my point. The change is so great that it's hard to say what the nose job actually accomplished because the before a [...]

    3. MY BIG NOSE is such a fun book! From the first page, I was swept away in a hilarious, endearing story about accepting yourself--flaws and all. In MY BIG NOSE, Jory wants nothing more than to save enough money over her summer vacation to finance a nose job and finally be as beautiful as she wants to be, snare Mr. Right, and be good enough for her perfection-seeking-mother. So Jory gets a job. A job involving delivering cakes and flowers--even though she has no idea how to drive a stick and she wr [...]

    4. My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters is downright hilarious. I had to hide my face multiple times in public when I had tears rolling down my face from stifling laughter.The book is classified as "young adult", but I am 25 and loved it all the same. I would recommend it to all my "not-so-young-adult" friends in a heartbeat.Sydney Salter writes about 17 year old Jory's summer before her big Senior year. Her goals are to knock boots for the first time, find a life passion, and to decide what to [...]

    5. This was such a fun book to read! It was absolutely charming/hilarious/authentic throughout the entire novel! Jory’s character was phenomenal. It’s easy to relate to her and her self-esteem/self-image issues, because honestly if it’s not your big nose, it’s your big ears, your big butt, maybe even your lack of certain assets! But whatever your insecurity is we all deal with it. Salter told Jory’s story though a uniquely hilarious and heartfelt way. It was nice to see Jory overcome her [...]

    6. super sweet ni Gideon :) gusto ko pati yung ugali nya na wala sya pakealam basta gusto nya yung ginagawa nya. wala syang kinakahiya sa sarili nya dahil wala naman syang ginagawang masama. basta sinusunod lang nya yung passion nya na tumugtog ng violin tas ang bait pa nya sa mommy nya. hay ang sweet talaga :) gusto ko ng ganunFAVORITE LINES: "i wanted to shout at them, so what if he has a big nose? are you afraid we might breed and have children with noses so big that when we all sneeze a small t [...]

    7. It's a really good book. I usually don't write reviews but, it was really annoying that in every single chapter had her mention that she was going to die a virgin. It gets annoying after a while.

    8. My big nose and other natural disasters was a great book. It is about a teenage girl named Jory Micheals. She tries to figure out how to have the best possible summer with her final year of high school approaching. She desperately needs a job so she can save up enough money for a nose job that she insists she needs. She gets a job delivering cakes for a bakery. You could say she's not the best driver and as you could imagine that ends in a disaster and a badly damaged delivery truck. Her summer [...]

    9. A book about the drama and tragedy that plagues teenage girls.For real, this book was funny (laugh out loud), and perfect for the klutzy girls you know

    10. This book was one of the cutest, funniest, sweetest reads I've read in a while. Jory is funny, sincere, and honest. She made me laugh out loud countless times. I got a few strange looks when I was reading the part where Jory throws the tantrum while getting her senior photo taken and when she crashes the van. My mom looked at me like I was insane. But it was funny! I couldn't help it!I just fell in love with some of the characters in My Big Nose! Characters like Jory, Tyler, and Gideon made my d [...]

    11. This is such a funny book!Jory is a lovably annoying character with serious self-esteem issues. My Big Nose takes place during the summer before her senior year. The summer she wants to lose her virginity and get a nose job to fix Super Schnozz.In the first half of the novel we watch the events unfold as Jory takes her first job. Just watching her write out the resume was funny enough and paramount to what was to come. Babysitting equalled experienced carer, and driving experience as a delivery [...]

    12. It’s the end of junior year, and summer is about to begin. The Summer of Passion, to be exact, when Jory Michaels plans to explore all the possibilities of the future--and, with any luck, score a boyfriend in the process. But Jory has a problem. A big problem. A curvy, honking, bumpy, problem in the form of her Super Schnozz, the one thing standing between Jory and happiness. And now, with the Summer of Passion stretched before her like an open road, she's determined for Super Schnozz to disap [...]

    13. I approached this book a little differently as I read it aloud with my roommate, and I can't imagine having read it any other way. It was so much fun to read this book with a friend and be able to share our own stories of poor self-image, lousy boy experiences and horrific summer jobs. We could totally relate to this book, and not because we had experienced some trauma that had a profound effect on our lives, but because we are every-day girls who deal with every-day life.Jory Michaels has a pro [...]

    14. It didn't take me long to finish this book. Not because it was short, or because it read quickly, but because I couldn't put it down. Though my high school situation was probably the opposite to the MC, Jory's high school experience, I related to her so much that I had to see how it ended for her.Let's talk about Jory, shall we? Average looking girl, big nose. Desperately pinning her happiness on getting a boyfriend and losing her virginity. She's the kind of girl who likes someone out of her le [...]

    15. For Jory Michaels, it’s all about the nose, that oversized facial feature of hers she’s dubbed the Super Schnoz. It’s the one thing ruining her life, making her look like the adopted daughter next to her classically good looking family and the odd one out among her gorgeous friends, and preventing her hot crush from really noticing her. If Jory could just fix her nose, she knows everything will be better. Enter the plan: Jory gets a job delivering cakes and flowers to foot the bill for her [...]

    16. Courtesy of BLT: booksandliteratureforteens My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters was great narrative by an average teenage girl with some acceptance issues. (Who doesn't right? As for the people who love themselves as is: Good for you!)After finishing her junior year of high school, seventeen year-old Jory Michaels has three things on her summer to-do list: get ride of the Super Schnozz, find her passion (aka land Tyler Briggs as boyfriend), and learn to drive a stick-shift. When both Jory's [...]

    17. Posted at oh-my-books/2010/I like strong women as protagonists, so maybe that's why I didn't connected with Jory. She is very self-conscious and self-doubting, and her big nose is just one of the things she hates about herself. She is very clumsy and her family seems to ignore her because she can't make anything right.Her nose problem seemed so insignificant to me, but Jory takes it very seriously. She thinks its because of her nose that she doesn't have a boyfriend, and she is saving money for [...]

    18. Jory just graduated from junior year at Reno High school. Her and her friends are determined to have the best summer before senior year. The three girls; Jory, Hannah, and Megan want to find their passions this summer. Jory is saving up for a nose job at the end of the summer. Jory comes from a beautiful and talented family. Her brother has won so many awards for school and soccer and is good looking like the rest of the family. Jory is not good in school or sports and thinks she’s ugly becaus [...]

    19. Anyone who has ever been sensitive about a part of their body can sympathise with Jory, the protagonist of this novel. But what is most magical about Jory, isn't the Super Schnozz, but how ordinary she is. Unlike many protagonists she's not gifted, fiercely intelligent or especially feisty - she's just like everyone elsewith some spacial awareness issues. But like everyone else in the known world, Jory's self-conscious, self-doubting and wanting to find herself.This novel is predictable in the e [...]

    20. Reviewed by Grandma Bev for TeensReadTooJory Michaels is going to transform herself before school starts. This is going to be the Summer of Passion; the summer before senior year.The big obstacle to making it perfect, of course, is her nose. Jory is obsessed about her big nosee's just sure that the key to making her life perfect is getting it fixed. She plans to earn enough money for a nose job, then she will be one of the popular kids, and maybe attract the guy she has a mad crush on.Everyone a [...]

    21. I really hated Jory at the beginning of the book. Hated hated hated. My desire to smack her was almost overwhelming my ability to read. It's the summer before her senior year of high school, and all she does is obsess about boys and the size of her nose. The girl has no hobbies and no interest, and she's quite naive, but not in an endearing way. She gets a summer job driving a delivery van for a cake and flower shop in order to save up for a nose job, and spends every moment obsessing about Tyle [...]

    22. I have read a Sydney Salter book before (Swoon At Your Own Risk), and I will admit that I didn't like it much. I DID finish it, though, which basically means I just thought it was ok. When I posted my review of that book, several people suggested that I try My Big Nose and Other Natural Disasters, as it was a lot more funny than Swoon.I did enjoy some of the humor here and there. I wasn't laughing out loud but some of the quips and puns were funny. Sadly, that's about where the majority of my en [...]

    23. Although borderline way-too-long with excessive underage drinking and references to large noses, this book is, in the end, a humorous and uplifting read. I actually laughed out loud several times. Jory (the main character, a seventeen-year-old girl) and her friends make lots of bad decisions involving alcohol, college-age boys, and late-night parties; Jory makes her summer goal to not die a virgin; and practically every other sentence is Jory complaining about her "Super Schnozz." At first these [...]

    24. "tayo'y mga pinoy, tayo'y hindi kano wag kang mahihiya kung ang ilong mo ay pango!"above are lyrics to a filipino folk song which basically says that filipinos shouldn't be ashamed of being snub-nosed. for a while back, i hated hearing this song because i felt it brought attention to my flat, pug nose in all it's glory. it's like when the heavens gave out nose cartilage, i was sleeping in. now the song just makes me smile. i've long grown to accept and love my nose just the way it is.i saw this [...]

    25. For some odd reason, I've been reading a lot of girl-focused teen lit lately.cially since I'm nowhere near the demographic. :) Salter's effort here didn't impress me at all, and I get the impression that she was trying to write the story that she *thought* she should write rather than a *good* story or an *interesting* story.The after-school-special lessons (body image issues, friendship, responsibility, parental relationships) are so overbearing that they diminish the characters themselves. Jor [...]

    26. This romance novel is about a girl named Jory who is expecting great things from the summer before her senior year. Jory feels extremely insecure about her large nose. She constantly feels overshadowed by: her smart and beautiful friend Meg, her cute and bubbly friend Hannah, her skinny-as-a-supermodel mom and her talented and handsome younger brother. Jory is also absolutely obsessed with a boy named Tyler. Too bad, he is the most popular, athletic and gorgeous guy in school. Jory plans to get [...]

    27. Oh my gosh did I have a good time reading this book! I couldn't get to the end fast enough! I think my favorite thing about this book was how many layers it had, for example not one potential love interest, or even two, but three! I mean yeah, I definitely knew who she would end up with but I liked having those few extra challenges for Jory to face! I like how the book mixed a fun summer, romance, learning about yourself, and body/self-esteem issues. It takes A LOT on and I think it does a prett [...]

    28. Let me start off by saying when I added this to my to-read list and forgot my list but remembered the cover and got it at the library I didn't expect much. Even when first starting I said this will just be okay but I was wrong.This narrator is so amazing for the fact that she has issues. Yes you may not have the same exact issue (a big nose so she says) but I related to her so much. I mean we all have something about ourselves we don't like and it seems especially when you are young that the one [...]

    29. So I heard several different takes on this book. Was okay, was not that good, was amazing! I happen to be in the latter class. Sydney Salter made me laugh, cry, and smile throughout the entire process.Jory was relatable in the sense that every teen has self-confidence issues. I know I do. So it was a relief to find one that a problem with herself that was not so outlandish. A nose. Simple, but effective. What she does she solve this problem made me cry my freaking eyes out. She has this entire n [...]

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