Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Dumpster: One Woman's Search for Love by Becky Due

Nicole is an over-weight, low self-esteemed twenty-something woman who is looking for love. The problem is that Nicole associates sex for love.  She has a revolving door for her bedroom, and the backlash is that she still feels low, fat and unloved.  So, she drinks.

When the landlord moves a dumpster below her apartment, Nicole decides to clean up her life.  She starts chucking things out the window into the dumpster.  Old gifts from boyfriends, her fat clothes, junk food and more.  But she still doesn't feel any better, even though she has started to make a change in her life.

But when Nicole stops looking for love, starts working out and taking care of herself, it finds her.  The Dumpster is a candid story pulling no punches.  There are graphic scenes and some choppy writing, but the story does pull through and it thoroughly entertaining.  Author Becky Due gets the message across, even though the characters could have been more developed and the story longer and not so rushed.  All in all, a satisfactory read that would be great for the beach. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Wendy,
    Thank you for taking the time to review The Dumpster: One Woman's Search for Love.
    Becky Due


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