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Mammoth

Narrated by: Carly Robins
Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
4 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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The summer before her junior year, paleontology geek Natalie Page lands a coveted internship at an Ice Age dig site near Austin, Texas. Natalie, who’s also a plus-size fashion blogger, depends on the retro style and persona she developed to shield herself from her former bullies, but vintage dresses and designer heels aren’t compatible with digging for fossils.

But nothing is going to dampen her spirit. She’s exactly where she wants to be, and gets to work with her hero, the host of the most popular paleontology podcast in the world. And then there’s Chase, the intern, who’s seriously cute, and Cody, a local boy who’d be even cuter if he were less of a grouch.

It’s a summer that promises to be about more than just mammoths.

Until it isn’t.

When Natalie’s paleontologist hero turns out to be anything but, and steals the credit for one of her accomplishments, she has to unearth the confidence she needs to stand out in a field dominated by men. To do this, she’ll have to let her true self shine, even if that means defying the rules and risking her life for the sake of a major discovery. While sifting through dirt, she finds more than fossils - she finds out that she is truly awesome.

©2018 Jill Baguchinsky. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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This was not what I thought it would be

There was a lot in the premise about Natalie being a larger size but it hardly played a true part in this story. There was a lot of self fat shaming that I couldn't look past. Natalie was super quick to judge other girls immediately by their weight yet was overly offended if/when it was done to her. She was also quick to hate on the other interns who got into the program based on how much money their parents had. She never gave them a chance, only assumed they were horrid people. I could not get behind that.