No Big Deal is a fierce and body-positive celebration of friendship, first crushes and loving yourself
'No Big Deal is an iconic love song to everyone out there who knows that life isn't one size fits all'
Julie Murphy, bestselling author of Dumplin'
Emily knows she's smart. Emily knows she's funny. Emily knows she's awesome. Emily knows she's fat.
She doesn't need anyone to tell her any of these things - she likes herself and she likes her body. She just thinks it's time everyone else caught up.
With a newly-slim bestie, a mum knee-deep in fad diets and increasing pressure to change, Emily faces a constant battle to be her true self. But when she meets gorgeous Joe, things start to change. Somehow, she's going to have to convince everyone, including herself, that it's no big deal.
No Big Deal is a funny and inspiring debut YA novel from Bethany Rutter: influencer, editor and a fierce UK voice in the debate around body positivity.
Bethany Rutter is a journalist and blogger who writes about fat bodies, plus size fashion and body politics including the benefits and limitations of body positivity. She works in marketing at a plus-size fashion brand and is an occasional DJ. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, Telegraph Magazine, Vogue, Dazed, RedOnline, The Debrief and others. She co-hosts the podcast What Page Are You On? and is the author of Plus+, a coffee table book offering style inspiration for everyone.
Bethany Rutter's debut is full of fierce heart and the body positivity you needed as a teen and still do today. No Big Deal is an iconic love song to everyone out there who knows that life isn't one size fits all!
Julie Murphy, author of Dumplin'
Get ready to fall in love with Emily, the heroine of No Big Deal, by journalist and body politics blogger, Bethany Rutter. Emily is unapologetically fat and unapologetically awesome - she absolutely knows her worth. But when she meets Joe, self-doubt begins to creep in and Emily has never had to fight so hard to stay true to herself. Teens will love this funny, relatable and inclusive novel.
Red Magazine - Sarra Manning