Truly Plaice is a not really a giant, but a large, sturdy girl then an even larger, sturdier woman. Her life is made more difficult by having a mother who died in childbirth (giving birth to the giant baby, herself) and having an older sister who is petite and beautiful.
The circumstances Truly finds herself in seem to be taken with a grain of salt, all through her life till she finally seems to come alive and makes some radical decisions. And she follows through on them.
I've read other books about giants (The Giant's House: A Romance and The Girl Giant: A Novel) and they're just as good as The Little Giant of Aberdeen County. I'd recommend them all.
Author: Tiffany Baker