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Fat Angie

Charlton-Trujillo, e. E. (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Fat Angie's sister was captured in Iraq, she's the resident laughingstock at school, and her therapist tells her to count instead of eat. Can a daring new girl in her life really change anything?
Authors: Charlton-Trujillo, e. E.
Title: Fat Angie
Published: Somerville, Massachusetts :, Candlewick Press,, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 264 pages ;,21 cm
Summary: Fat Angie's sister was captured in Iraq, she's the resident laughingstock at school, and her therapist tells her to count instead of eat. Can a daring new girl in her life really change anything?
Local Note: 1 3
ISBN: 9780763661199
0763661198
Branch Call Number: YA CHA
Statement of Responsibility: by e. E. Charlton-Trujillo
Subject Headings: Ohio Juvenile fiction. Overweight persons Juvenile fiction. Schools Juvenile fiction. Friendship Juvenile fiction.
Topical Term: Overweight persons
Schools
Friendship
LCCN: 2012942623
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Sep 03, 2014
  • LAYNE_A rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I am a big fan of YA "problem" novels, but this may have a few too many issues thrown in the mix. The dialogue is often clunky and tries a little too hard to sound hip. The drama never quite lets up and yet the romance is not fully explored. There is always room for more LGBTQ fiction for teens, but this one would not be at the top of my recommended list.

Jun 13, 2014
  • mawls rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Angie has to deal with a lot. Everything from her distant and not-so-nice mother to being bullied at school for her weight. This story deals with heavy topics like cutting, bullying and war, but while heavy, it portrays a realistic experience of one girl in high school. If you like to read stories where people overcome the odds stacked against them without it working out perfectly, this is a good one to check out.

Best thing Is the fact that she's gay isn't front and centre, there's a bigger background story

Feb 10, 2014
  • JCLBethM rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Awesome story! This would be a good read for a mother & daughter or for a book group. There are numerous topics that could lead to wonderful discussions.

Sep 13, 2013
  • harleyboo rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I agree with amcewen10. This is a good book for anyone who feels like they don't belong or are "coming out". Touching and very real. It's sad to think that for some people this is a way of life. I would love to meet Fat Angie and give her a hug :)

Jun 15, 2013
  • amcewen10 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I would recommend this book to any teen or adult. This book made me cry it made me sad and a little angry. This book is a great read.

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Coarse Language: Yeeahhhhh.... Not too bad but there are a few f bombs, 6/10

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“The word fit. It was the perfect size. And that was okay.”

“There was a girl. Her name was Angie. She was happy.”

“There was a girl. Her name was Angie. She was fat.”

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