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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 4
ISBN: 0763661198
9780763661199
Branch Call Number: YA CHA
Statement of Responsibility: by e. E. Charlton-Trujillo
Subject Headings: Friendship Juvenile fiction. Schools Juvenile fiction. Overweight persons Juvenile fiction. Ohio Juvenile fiction.
Topical Term: Friendship
Schools
Overweight persons
LCCN: 2012942623
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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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