Tuesday, June 22, 2010
by Robin Brande
# of pages: 336
Age Range: 13/14+
You are what you eat. . . .
Cat smart, sassy, and funny—but thin, she’s not. Until her class science project. That’s when she winds up doing an experiment—on herself. Before she knows it, Cat is living—and eating—like the hominids, our earliest human ancestors. True, no chips or TV is a bummer and no car is a pain, but healthful eating and walking everywhere do have their benefits.
As the pounds drop off, the guys pile on. All this newfound male attention is enough to drive a girl crazy! If only she weren’t too busy hating Matt McKinney to notice. . . .
I don't know what it is about purple books but behind their plum colored covers seems to always lie a great story. Fat cat - although not my favorite purple cover - was no exception.
The story starts off with our main character Cat, painfully aware of her size and desperatly wanting a change. A great science project allows her the perfect oppertunity to shave off the pounds and revert back to a healthy lifestyle - one filled with veggies, fruits, girl jeans, boys, and kissing. The more Cat changes physically, them more she changes emotionally as well. And it is Cat's inspiring change and overall development that made this story great. But it was Cat's funny and shockingly real voice that made the story great for me.
Robin Brande expertley wove together this story, with solid facts and fun fiction, and a lifestyle that even the biggest of us candy junkie's would envy. There were plenty of times throughout this story where I wanted to leave the book, and go for a jog, and maybe eat an apple while I'm at it.
If anythin,g I would say this story is inspiring. A well written, original plot, fun characters, romance and a powerful message bearing story all rolled into one. You could say I liked this book. Another bonus for me were the short chapters. They worked well for the book and made the story easier to pause through because I could stop practically wherever I needed to without stopping mid-chapter.
I definitly suggest this book for those of you wanting to read a funny, yet inspirational tale. Also check out the following:
How to say goodbye in robot: Natlie Strandiford
Very Le Freak: Rachel Cohn
Suite Scarlett: Maureen Johnson
Evolution, me and other freaks of nature: Robin Brande
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Buy Fat Cat at Amazon.