Fat Cat

Book review by Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Girl-geek makeover tale with a great healthy eating message.

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 13+

Lots of humorous dialogue

I really liked this book! It was an easy to read page turner--read it in 2 days which is a little unusual for me! The leading character is a witty overweight girl who has a fondness for science. I found the dialogue with her friends to be very engaging. There is a little talk about sex, and the characters are around 17 years old. Her journey to reinvent herself is fun and challenging, as is the surprising underlying incentive to do so.
age 10+


My daughter and i really loved this book i would reccomend it to anyone! but it may be a wee bit innapropriate for some kids...

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Book Details

  • Author: Robin Brande
  • Genre: Body Awareness
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • Publication date: October 13, 2009
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Last updated: March 5, 2019

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