Fat Angie

Fat Angie

eBook - 2013
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Winner of a 2014 Stonewall Book Award! Her 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? Angie is broken—by her can't-be-bothered mother, by her high-school tormenters, and by being the only one who thinks her varsity-athlete-turned-war-hero sister is still alive. Hiding under a mountain of junk food hasn't kept the pain (or the shouts of "crazy mad cow!") away. Having failed to kill herself—in front of a gym full of kids—she's back at high school just trying to make it through each day. That is, until the arrival of KC Romance, the kind of girl who doesn't exist in Dryfalls, Ohio. A girl who is one hundred and ninety-nine percent wow! A girl who never sees her as Fat Angie, and who knows too well that the package doesn't always match what's inside. With an offbeat sensibility, mean girls to rival a horror classic, and characters both outrageous and touching, this darkly comic anti-romantic romance will appeal to anyone who likes entertaining and meaningful fiction.


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May 20, 2019

An utterly wonderful novel about a fat teen whose persona, Fat Angie, rules her life. Just prior to when we meet Angie, she had a public melt down after cutting her wrists. I appreciate how she is realistically atypical in a social setting, and not a redeemable "cute nerd" that I so often see in young adult novels. There are some heavy topics -- the suicide attempt, bullying, fat shaming, coming out, and a sister in the military who has gone missing -- so it may be appropriate for a teen to read this with his/her/their parent ready to answer questions. Or, better yet, do a buddy read.

Dec 07, 2017

This book will touch the lives of everyone who reads it :)

LAYNE_A Sep 03, 2014

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.

mawls Jun 13, 2014

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.

Apr 23, 2014

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

JCLBethM Feb 10, 2014

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.

harleyboo Sep 13, 2013

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 :)

amcewen10 Jun 15, 2013

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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Jan 04, 2017

"You're afraid of everything. And I know it. And that's why you don't like me."

May 01, 2014

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

May 01, 2014

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

May 01, 2014

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


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Jun 17, 2017

indigo_dove_104 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 99


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Jul 03, 2014

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


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