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January 24, 2010

Fat Cat

Title: Fat Cat
Author: Robin Brande
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 13, 2009
Received From:  Library

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. . . .

This was a really powerful book. I felt that Robin poured herself into this novel, because you can't write a book about such a personal issue without having some back story. Maybe I am wrong but that is the impression I got.

Cat is a like-able character she is funny and unlike many other fat book main characters she does not really look down on herself. Because I am scientifically minded as well I enjoyed how she made changing her life into an experiment. All of the nutrition advice, while sometimes being too much, was informative, and interesting. This book really inspired me to get up and eat healthier.

Besides the nutrition aspect, the love story was really cute, while sometimes being obvious, i really loved Matt, and her other friends were so wonderful. I would love to be friends with any of these characters.

I enjoyed this book, it made me look at my eating choices through a good plot, and a cute love story. One of my favorite books I read in 2009.



  1. Good review! I wasn't sure if I wanted to read this, but your review convinced me otherwise. =]

  2. great review. I probably would never have considered reading this before but now I think I will order it form my library. Thanks!

  3. AS a BBW myself I do think big is beautiful. I am very proud of my size. I also have met many plus size friends on a BBW dating club called *********** bigboobfriends.com ***********. We are very popular here because we know size is only a number.

  4. I've seen this book sitting on shelves before and I've wanted to pick it up, but had some doubts. Your review and another that I've recently read have changed my mind! Thanks!

    Just wanted to let you know as well that I found your blog through Tuesdays Chatter at The Bookologist...I loved Beauty by Robin McKinley too! Great book :)

  5. This sounds pretty interesting. Thanks for the review.

  6. I just read this last week and I loved it as well. It made me think a lot about what I am putting into my body as well. I listened to the audio book and there was an interview at the end with Robin Brande and a vegan chef that was pretty interesting.

    Great review!


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