Thursday, October 13, 2011
Fat Cat by Robin Brande
You are what you eat. . . .
Cat's 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 funny and thoughtful novel explores how girls feel about their bodies, and the ways they can best take care of their most precious resource: themselves.
oh, book! you've made me happy today :)
there are times when mindless fluff just does it for me. at first glance, one might assume fat cat to be those thing. and it did get pretty fluffy a couple of moments there; i'm not kidding when i say it brought back some of what i felt when reading hayes's so over you, but this has got so much more going for it.
foremost of which are the people in it: they are each others equal. i've complained time and again of friendships that seemed unlikely, as in the pretty but deeply troubled one being bestfriends with the not so popular one which is totally not the case here.
instead, cat and amanda are equals. neither of them could be stuck under one category. yes, cat's a brain but there's more to her. just like there was more to amanda. basically, they're smart well-rounded people not prone to much moping, not prone to moony eyed "oh, i love him so's." more importantly they weren't sex crazed and hormone driven all the time because they always had something on their plates. simply put, they're smart kids. come to think of it every single one of main players are smart... they just didn't act like it all the time!
of course there were moments that I just found Adorable (a capital A). And it was such moments that balanced all that smart out.