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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

FAT CAT = AWESOME!!!

This book was very inspiring to me. As a teenager, we as girls always feel insecure about our looks. But if we pay more attention to who we are and do what we feel is better for us as people, we will be better off. This novel teaches us that its not always the popular g...
This book was very inspiring to me. As a teenager, we as girls always feel insecure about our looks. But if we pay more attention to who we are and do what we feel is better for us as people, we will be better off. This novel teaches us that its not always the popular girl who gets the guy.

posted by Neyce123 on January 24, 2010

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Once you read this book, you'll want to look up more books by Robin Brande

I think we are all guilty of liking quick and easy to read chick-lit books. At first I thought "Fat Cat" was going to be another sappy teenage love story. But I was definitely wrong. Robin Brande writes not only about the drama that teenagers face on a daily basis, but ...
I think we are all guilty of liking quick and easy to read chick-lit books. At first I thought "Fat Cat" was going to be another sappy teenage love story. But I was definitely wrong. Robin Brande writes not only about the drama that teenagers face on a daily basis, but also incorporates a lot of different themes. The whole story is surrounded by this one science project that Catherine Locke (aka Kit Cat or Cat) is working on to beat her ex-best friend Matt McKinney. What starts out as a project for bragging rights, turns into a 207 day transformation. She becomes prehistoric (with minor changes) to "show the impact of environmental, nutritional, behavioral, and technological aspects of different lifestyles" (Brande321) to prove how unhealthy people are these days. Herself included. Cat looses weight and feels her body becoming healthier. With the help of her two best friends, her self esteem increases along with all the drama that comes with it. Her entire world starts changing and finally makes her confront her worst fear: Talking and reconnecting with Matt.
I like the way this book is written because the characters are well developed. Every single character makes some sort of transformation even if it is a small one. Like, her best friend Amanda becomes more patient and starts looking at situations in others perspectives.
I like that the ending is still sweet and leaves you happy but at the same time isn't perfect. It still has the disappointments teenagers' face, so it is realistic.
Aside from the information Brande gives about living a healthy lifestyle, this book also gives the reader little lessons. Not the revelation kind, but ones that make you rethink how you act with people or even live your daily life. For example one of the many quotes is, "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler" (314). Not only did this line prove Cat's science project but it also showed that people over analyze everything. We make our lives too complicated for our own good. We should keep things simple but never lower our abilities. At least that is what I took from it.
Over all I really liked the book and would recommend it to any teenage girl. It's really relatable even if you are nothing like Cat. It's also one of those books that you can't put down. Not because of suspense, but because you become attached to the story and the characters. This book is like when you're watching a movie and you yell at your television when a character does something you don't like. In my eyes, if a book can make you do that, the author must be doing something right.

posted by TAnnC on April 25, 2010

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  • Posted January 15, 2011

    This book surprised me.

    For her science experiment Catherine "Cat," goes on a diet like that of the cave people thanks to a picture she chose. Through seven months, Cat notices changes not only from losing weight but herself, all the while angry at her former best friend Matt because of what she and Amanda had heard when they were kids. This book was really great and surprised me at times. I kept thinking why couldn't Cat just confront Matt and even Cat mentioned this. Plus in most books I read the siblings seem to hate one another or act like enemies or something. In this book however, it was a relief to find that Cat and Peter acted like siblings, you know? It was a nice change of pace, is all I'm saying. Liked how Cat kept with the diet and saw it through.

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    Posted November 27, 2012

    Aqua Shine

    "Just leave!" She snarls. "We don't need any trouble."

    ~Aqua Shine

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2012

    So good

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