Fat Angie

Fat Angie

Book - 2013
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Fat Angie's 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?
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780763661199
0763661198
Characteristics: 264 pages ; 21 cm

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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 f... Read More »

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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 storie... Read More »

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mawls May 08, 2014

Angie feels trapped. Everyone thinks her sister died in Iraq even though Angie thinks she's still alive. She also is bullied at home and school, but when KC comes into town, Angie finds the courage to make some changes in her life.

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smackems
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.

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sapphicatthedisco
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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silentmelody
Jan 04, 2017

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

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sapphicatthedisco
May 01, 2014

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

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sapphicatthedisco
May 01, 2014

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

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sapphicatthedisco
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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sapphicatthedisco
Jul 03, 2014

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

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