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Fat Cat by Robin Brande

Rating: 3/5 Stars


Genre: Contemporary


Release Date: 10/13/2009


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About the Book: Cat is in the toughest science class-and she's determined to have a winning project this year. When she's given a picture of an early human on which she has to base her science project, Cat decides to experiment on herself. She will live-and eat-the early hominids.


As Cat starts eating healthier and walking most places, she finds her weight dropping-and guys noticing her more. But the boy that matters is the only one who doesn't.

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: I really liked Robin Brande's first novel, Evolution, Me and Other Freaks of Nature and I wasn't sure if I would like this one-the premise sounded more science heavy than her first book.


Even though this one has more science, I never felt lost or bored. I really loved Cat and found her likeable. Her self-consciousness about her weight is something I think any girl can relate to as well as her struggle to not always see herself as "fat cat."

There's some romance, but this is more Cat's story more than anything. I think in some ways the romance part of the book dragged the story down in places and took a long time to resolve.
The thing I liked the most was that this book could have gotten very preachy about eating healthy and vegetarianism, but I never felt like it did.

I listened to this one on audio and I really liked the narrator's voice-at first she sounded too old to be teenage Cat, but she grew on me and I really liked listening to it.

Overall, I enjoyed this one but it's not anything that really stood out or stuck with me long after I read it. I found it enjoyable, but nothing spectacular.

Full Disclosure: Reviewed from e-audiobook copy purchased from Audible

Comments

  1. I have been meaning to read this for a long time. I'm glad that it was worthwhile.

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  2. I really liked this one too. In fact, I tired and loved Cat's favorite breakfast!

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  3. When I first saw this cover I was a little uncertain - was it going to promote being thin or not! Glad it is a story most girls could relate to.

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  4. When i saw the cover of this book at the library, i picked it up because i thought it was about a cat that was fat but then i read the first chapter and i found the truth, but i still kept reading because it seemed really good and intresting

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