Fat Cat by Robin Brande


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 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.

Fat Cat defiantly proves the reason why you should NEVER judge a book by it's cover. Since, I seriously thought this book wouldn't be that great when I received it in the mail a while back because of it's lackluster cover, but to my surprise hidden inside was not only a novel, but characters, that captured my heart and truly shined throughout.

I'm not sure how I can describe Cat exactly, but I will say that she was funny, smart, and a fantastic role model for girls everywhere. Simply, because she was a girl that even with her slight weight problem continued to not only shine, but worked to achieve a better weight in healthy ways that did not included a clichéd eating disorder. Also, it was really interesting to see how she tied it all in to her science fair project. Plus, I adored the other main characters, especially Amanda who was such a great friend to Cat no matter what and Jordan who was the same! Oh, and Matt was a guy I definitely wouldn't mind hating/ secretly loving.

The plot was also a high point of the novel. Since, it was fresh, fast paced, and as mentioned above I loved how the author incorporated different types of science into this novel.

Overall, I can't stress enough how Fat Cat is one of those books in Fall '09 that just need to be read because of it's inspiring message and everything else that is involved! I can't wait to read Robin's next novel!

Grade: A+

Fat Cat is now out!

FTC: I received this book from Random House Children's Division as part of their YA Blogger Program for a honest review. Also, I would like to state that when posting a link to amazon, I'm NOT reciving any type of money by doing so.


  1. Thanks for the review. This one is on my bookshelf, waiting patiently to be read...

  2. A great book like you described should have had a better cover :(

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  6. This one sounds so good! I wasn't sure about the cover even over the internet...seems like something that wouldn't catch my eye on the shelf or in a pile. Glad to hear that the inside is amazing. Great review!

  7. Superb review. This sounds awesome!


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