Title: Fat Cat
Author: Robin Brande
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers (October 13, 2009)
Reading Level: Young Adult
You are what you eat. . . .Fat Cat definitely was one amazing book. Of course there were some parts that got a bit dull. This book was kind of like a roller-coaster. At first, I was not so into the book and then after I was so engrossed, and then after it sort of slowed down again. Do you guys get what I mean? It was basically fluctuating. That's my only concern for the book as well as the cover.
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.
However, the plot, the characters, and the writing was still great. Even though Brande's writing got a bit dull at times, I still do think she is still a very talented writer. Her writing builds up as the book progresses, and the parts that I loved in the book made up for those parts that I didn't like as much. Now, the plot was amazing. It was well-developed and everything just went together. The whole idea of Cat with her small weight problem and trying to change it by eating healthy, is a very smart, and great choice.
My favorite character in this book was Amanda, the best friend of Cat, the main character. I felt that she always was there for her. She's such a great friend to her, I also can be Amanda's friend any time of the day! Jordan, Amanda's boy friend, as well as Matt was as a good addition. I loved how Cat would hate Matt so much but at the same time... start loving him. I guess I also like Cat but more of Amanda. It's surprising that Cat and her brother were actually close to each other, and also one of the most important, they cared about each other. Cat would stand up to anyone if someone did something to her brother. They would even go to the coffee shop together! I wish I had a sister or brother like that!
Overall, this is a must read to all YA readers! I know the cover looks eh, but the inside is way better! There are just a bit dull parts in the book but everything else was amazing! I definitely look forward more to Brande's writing!