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Fat Cat by Robin Brande

Cat is 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 new found 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.


Interesting, quick, educational read. 
Cat is overweight and doesn't like it but doesn't feel a need to change it (probably goes back to being insulted by her friend, Matt).  But she does change thanks to a science fair project, which is really intense. She chooses to eat healthy, no processed food, sugar, etc and the pounds start falling off. She also turns off electronics, walks and doesn't use the phone. Except for emergencies. 
Cat is sassy and smart. Cat and her BFF are great characters and their growth are shown from beginning to end. I just wish Cat would be a tad bit nicer to Matt, the guy who hurt her feelings four years ago. 


What I liked:
Cat
Cat's BFF (she's awesome!) & her boyfriend
Wanting to change my bad eating habits


What I disliked:
How long Cat held a grudge. It got a little old.


Rating: PG 15
L: a little
V: No
S: kissing, making out


4 STARS

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