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Fat Cat by Robin Brande

January 13th, 2010 by Debbie's World of Books

fatcat

Source: Received for review

Availability: In stores now

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars

Cat is smart and funny but she struggles with her weight.  For a science project she decides to do an experiment with herself as the subject.  She decides she is going to eat as close to the diet as the early hominids did as she can and see the effect it has on her health and body.    She is also hoping this experiment will be enough to beat her rival, Matt McKinney, who was once her best friend and long time crush, in the annual science fair competition.

Despite being somewhat predictable I really enjoyed this book.  It was a quick read that I finished in one day.  Once Cat dropped junk food from her diet, started walking everywhere and disconnecting herself from technology as much as possible the pounds started melting off.  She soon finds herself the attention of several guys including Matt.  Watching her various dates with a wide range of guys was funny and listening to Cat’s thoughts throughout this process was intriguing.  There was also a cute side story regarding Cat’s younger brother and his own self-esteem.  A thoroughly enjoyable read.

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Young Adult

4 Responses

  1. The Kool-Aid Mom

    disconnected from technology? Then how did she blog her results? and her experiences? and her fears and thoughts and feelings about what she was doing? *shudders at the thoguht*

    tee-hee-heee :-D

    looks like a cute book and one I can share with my girls. Thanks for the review :-)

  2. Helen

    We just got this for my school library so, of course, I want to read it!

  3. Mardel S.

    This looks good. Going on our library wish list.

  4. dsuzuki

    Kool-Aid Mom-LOL. I would go crazy without access to the internet.
    Helen and Mardel-hope you enjoy it.

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