What’s her secret? A no-holds-barred science experiment… with Cat as the guinea pig. Can her combination of brains and bravery help Cat avenge herself against the guy who broke her heart-and maybe even turn him into an experiment of her own?
Fresh, funny, and full of wisdom, Fat Cat is a journey of change, inside and out… and of justice, revenge, and maybe even forgiveness.
Rating: 4.5 stars
Fat Cat by Robin Brande was a great book, I read straight through in 2.5 hours. I couldn’t put it down. Brande’s writing really took you into Cat’s world, and kept you there.
I haven’t read any of Robin Brande‘s other books, but I thought this was a great book with a unique idea. So many chick-lit books are the same thing over and over, but this had an interesting new twist on it. The main character, Cat goes through a very interesting experiment for her science class. With this experiment she puts on herself, she finds some very drastic changes, mostly postitive but some negative.
In Fat Cat, Cat really analyzes herself and is a great example of what would be great if so many girls could do. So much negative image is placed on girls that aren’t the perfect size and shape. I really liked the message Brande was sending through her book.
The character were written to seem very realistic and all had depth beyond the writing. Cat for example had the thoughts the average teenager would have, and nothing went perfect for her. She had her moments of doubt and such. Cat’s best friend was the one who was always there for her and just brought so much more to the story through her compassion and kindness.
I must say, just by reading the back of the book, this probably wouldn’t have been a book I would’ve picked up. But after reading Fat Cat, it was just great. It was different than the usual books I read, and I discovered a great new book. :)