Dont miss this unforgettable debut novel, told in two timelines, about smart fashion, pursuing your dreams, and loving yourself! FAT. High school senior Cookie Vonns post-graduation dreams include getting out of Phoenix, attending Parsons and becoming the next great fashion designer. But in the world of fashion, being fat is a cardinal sin. It doesnt help that shes constantly compared to her supermodel motherand named after a dessert. Thanks to her job at a fashion blog, Cookie scores a trip to New York to pitch her portfolio and appeal for a scholarship, but her plans are put on standby when shes declared too fat to fly. Forced to turn to her BFF for cash, Cookie buys a second seat on the plane. She arrives in the city to find that shes been replaced by the bosss daughter, a girl whos everything shes notultrathin and superrich. Bowing to societys pressure, she vows to lose weight, get out of the friend zone with her crush, and put her life on track. SKINNY. Cookie expected sunshine and rainbows, but nothing about her new life is turning out like she planned. When the fashion designer of the moment offers her what shes always wantedan opportunity to live and study in New Yorkshe finds herself in a world full of people more interested in putting women down than dressing them up. Her designs make waves, but her real dream of creating great clothes for people of all sizes seems to grow more distant by the day. Will she realize that shes always had the power to make her own dreams come true?...
|Title||:||Fat Girl on a Plane|
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Fat Girl on a Plane Reviews
Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my rating or review.
I had a hard time with this one. I think the back and forth of the story-lines, Cookie being "fat" and Cookie afterwards being "skinny" just made the flow of this book slow to a crawl. We also had to keep re-reading the same point made over and over again. I also thought Cookie's relationship (she's 19) with an older man (he's 31) did not read as loving or even romantic, it was just messed up the whole way th ...more
Oh God no.
Look, I live with disordered eating issues. Food and I have a complicated relationship on a good day. I care about myself too much to read Fat Girl on a Plane and endure content that's almost certain to trigger anyone in recovery from an eating disorder.
Maybe 1.5? But I'm so disappointed and frustrated I just don't have it in me to be nice...
In summary... this book is a hot mess that does not even feature plausible body positive, which kills me because that's how this dumb thing has been marketed. This book suffers from so many... Just stupid things. Now. I do admit contemporary isn't my go-to genre. But given that the MC is fat (or is sometimes fat...?) I wanted to give this a go. #ownvoices matter.
My critiques for why this book is horrid are ...more
Wickedly funny and compulsively readable crossover YA/adult. Cookie Vonn is a plus-sized young woman with big dreams for working in fashion -- specifically, using her talent and passion for design to create clothes that make people of all sizes feel beautiful, and taking the industry to task for making women over size 10 feel ugly and invisible.
After an intensive weight loss program, Cookie finally starts to get noticed by all the people who overlooked her when she was fat -- and when she gets ...more
Thanks to TLC Book Tours and Harlequin Teen for this free review copy!
Cookie's story was such a raw and honest one, depicting a journey that so so so many young women experience every day. What really touched me the most was that it wasn't a straight up "fat is beautiful, I love my body" story the ENTIRE time ~ I love reading that too, but I fully understand just how hard that is to achieve. Readers get to experience Cookie's journey toward acceptance, and witness her struggle to maintain the e ...more
This afternoon I finished FAT GIRL ON A PLANE by Kelly DeVos and I cannot even describe how good this book was. Funny, compelling, thought-provoking, bittersweet, empowering, hopeful—there's a little bit of every kind of emotion in this book and I loved them all! As an amateur seamstress, I adored all the fashion details, too. This also struck me as the perfect crossover book—a great YA read, but I found it very reminiscent of women's fiction greats like Sophie Kinsella and Liane Moriarty, too. ...more
m sorry but this book was just not for me. There was constant switching back and forth of timelines that just made me super confused at times and had a hard time following. I also expected this book to be different and made me a bit uncomfortable about my weight and myself reading this book so just knew it wasn't for me but I really appreciate this opportunity.
A really good intention with a very bad performance...
It would have being a good book if the author had a defined audience because I got the sense that it was meant for YA but there where several aspects that make me doubt of it.
I could not take the idea that I was reading a story of an older woman even though the protagonist was 19, that was a big fail for me, it was hard for me to 'create' in my head such character.
I found the romantic relationship inappropriate, a 19 years old girl with a 35 ...more