Fat Angie
Fat Angie
Fat Angie
e.E. Charlton-Trujillo
Winner of a 2014 Stonewall Book Award Her sister was captured in Iraq, she’s the resident laughingstock at school, and her therapist tells her to count instead of eat. Can a daring new girl in her life really change anything?Angie is broken — by her can’t-be-bothered mother, by her high-school tormenters, and by being the only one who thinks her varsity-athlete-turned-war-hero sister is still alive. Hiding under a mountain of junk food hasn’t kept the pain (or the shouts of “crazy mad cow!”) away. Having failed to kill herself — in front of a gym full of kids — she’s back at high school just trying to make it through each day. That is, until the arrival of KC Romance, the kind of girl who doesn’t exist in Dryfalls, Ohio. A girl who is one hundred and ninety-nine percent wow! A girl who never sees her as Fat Angie, and who knows too well that the package doesn’t always match what’s inside. With an offbeat sensibility, mean girls to rival a horror classic, and characters both outrageous and touching, this darkly comic anti-romantic romance will appeal to anyone who likes entertaining and meaningful fiction.

Book Details


  • Chick Lit
  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Book Review for Fat Angie

     The book that I am reviewing is Fat Angie by E.E Charlton-Trujillo. The age level for this book, I would say is about 13-16. The maturity level is high. A mature 6th grader might be able to read Fat Angie. 5th graders and below should not read this book because of some inappropriate parts.

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Fat Angie is a book about a girl who lives in her sister's shadow, but now that she is missing in Iraq, Angie is trying to find a "new normal." Angie is not very popular at school or in her home life, and she has tried to kill herself before because of what's been happening in her life. She is so tormented that everybody even calls her Fat Angie because of her weight.

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