Fat Cat by Robin Brande Review

Thursday, December 31, 2009 |
Cat is smart, sassy, and funny. But thin, she is 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.

When I first picked this book up from the shelf at my library, I thought two things: (1)Hey, I've seen some pretty good reviews for this! and (2)This book has the potential to be...shallow. I'm not the kind of girl who really enjoys reading books that don't have some depth to them. I don't read the Gossip Girl series or books that revolve entirely around romance. Why? It's not because there's anything wrong with the books themselves. It's because when I finish a book with a message that strikes a chord in me, there's a moment where everything feels complete and whole and blissful. I love those moments. :)

Getting back on track...I was pleasantly surprised to find that Fat Cat was full of witty humor and strength. Cat was a completely lovable character; she was intelligent and sweet and a hard worker. Robin Brande wrote this in a smart way. The story itself was entertaining and fast-paced. All of the characters were believable and three-demensional. I was hooked- I stayed up late to learn the final details of her project, and her personal journey. And, when I closed the back cover in the end, I had one of those aforementioned moments. :) Don't waste time; go pick it up for yourself!

Rating: 9.5/10

4 comments ♥:

ninefly said...

I know what you mean about a book having depth and that feeling of the story carrying a message that means a lot to you
that's part of why I really want to read this too since Cat seems to actually like school/math/science, which I can really identify with and hate when authors choose to label as "uncool" =T
this is yet another positive review urging me to get the book, thanks! XD;

Kirthi said...

This book sounds REALLY odd, but I think I'd enjoy the humor :D Great review!

Amy said...

loved your review! I need to read this asap. Havn't read a good "problem" book in a while...
-amy

pirate penguin said...

I've only read one of this author's books and I wasn't completely impressed with it like other bloggers were....but I trust your judgement so I'll definetely be looking for this one in the library! ;)

I know what you mean about schoolwork-as much as I love blogging, I can't ignore the mountain of essays and research papers that need to be written. But I think all of us understand since we all lead busy lives, lol! I can't wait for your interviews! I'm sure they'll be awesome<3

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