"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein
09 April 2013
Charlton-Trujillo, E.E. Fat Angie. Candlewick, 2013.
This is another one of the books where the teen girl, who has no backbone, grows a spine and decides to do something with herself, including taking on her stereotypical mother who could hardly care less about her.
I enjoyed this story. I definitely appreciated the LGBT twist on the love story. I loved that Angie used basketball as a way to honor her sister, and that her focus on basketball eventually superseded her love of junk food.
Because of the LGBT angle, the teen girls becoming themselves plot, the war connection, and the body/image weight theme, this book can have a wide appeal and definitely belongs in the library's collection