Teen Review — Fat Angie, By E. E. Charlton-Trujillo

Fat AngieFat Angie is a touching, heartfelt story about a high school girl named Angie who sees herself, as all her abusive, scurrilous peers call her, Fat Angie. After a video of Angie’s veteran sister was publicly released displaying her being held as hostage and repeatedly beaten, Angie attempts to commit suicide by cutting deep gashes into her arms. Angie then goes into a deeper state of depression when her sister’s body goes missing; but what she doesn’t know is that the new girl at her school, KC Romance, will turn her life upside down. KC is the only one who sees her as just Angie, not Fat Angie.
This book may seem depressing, however I thoroughly enjoyed it, and was kept intrigued page after page. I think that Fat Angie shows that we should all be excepting of others because we never know what they are going through. When I was reading the book I was feeling sympathy for Angie and I felt like I was witnessing what was happening to her because the author, E.E. Charlton-Trujillo, was so descriptive with her words. I think while being an amazing read, it still teaches a crucial lesson of not judging a book by its cover.

The most memorable thing about this book to me was that KC stuck by Angie and supported her in everything she did.

four stars  Review by Raghda, Grade 6, Twin Hickory Area Library

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