Fat Chance, Charlie Vega

February 2, 2021|
Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado
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Coming of age as a Fat brown girl in a white Connecticut suburb is hard.
Harder when your whole life is on fire, though.


Charlie Vega is a lot of things. Smart. Funny. Artistic. Ambitious. Fat.

People sometimes have a problem with that last one. Especially her mom. Charlie wants a good relationship with her body, but it''s hard, and her mom leaving a billion weight loss shakes on her dresser doesn''t help. The world and everyone in it have ideas about what she should look like: thinner, lighter, slimmer-faced, straighter-haired. Be smaller. Be whiter. Be quieter.

But there''s one person who''s always in Charlie''s corner: her best friend Amelia. Slim. Popular. Athletic. Totally dope. So when Charlie starts a tentative relationship with cute classmate Brian, the first worthwhile guy to notice her, everything is perfect until she learns one thing--he asked Amelia out first. So is she his second choice or what? Does he even really see her?

Because it''s time people did.

A sensitive, funny, and painfully honest coming-of-age story with a wry voice and tons of chisme, Fat Chance, Charlie Vega tackles our relationships to our parents, our bodies, our cultures, and ourselves.
Crystal Maldonado is a writer by night and a marketer and social media manager by day. She has been published in Latina magazine, The Hartford Courant, and Dogster, and is the co-founder of the online magazine Positively Smitten. Fat Chance, Charlie Vega is her debut novel, and was bought in a competitive pre-empt as part of a two-book...
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Title:Fat Chance, Charlie Vega
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:352 pages, 8.51 X 5.7 X 1.15 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 8.51 X 5.7 X 1.15 in
Published:February 2, 2021
Publisher:Holiday House
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780823447176

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