Fat Angie CoverSynopsis

Sophomore year has just begun, and Angie is miserable. Her girlfriend, KC, has moved away; her good friend, Jake, is keeping his distance; and the resident bully has ramped up an increasingly vicious and targeted campaign to humiliate her. An over-the-top statue dedication planned for her sister, who died in Iraq, is almost too much to bear, and it doesn’t help that her mother has placed a symbolic empty urn on their mantel. At the ceremony, a soldier hands Angie a final letter from her sister, including a list of places she wanted the two of them to visit when she got home from the war. With her mother threatening to send Angie to a “treatment center” and the situation at school becoming violent, Angie enlists the help of her estranged childhood friend, Jamboree. Along with a few other outsiders, they pack into an RV and head across the state on the road trip Angie’s sister did not live to take. It might be just what Angie needs to find a way to let her sister go, and find herself in the process.

Why This Book Rocks!

  • Will entice reluctant readers
  • Themes of self-expression and reclaiming one’s voice
  • Issues of bullying, self-image, family, grief, violence against girls
  • Cinematic
  • Funny, beautiful, uncomfortable
  • Road trip!!!

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Publisher’s Weekly
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Utopia State of Mind
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Giveaways & Buzz

Girls Life
YA Book Central – Three Book Giveway
Odyssey Bookshop – Staff Pick
Forward Reviews: Book of the Day Roundup
B&N Teen Blog: 37 Best Books of . . .
#ReadYourWorld Book Jam 2019
Flipping Through The Pages
Stacked Books
For The Love of Words
Pique: Sequels We Can’t Wait For
JeanBookNerd: Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution Book Tour

Blogs & Interviews

Nerdy Book Club (e.) – The Art of Being Uncomfortable And Still Inspiring Hope …
JeanBookNerd – Author Interview


Is It Teen Enough For You Now?
Queery w/Cameron Esposito (Fat Angie is only mentioned at the beginning, but what a great podcast!)
WAMC NorthEast Public Radio

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