Fat Chance, Charlie Vega

Fat Chance, Charlie Vega Review

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? UGHHH. Everything is now officially a MESS.

A sensitive, funny, and painful 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.

Title:Fat Chance, Charlie Vega
Edition Language:English

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    Fat Chance, Charlie Vega Reviews

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    Hello I am crying this book was EVERYTHING. I loved it so damn much and related sooooo hard to everything that Charlie went through and I just want to give her (and high school Chelsea, tbh) the bigge...

  • Gabby

    This book was cute, it’s a really soft YA contemporary about learning how to be happy in your own body. I think this book has a really important message for young adults, but some of this book just ...

  • ? Massiel

    Okay but... Why do I feel so powerful just by looking that cover??I can't wait to read this 😍✨...

  • sol

    ARE YOU SEEING THIS COVER?jesus christ. I LOVE WOMEN. ...

  • Angelica

    I love this cover.I love this title.I love this synopsis.2021 needs to come and save us from the mess of 2020 and this book is the first step to recovery!...

  • Dayla

    TW: Fat Shaming, GaslightingI absolutely loved this book, not just because of the amazing representation, but because I saw myself in Charlie. I grew up as the fat friend. I lost my father when I was ...

  • pauline

    4.5 ⭐️pls check back tomorrow for the review bc my brain is fried 🤪-----UPDATE-----THIS BOOK IS SO SWEET!!a great book not only for body positivity, but also for the internal struggle girls fac...

  • Mimi

    How this book left me simultaneously GUTTED and GRINNING so hard my jaw is still aching I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND.Seriously. This book is my personality, all my fears and dreams and hopes wrapped into o...

  • Emma

    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I was very interested to read this new YA novel. I wanted to love Charlie Vega and her story with al...

  • Oyinda

    Book 73 of 2021 and my first read of March, 2021I loved this book a lot and it's such an amazing, important, and beautiful book. Lots of serious issues are discussed here, and it's done in a serious t...