I finished this book last week and totally forgot to add my review The short version I adored it The
longer version It s a bold sharp smart totally unforgettable gem of a YA contemporary version It s a bold sharp smart totally unforgettable gem of a YA contemporary The main character Cookie Vonn is a girl ou ll cheer for and relate to as she struggles to find her place in the world of fashion and figure out where her heart is at in the process Emotionally weighty laugh out loud funny and impossible to put down I m really behind on putting reviews up here but this article came across my twitter feed and it made me want to crosspost so skipping ahead for this oneBlog link this review is 3500 words long I did not like this book and worse than that I thought this was a very harmful book and this will not be a positive review If that bothers Sanzoku Ou King of Bandits Vol 9 you move on now I am also putting a major trigger warning ifou have any kind of sensitivity about fatmisia or dieting because this review has to talk about those a lot as that s all the book is about Fair warning I will also not hesitate to delete comments I Not "my usual fare but oh I loved it Cookie s voice grabbed me from page one and I couldn t put "usual fare but oh I loved it Cookie s voice grabbed me from page one and I couldn t put book down Smart achingly real fun and inspiring I received an ARC of this book It starts with a plane seat Cookie Vonn is a senior in high school and already starting to live out her dream of working in the fashion industry Through an internship at a local fashion blog she has the opportunity to fly across country to NYC to interview famous designer Garreth Miller on his latest collection But her big moment gets derailed when the
airline forces to buy a second seat because Cookie Vonn is forces to buy a second seat because Cookie Vonn is 300 pounds She fits in one seat just fine but it s a judgement call ou see After scrambling to find money she doesn t have for the extra seat she doesn t need and being utterly publicly humiliated by the process she is rewarded by being replaced last second by the boss s daughter and shut out of fashion weekCookie decides that if she loses weight she ll finally have the things in life she wants She ll finally be accepted It s not often a book makes me want to stand up and cheer along with making me LOL throughout FAT GIRL ON A PLANE is like SEX IN THE CITY meets BRIDGET JONES S DIARY meets something uniuely and completely all its own I mean how many authors can get away with casually and hilariously referencing sun bears blob fish and Noam Chomsky all in one book This Contemporary YA novel is smart sexy edgy rebellious touching and inspiring and very funny all at the same time Author deVos doesn t just make body positive fashion cool she turns it into a raucous battle cry that readers can t help but want to enthusiastically join in on PS deVos s insider looksend up of the fashion industry is both fascinating and slyly subversive And her love for the art and craft FatHigh school senior Cookie Vonn’s post graduation dreams include getting out of Phoenix attending Parsons and becoming the next great fashion designer But in the world of fashion being fat is a cardinal sin It doesn’t help that she’s constantly compared to her supermodel mother and named after a dessert Thanks to her job at a fashion blog Cookie scores a trip to New York to pitch her portfolio and appeal for a scholarship but her plans are put on st. ,
F fashion design and clothes construction is infectious Hands down one of the best reads of 2017 TeamCookieVonn TeamGrandma TeamThatHotGondolaScene Thanks to TLC Book Tours and Harleuin Teen for this free review copyCookie s story was such a raw and honest one depicting a journey that "so so so many oung women experience every "so so many oung women experience every What really touched me the most was that it wasn t a straight up fat is beautiful I love my body story the ENTIRE time I love reading that too but I fully understand just how hard that is to achieve Readers get to experience Cookie s journey toward acceptance and witness her struggle to maintain the eating and exercise regimen reuired to maintain weight lossand YES I promise she learns to EAT again This journey combined with some FABULOUS plus size fashion design make this an intensely readable story I could go on and on and ON about how complex this issue is but it s an intensely personal one for everyone and deVos shares a uniue view into one teen s fictional journey The author s note is a must read DNF but I have to review this First of all it was an ARC Secondly this book has been all over fat YA Twitter and I was super excited for itHOWEVER I m not going to finish this I m not even going past 25% I don t need to read about an after thin girl and the before fat girl on two different timelines I don t need to read about how the thin girl s life is soooo much better and how the fat girl goes to an imitation Weight Watchers because she s so humiliated at her fatness I DON T CARE IF THE STORYLINES FLIP AT SOME POINT AND THE FAT GIRL IS THE HAPPY GIRL I DON T WANT TO PUT UP WITH EVEN ONE MINUTE OF
FAT GIRL SELF HATE AND LOATHING It s insulting to me "As A Fat Girl "a fat girlGIRL SELF HATE AND LOATHING It s insulting to me as a fat girl reader I should have to put up with it to get to some moral of the story about fat girls loving themselvesThere s an author s note attached to the beginning of the book the author explains exactly her purpose in the dual storyline And frankly I do not care This structure is bullshit and it s exactly the wrong way to go about telling fat teenage girls that they should love themselves in my opinion I couldn t read another word of it The minute fat Cookie walked into the NutriNation DeVos lost me I can t read another minute of fat girls miserably trying to diet themselves thin to learn to love themselves It s been doneIf ou want a real story about a fat girl in fashion ou should read The Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy Spalding because that book is so real about fat girls and it involves dieting and it s done the right wayI m sorry to Kelly DeVos for feeling this way I m sure she s a great lady and a good writer But I refuse to punish myself by reading about another fat girl on a dietThanks to the publisher and to NetGalley for the ARC I fell in love with this book from the prologue wh. Andby when she’s declared too fat to fly Forced to turn to her BFF for cash Cookie buys a second seat on the plane She arrives in the city to find that she’s been replaced by the boss’s daughter a girl who’s everything she’s not ultrathin and superrich Bowing to society’s pressure she vows to lose weight get out of the friend zone with her crush and put her life on track Skinny Cookie expected sunshine and rainbows but nothing about her new life. ,
Ere the author explains this is not a Cinderella story of getting thin but that the first chapter was based on a true experience of how she was treated on a flight based on weight Which really strikes home in a visceral wayBut I digress Kelly DeVos has SUCH a great writing voice Cookie is fun upbeat sardonic at times and such a great narrator Told in dual timelines this book examines her journey as a blogger and budding fashion designer her experiences with others in the industry and also how she is treated differently at various points in her life because of her weight Tommy I fell in love with from the very first time he appeared on page and alternated between wanting to slap at times and hug for being so real and incredibly imperfect You can t help but cheer for him and Cookie s friendship as it goes through those turbulent growing up times and appreciate Cookie s strength as she insists on who she is and who she will be valued as LOVED this one Please excuse typosname misspellings Entered on screen reader I received an ARC copy of this bookI wasn t sure what to expect going into this book but I loved #It Pretty Much From # pretty much from one The scene on the airplane is heartbreaking and know people that have gone through exactly that Everything Cookie goes through made me ragey and then I wanted to stand up and cheer so many times when she stood up for herself or came out on top I m pretty sure there were a couple moments while reading in starbucks that I fiercly whispered YES and had the people at tables nearby look at me funnyThere is so much to unwrap in this book that I could do a full report it body image our relationship with food people s treatment of anyone they deem lazy or outside boundaries of societies idea of beauty But what I will say for now is that this is not only an entertaining read it s intelligent it will make ou think and it will make Basic Training you cry Andes cheer out loud in the middle of a busy coffee shop I have no regrets Kelly DeVos Fat Girl on a Plane is an important look into society s perception of body image In it we meet Cookie a fat teen fashion designer with a passion to create clothing that all body types can wear and be comfortable in There are two interesting timelines in the story and I was amazed at how fluidly DeVos was able to bring her reader into the then and the now as Cookie starts her weight loss journey But will she be happy when she successfully loses the weight Or does she just need to look deep within to discover true happiness Cookie is torn between deep feelings she has suppressed for her best friend Tommy and the desire to go to New York and work under the tutelage of iconic fashion designer Gareth Miller When her dreams start becoming reality living in New York and designing a plus size fashion line Cookie starts to wonder Is turning out like she planned When the fashion designer of the moment offers her what she’s always wanted an opportunity to live and study in New York she finds herself in a world full of people interested in putting women down than dressing them up Her designs make waves but her real dream of creating great clothes for people of all sizes seems to grow distant by the day Will she realize that she’s always had the power to make her own dreams come tr.