Dont miss this unforgettable debut novel, told in two timelines, about smart fashion, pursuing your dreams, and loving yourself! FAT. High school senior Cookie Vonns 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 doesnt help that shes constantly compared to her supermodel motherand 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 standby when shes 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 She arrives in the city to find that shes been replaced by the bosss daughter, a girl whos everything shes notultrathin and superrich. Bowing to societys 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 is turning out like she planned. When the fashion designer of the moment offers her what shes always wantedan opportunity to live and study in New Yorkshe finds herself in a world full of people more 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 more distant by the day. Will she realize that shes always had the power to make her own dreams come true?...
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Fat Girl on a Plane Reviews
When I heard this book was about fashion and a fat girl, it had my attention, but this was not just a story about a fat girl on a plane, it was about the pursuit of her dreams and her journey to loving herself.
• Pro: Cookie was by far the very best thing about this book. Her voice immediately took me hostage, and I found myself so invested in her story.
• Pro: The story was told via two timelines - fat and skinny. Fat followed Cookie during her pre-diet and early dieting days, while skinny follo ...more
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Warning, 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 you, move on now. I am also putting a major trigger warning if you ...more
This book is whip-smart, funny, and examines some really important issues. I was hooked by the main character's voice and there's something very sexy and feminist about it. I imagine this will be a favorite on the shelves and will appeal to both teens and adults. Loved it.
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 over 300 pounds. She fits in one seat just fine, but it's a judgement call, you se ...more
Thank you netgalley for the e arc!
Cookie is amazing. This book was amazing. I've officially been blown away by this novel. Okay so let me start out by saying that contemporary fiction is NOT my thing at all. Unless I can relate to a character, it sucks. Being a bigger girl myself, I rarely come across books with a big main character. Not only did a lot of the subjects hit home with me, but I am so impressed that cookie went through all of that mental abuse and still managed to fight for her drea ...more
Wickedly funny and compulsively readable crossover YA/adult. Cookie Vonn is a plus-sized young woman with big dreams for working in fashion -- specifically, using her talent and passion for design to create clothes that make people of all sizes feel beautiful, and taking the industry to task for making women over size 10 feel ugly and invisible.
After an intensive weight loss program, Cookie finally starts to get noticed by all the people who overlooked her when she was fat -- and when she gets ...more
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 ...more