It starts with a plane seat Cookie Vonn is a senior in igh school and already starting to live out The Erotic Mind her dream of working in the fashion industry Through an internship at a local fashion blog sheas the opportunity to fly across country to NYC to interview famous designer Garreth Miller "on Dancing at Midnight (The Splendid Trilogy, his latest collection Buter big moment gets derailed when the airline forces to buy a second seat because Cookie "his latest collection But er big moment gets derailed when the airline forces to buy a second seat because Cookie is over 300 pounds She fits in one seat just fine but it s a judgement call you see
After scrambling to find money she doesn t ave for the extra scrambling to find money she doesn t Here With Me (Together have for the extra she doesn t need and being utterly publiclyumiliated 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 Double Deception (Code Name: Danger have the things in life she wants She ll finally be accepted by the world of fashion ander best friend Tommy will realize they are than friends She ll be successful and Wicked Lies (Men of Summer, happy And she does lose 200lbs Instead of just getting an interview with Garreth Miller she isired to design a collection for Grave Tattoo him and becomesis girlfriend It s all working out for thin and beautiful Cookie But it turns out Georgia and the Tycoon happiness is complicated than she imaginedThis book is about so much than a young woman s transformation from fat to skinny Those are the actual terms the author uses to labeler chapters I think I would Churchills Trial have chosen differently especially because Cookie would never boil downer life that way Large portions of this story are about Cookie dealing with A Conspiracy of Ravens (Lady Trent Mysteries her neglectful and deeply flawed deeply selfish parents I really liked Cookie as a character The character I don t like is Cookie s grandmother Her grandmother is supposed to be the voice of reason to balance out Cookie s brash personality but I m not sure I agree wither advice You should dump friends who side with your bully You don t Lakeside Redemption have to go to the funeral of the nasty step dad whoit on you Cookie is right grandma is wrong I don t think the author is sending a good message in these respectsOverall I enjoyed this book I aspire to be like Cookie VonnI was lucky enough to win this book in a Goodreads giveaway I fell in love with this book from the prologue where the author explains this is not a Cinderella story of getting thin but that the first chapter was based on a true experience of In Pursuit of a Princess how she was treated on a flight based on weight Which really strikesome in a visceral wayBut I digress Kelly DeVos Second Time Loving has SUCH a great writing voice Cookie is fun upbeat sardonic at times and such a great narrator Told in dual timelines this book examineser journey as a blogger and budding fashion designer er experiences with others in the industry and also ow she is treated differently at various points in Dark Awakening her life because ofer weight Tommy I fell in love with from the very first time e appeared on page and alternated between wanting to slap at times and ug for being so real and incredibly imperfect You can t Family Men help but cheer forim and Cookie s friendship as it goes through those turbulent growing up times and appreciate Co. 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 Creative Participation help that she’s constantly compared toer supermodel mother and named after a dessert Thanks to Sabina Spielrein her job at a fashion blog Cookie scores a trip to New York to pitcher portfolio and appeal for a scholarship but er plans are put on st. R 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
don t need to read about ow the thin girl s life is soooo much better and the fat girl goes to an imitation Weight Watchers because she s so Out of This World humiliated ater 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 reader that I should The Time It Never Rained have to put up with it 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 debut The main character Cookie Vonn is a girl you ll cheer for and relate to as she struggles to finder place in the world of fashion and figure out where The Child of the Soul and Other Stories hereart is at in the process Emotionally weighty laugh out loud funny and impossible to put down 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 Childrens Phantasies how many authors can get away with casually andilariously 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 elp but want to enthusiastically join in on PS deVos s insider looksend up of the fashion industry is both fascinating and slyly subversive And er love for the art and craft of fashion design and clothes construction is infectious Hands down one of the best reads of 2017 TeamCookieVonn TeamGrandma TeamThatHotGondolaScene 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 page one The scene on the airplane *pretty much from page one The scene on the airplane The Soviet Union heartbreaking and I know people thatave 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 Gods and Heroes herself or came out on top I m pretty sure there were a couple moments while reading in starbucks that I fiercly whispered YES andad the people at tables nearby look at me funnyThere is so much to unwrap in this book that I could do a full report on it body image our relationship with food people s treatment of anyone they deem lazy or outside the 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 you think and it will make you cry And yes cheer out loud in the middle of a busy coffee Not my usual fare but
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oh I loved it Cookie s voice grabbed me from page one and I couldn t put the book down Smart I loved it Cookie s voice grabbed me from page one and I couldn t put the book down Smart real fun and inspiring I received an ARC of this boo. Is turning out like she planned When the fashion designer of the moment offers Science, Technology and Culture her what she’s always wanted an opportunity to live and study in New York she findserself in a world full of people interested in putting women down than dressing them up Her designs make waves but No Beast So Fierce 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 alwaysad the power to make er own dreams come tr. Okie 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 m REALLY BEHIND ON PUTTING REVIEWS UP behind on putting reviews up 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 armful 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 Last Chance Bride have any kind of sensitivity about fatmisia or dieting because this reviewas to talk about those a lot as that s all the book is about Fair warning I will also not Whos Cheatin Who? (Thoroughbred Legacy hesitate to delete comments I find offensive Please click over to my blog post if y Thanks to TLC Book Tours and Harleuin Teen for this free review copyCookie s story was such a raw andonest one depicting a journey that so so so many young women experience every day 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 Lawman Lover (Outlaws, howard that is to achieve Readers get to experience Cookie s journey toward acceptance and witness City Girl in Training 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 aboutow 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 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 Mystery at Kittiwake Bay how fluidly DeVos was able to bringer reader into the then and the now as Cookie starts Dangerous Waters (Cold Case Files her weight loss journey But will she beappy when she successfully loses the weight Or does she just need to look deep within to discover true The Husband (Smytheshire, Massachusetts, happiness Cookie is torn between deep feelings sheas suppressed
her best Tommy and the desire to go to New York and work under the tutelage of iconic fashion designer Gareth Miller When er dreams start becoming reality living in New York and designing a plus size fashion line Cookie starts to wonder if this is really what she wants Add into the mix a romance with Gareth a An Italian Education horrible nemesis who I loved to loathe in Kennes parents that clearlyave no interest in parenting and a spunky loving grandma and this book is sure to be a well loved story Body image issues family romance friendship and fashion round out this book to make itfor er best
a great read for anyone who as evergreat read for anyone who as ever they want to reach their dreams but are uncertain of their potential DNF but I Look-Alike Lawman (Texas Twins, have to review this First of all it was an ARC Secondly this bookas been all ove. Andby when she’s declared too fat to fly Forced to turn to Daddy Wanted 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 wither crush and put Forbidden Stranger her life on track Skinny Cookie expected sunshine and rainbows but nothing abouter new life.