Review: Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly Devos

fat girl on a plane

Book Summary From Amazon: FAT
Cookie Vonn’s dreams include getting out of Phoenix 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.
Cookie scores a trip to New York to pitch her design portfolio, but her plans are put on standby when she’s declared too fat to fly. When she finally arrives, she finds she’s been replaced by her ultrathin rival. Cookie vows to lose weight, get out of the friend zone with her crush, and put her dreams back on track.
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 she’s always wanted—an opportunity to live and study in New York—she 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 she’s always had the power to make her own dreams come true?

*I won this book in a Twitter giveaway.  All thoughts are my own.*

*Fat Girl on a Plane releases on June 5, 2018.*

Amazon Link: Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly Devos


Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly Devos was an amazing read!  I loved every page; in fact, I finished reading it in two days!  The overall message it sends is not one I see often in YA fiction, or fiction in general.  The body positivity in Fat Girl on a Plane needs to be seen more often.

Cookie Vonn, our protagonist, underwent considerable character development.  Watching her grow from page one to the end of the story was a pleasure to read.  I really loved where the book left Cookie.  I was worried at some points that it wasn’t going to end even partially as I hoped.

My favorite thing about Fat Girl on a Plane was the overall issue it covered.  I myself am a plus-size woman, and I saw myself in Cookie on several occasions.  I was almost brought to tears at some points because she was so relatable.  I appreciated the mind-set she ended up adopting, as that is the mind-set I try to maintain.

Before I close this post, I want to slightly rant about one character – Tommy.  I dislike him with a passion.  I realize that the reasons I dislike him are not entirely his fault; some of the conflict with him was on Cookie’s part.  I guess the reason I dislike him the most is because I was hoping he would turn out to be different than most characters like him.  His character traveled a road I was sincerely hoping he wouldn’t.  But Kelly Devos did start off the book with a warning that this wasn’t a Cinderella weight loss story, so I should have seen it coming.  In reality, life isn’t full of entirely happy endings.

I highly suggest you read Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly Devos.  It is hands down one of my favorite reads of 2018.  Drop me a comment below with any thoughts or ideas!  Until the next review!


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