Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Fat Girl Books

So I've been in the mood lately to read books that have the protagonist as "fat" or one could say a "normal" size. Here are a couple of books that have the main character as heftier or chubbier and my scale (ha- pun not intended) of whether they're worth reading or not:
scale= 1-5 with 5 being the highest

Artichoke's Heart
- 2 1/2
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things- 3
Squashed- 3 1/2
Jemima J- 4 ( though it is an adult book and is a little dirty but it is still a good read)
Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging- 5 (very very funny and the main character is a well endowed, hilarious, narrator)
The Sugar Queen
- 3 1/2
My Cup Runneth Over- 4 (I haven't read it but my roommate thinks they're pretty good)
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes- 4
The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp- 4 1/2
Fairest- 5 (I'm pretty sure that she's slightly bigger)

"Fat girl fiction" has seemed to take off and these are only a few books out there with main characters seen as fat by the general public.


Sheila A. Nielson said...

Have you read Princess Ben? She was on the chubby side too.

Chelsey Clay said...

No I haven't yet- I need to though. It's been sitting on my desk though and I need to get going with it. I'm excited to read it.

Hirsche Family said...

Try "The Melting of Maggie Bean" and its sequel. I enjoyed both of them. I wasn't impressed with "Looks". Sorry I can't remember the authors right now. I am enjoying your blog, thanks for sharing it with me.