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“Sweet and sincere, Charlie Vega’s journey is a delight.”
—School Library Journal 

Fat Chance, Charlie Vega

Written by Crystal Maldonado
Published by Holiday House

Charlie Vega is a lot of things. Smart. Funny. Artistic. Ambitious. Fat.

People sometimes have a problem with that last one. Especially her mom. Charlie wants a good relationship with her body, but it’s hard, and her mom leaving a billion weight loss shakes on her dresser doesn’t help. The world and everyone in it have ideas about what she should look like: thinner, lighter, slimmer-faced, straighter-haired. Be smaller. Be whiter. Be quieter.

But there’s one person who’s always in Charlie’s corner: her best friend Amelia. Slim. Popular. Athletic. Totally dope. So when Charlie starts a tentative relationship with cute classmate Brian, the first worthwhile guy to notice her, everything is perfect until she learns one thing—he asked Amelia out first. So is she his second choice or what? Does he even really see her?

Because it’s time people did.

Primary ISBN: 9780823447176
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Young Adult, Age 14 or older

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Setting: United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Unknown Arrival

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