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Fat Cat

Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Teens, Ages 11-13
4 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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You are what you eat. . . .

Cat smart, sassy, and funny - but thin, she's not. Until her class science project. That's when she winds up doing an experiment - on herself. Before she knows it, Cat is living - and eating - like the hominids, our earliest human ancestors. True, no chips or TV is a bummer and no car is a pain, but healthful eating and walking everywhere do have their benefits.

As the pounds drop off, the guys pile on. All this newfound male attention is enough to drive a girl crazy! If only she weren't too busy hating Matt McKinney to notice. . . .

This funny and thoughtful novel explores how girls feel about their bodies, and the ways they can best take care of their most precious resource: themselves.

©2009 Robin Brande (P)2009 Listening Library

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very enjoyable listen

In this book, the protagonist, a high-school aged girl named Kat, decides to make some changes in her life. Some of the first changes surround the food she eats, when she decides to conduct a science experiment in which she eats only foods that would have been available for early humans (which would presumably not cause obesity and other morbidities brought on by eating a typical western diet). It was great to listen to her journey.
The narrator made her little brother, a supposed 9 yr old, sound like a 4 yr old, but it doesn't play a huge part of the book so this is a small gripe from me.
I loved the romantic element to this book, although I wish I had seen more of it at the end. I love the inclusion of Einstein's quote about being a vegetarian, and the fact that the author researched the topics discussed in this book in depth, and that writing this story changed her life. I think that's a testament to how great the book is, that it could possibly impact the readers'/listeners' lives.

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Inspiring

Good book. Really liked the main character. Could have done with out the author interview at the end, which took another CD