Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly deVos

Fat Girl on a Plane

Fat.High 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 help that she’s constantly compared to her supermodel mother—and named after a dessert. Thanks to her job at a fashion blog, Cookie scores a trip to New York to pitch her portfolio and appeal for a scholarship, but he...

Details Fat Girl on a Plane

TitleFat Girl on a Plane
Release DateJun 5th, 2018
PublisherHarlequin Teen
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary, Fiction, Realistic Fiction

Reviews Fat Girl on a Plane

  • abby
    It starts with a plane seat. Cookie Vonn is a senior in high school and already starting to live out her dream of working in the fashion industry. Through an internship at a local fashion blog, she has the opportunity to fly across country to NYC to interview famous designer Garreth Miller on his latest collection. But her big moment gets derailed when the airline forces to buy a second seat because Cookie Vonn is over 300 pounds. She fits in one...
  • Ang
    DNF, but I have to review this. First of all, it was an ARC. Secondly, this book has been all over fat YA Twitter, and I was super excited for it.HOWEVER, 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. I don't need to read about how the thin girl's life is soooo much better and how the fat girl goes to an imitation Weight Watchers be...
  • Laurie Flynn
    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 find her place in the world of fashion- and figure out where her heart is at in the process. Emotionally weighty, laugh-out-loud funny, and impossible to p...
  • Kat
    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 how she was treated on a flight based on weight. Which really strikes home in a visceral way.But I digress. Kelly DeVos has SUCH a great writing voice. Cookie is fun, upbeat, sardonic at times, and such a great narrator. Told in dual timelines, this book examines he...
  • Laurie
    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 uniquely and completely all its own (I mean, how many authors can get away with casually and hilariously 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 ve...
  • E. Latimer
    *** 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 is heartbreaking, and I know people that have 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 herself, or came out on top. I'm pretty sure there were a couple moments while reading in starbuc...
  • Shari
    Not my usual fare, but oh, I loved it. Cookie's voice grabbed me from page one and I couldn't put the book down! Smart, achingly real, fun, and inspiring. [I received an ARC of this book.]
  • Stephanie Elliot
    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 how fluidly DeVos was able to bring her reader into the then and the now as Cookie starts her weight loss journey. But will she be happy when she...
  • Kate ☀️ Olson
    Thanks to TLC Book Tours and Harlequin Teen for this free review copy!*Cookie's story was such a raw and honest 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 how hard that is to achieve. Readers get to experience Cookie's journey toward acce...
  • Laina SpareTime
    I'm really behind on putting reviews up here, but this article https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/29/op... came across my twitter feed and it made me want to crosspost, so, skipping ahead for this one.Blog link: https://lainahastoomuchsparetime.blog...Warning, this review is 3500 words long. I did not like this book, and worse than that, I thought this was a very harmful book, and this will not be a positive review. If that bothers you, move on now....
  • Jolene Haley
    I CAN'T WAIT! Kelly is brilliant and everyone needs to add this if they want to LIFE right.
  • Max Baker
    Thank you Netgalley for providing me a free DRC in exchange for an honest reviewSo this book has been getting A LOT of praise and I couldn't really understand why. Yes, the book had a cool premise and an interesting angle, but I wasn't sure how well this book would hold up to scrutiny, especially since a lot of the early praise I saw for it was similar to Dumplin's. But, after reading Fat Girl on a Plane I get the praise. And by god does it deser...
  • Cindy
    This afternoon I finished FAT GIRL ON A PLANE by Kelly DeVos and I cannot even describe how good this book was. Funny, compelling, thought-provoking, bittersweet, empowering, hopeful—there's a little bit of every kind of emotion in this book and I loved them all! As an amateur seamstress, I adored all the fashion details, too. This also struck me as the perfect crossover book—a great YA read, but I found it very reminiscent of women's fiction...
  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.comBody image is a particularly sensitive topic, which impacts on young adults and adults alike. Inspired by her own experiences with body image, debut author Kelly deVos brings her audience the tale of Cookie Vonn, a late teen grappling with the ins and outs of being classed as ‘too fat’. Fat Girl on a Plane is an insightful and heartbreaking tale, but told with a good measure of humour to lighten up Cookie...
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    I thought this was a great debut.  I highly suggest reading the author's note.  It explains why the book is written the way it is and how it started from a personal experience on a plane.Fat Girl on a Plane is told by one narrator, Cookie Von.  But it is told in alternating chapters starting two years apart.  Cookie is a high school senior.  She is in love with her best friend, Tommy, and is over 300 pounds.  Cookie's mom is a supermodel a...
  • Xiomara Canizales
    A really good intention with a very bad performance...It would have being a good book if the author had a defined audience because I got the sense that it was meant for YA but there where several aspects that make me doubt of it.I could not take the idea that I was reading a story of an older woman even though the protagonist was 19, that was a big fail for me, it was hard for me to 'create' in my head such character.I found the romantic relation...
  • Adrienne Young
    This book is whip-smart, funny, and examines some really important issues. I was hooked by the main character's voice and there's something very sexy and feminist about it. I imagine this will be a favorite on the shelves and will appeal to both teens and adults. Loved it.
  • Anna Priemaza
    FAT GIRL ON A PLANE is told in alternating timelines--FAT, before Cookie lost 199 pounds, and SKINNY, after. Cookie expects her life to be so much better once she's lost the weight, but both her FAT and SKINNY timelines turn out to be full of body shaming, jerks, and disappointment. Which makes it sound like this is a depressing book to read, but it's not. Cookie might not always make the best decisions, but she's full of this anger-fueled badass...
  • Taylor
    Thank you netgalley for the e arc!Cookie is amazing. This book was amazing. I've officially been blown away by this novel. Okay so let me start out by saying that contemporary fiction is NOT my thing at all. Unless I can relate to a character, it sucks. Being a bigger girl myself, I rarely come across books with a big main character. Not only did a lot of the subjects hit home with me, but I am so impressed that cookie went through all of that me...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    4 starsI think the first thing that needs to be said about this book is that I stayed up until almost 2 AM reading it in one sitting.*nods sagely with weary, red eyes*Yup. Something about this story was so addictive. But it wasn't like a trashy-sort of addictive, more like a I'm-so-taken-by-this-novel-I-can't-stop-reading sort of addictive. I did not put this down and I pushed through any sort of need to sleep to finish it as quickly as possible....
  • Donna Hines
    I hate to give poor reviews as I know how much work is involved in writing, researching, and getting a book to print.However, for me this was dangerous.Body shaming is not acceptable. Advanced dieting is not acceptable. Hate against overweight people is not healthy.We've all been there on those yo-yo diets. Women in general put up with so much in today's society that the stress levels are through the roof, the labels attached are mind blowing, th...
  • Obsidian
    Please note that I received this via NetGalley. This did not affect my rating or review.I had a hard time with this one. I think the back and forth of the story-lines, Cookie being "fat" and Cookie afterwards being "skinny" just made the flow of this book slow to a crawl. We also had to keep re-reading the same point made over and over again. I also thought Cookie's relationship (she's 19) with an older man (he's 31) did not read as loving or eve...
  • Jen
    Body image is a hard topic to tackle but this debut author did it with humor and heart. Cookie Vonn (a cringeworthy, ironic name for this character IMO) is on her way to fulfilling her dreams of working in fashion when she’s told shes “too fat to fly”. Humiliated and ashamed, she vows to change her life and is determined to lose the weight and be the dream girl she covets. Now skinny and watching her dreams come true, Cookie discovers that ...
  • Kendra
    Wickedly funny and compulsively readable crossover YA/adult. Cookie Vonn is a plus-sized young woman with big dreams for working in fashion -- specifically, using her talent and passion for design to create clothes that make people of all sizes feel beautiful, and taking the industry to task for making women over size 10 feel ugly and invisible. After an intensive weight loss program, Cookie finally starts to get noticed by all the people who ove...
  • Emilyyy
    Reading a well-written book makes me want to write a better-written review. Kelly deVos’ Fat Girl on a Plane makes me want to write the best review I’ve ever written.This book wasn’t what I was expecting. Honestly, the number of books with plus-size protagonists I’ve read is pretty limited, and I assumed this would be another one of those books in which the protagonist learns to love herself the way she is with the help of the male versio...
  • Tawney
    There comes a time when you read a book and know…this was what the world needs. That’s just what I thought when reading Fat Girl On A Plane. The world NEEDS this book. Girls, young and old, need this book.This book takes a sensitive matter of peer perception and adds humor and empowerment to body positivity. It’s something in this day and age, especially in the fashion industry, that girls need to see.Cookie is a fantastic character. Intell...
  • Kara J McDowell
    I love love loved it! It was smart and funny and the dual timeline kept me turning the pages because I had to find out what happened to Cookie! I can already tell she's a character who will stick with me for a long time.