Book Club Book: Fat Cat Part 2

Fat Cat Book
Fat Cat Book

Here we are, halfway through the book, with no answers on the Cat and Matt story! Seriously, what is going on? I am DYING to know what happened between this dynamic duo. Clearly, Cat and her current BFF Amanda overheard Matt saying something seriously offensive at the 7th grade science fair- but what did he say? And to whom did he say it?

On top of that, Cat’s experiment is totally wild! I can’t believe she is going through with it. Her mom and dietician were right about the withdrawal symptoms. I was really surprised about bad she reacted initially to the immediate stopping of eating those junk foods we all love. That means that chemicals like caffeine and artificial sweeteners really do affect our bodies in a big way. It really makes me think twice about all the garbage I put in my mouth. Now, I’m not saying I m going to try Cat’s crazy lifestyle for 7 months, but the fact that she is starting to see changes is inspiring. I know Cat had to come up with those provisions to live an ancient way in a modern world, and that made me realize some of those goals are attainable in the world we live in.

Now, enough talk about her experiment; let’s talk about her love life! We can finally see Cat changing her outside, but she is clearly not changing her inside. Despite several attempts from Amanda her boyfriend, Cat will not even persuaded to come on a double date with her best friends, nor will she even engage in conversation with Jordan’s teammate Greg. I’m not sure where this is going, especially considering we know how obsessed Cat is with Matt and how he mistreated her. Here are my burning questions for the 2nd half of the book:

Still, what DID Matt say on that fateful day at the 7th grade science project?

Will Cat ever realize how beautiful she really is, and that her outside is now reflecting her inside?

Will Cat give any boy a chance to develop a relationship with her, whether it is Matt or not?

Will Mr. Fizer pull the plug on Cat’s experiment?

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Book Club: Fat Cat, Part 1

fatcat bookHey GirlMoguls – It’s time for our new book club, so here’s our first post about it – and be sure to check out our next post, where the author, Robin Brande checks in with us!
The novel Fat Cat by Robin Brande combines science, my favorite subject, with real life drama. So far, it’s a really interesting read, and surprisingly, it is keeping me on my toes. I’ve gotten to page 71, the start of chapter 18, and have so many questions! But, let’s start from the beginning.
The book begins with protagonist Catherine Locke, who from the get go makes it clear that she has gone through several diets with no results. Clearly, Catherine believes that her weight is an issue in her life. To make matters worse, she is dealing with most stressful aspect of her high school career: the ever-looming science project from Mr. Fizer’s next-to-impossible class. This project is determined by one magazine picture Cat must pick out blind, and her result and proposal determines so any things about her high school career. I was dying to find out what picture she chose! I was absolutely never expecting her to get a picture of Homo erectus scavenging in the land. That way that she initially described the picture was expected; I think I would have been disappointed as well. But, after a while, she sees the women in the picture in a different light. The primitive woman is muscular, strong, competitive, and, most importantly, an equal. For me, this sends really strong messages about being a GirlMogul. Cat sets out on her experiment with herself as the subject, determined to start living as the primitive woman and helping her own health out.
The story also incorporates a super tense relationship between Cat and a boy named Matt McKinney, who was her best friend until the 7th grade. Cat absolutely hates him, or so she says, yet thinks about him constantly. Here are some of my burning questions up until this part of the book:
What happened 4 years ago between Matt and Cat?
What did Cat and Amanda witness in the 7th grade that caused Cat to feel this way?
How will Cat succeed in this ambition experiment?
And finally, will Cat ever be happy with herself, inside and outside?

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