Your wallets worst nightmare😈
Your wallets worst nightmare😈
cause you didn’t mean what you wrote in that song about me
Book 4 of 2021
Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by @crystalwrote
“Because this life is mine.
Because I deserve it.”
First off, thank you to @holidayhousebks for sending me this wonderful eARC! My opinion on this book was not swayed by anyone and is my own.
Fat Chance, Charlie Vega is about Charlie, a smart, artistic, funny, and fat girl who has zero problems being fat, but that doesn’t mean the world has zero problems seeing her as fat. Though she has plenty of tenuous relationships from her classmates to her own mom, she knows she can always count on her BFF Amelia to be there for her. But Amelia is slim, athletic, and popular with everyone, and it causes Charlie to feel like she’s always second best. But is there a chance that she can get over that destructive thinking and go for what she wants in life?
I truly enjoyed Fat Chance, Charlie Vega. I thought it was a wonderful look at high school culture through the eyes of a fat Puerto Rican girl and how society can tell you one thing but social media can show you another. It was a beautiful coming-age-story with an end message of body positivity!
I will say, I struggled a bit at the beginning of the book. The inner dialogue of Charlie was a little too High School for me, but it’s definitely indicative of that culture—and seeing as I’m no longer a high schooler (and haven’t been so for some years) I quickly forgave the prose because it just wasn’t geared toward me! I did also think the Cal storyline just seemed a bit inserted into the story for conflict resolution purposes, it just didn’t seem to fit I guess? As I got about a third of the way through the book I realized that I had basically forgotten that conflict had even happened; so I wish it was more played out or had been Charlie’s focus for more of the book because that would have made character growth between her and Amelia and her other friends really strong I think!
But the last two-thirds of the book were amazing! I don’t want to get into spoilers, I just want to say that I did end up tearing up a few times at the self-discovery happening, at the familial bonding happening (the Skating Rink scene had me!!), and at the growth in friendship! It was just so good!
Fat Chance, Charlie Vega comes out in one week on February 2, 2021! So do yourself a favor and go preorder this lovely contemporary YA book now!!
I have lost 14 pounds this year, 14 POUNDS IN 26 DAYS!!! and feel fantastic. My body positivity journey is going so well.
Progress slowly but surely
I can be your pillow. Sweet dreams😘
Running out of things to post
I am happy tonight. I just did a body scan today and I have the most amount of skeletal muscle mass that I have ever had at 52.5 lbs!! Oh and my body fat is down almost 1%!
I am content🥰
still waiting for that slow burn enemies to rivals to friends to lovers between me and my body to ensue
What are some handsome words for describing men in nonstandard ways?
Like there’s curvy for fat girls, amazon for tall girls, petite for small girls
I can only think of maybe husky for fat guys tho I dunno how flattering I’d call it, and nothing comes to mind for good terms for short guys
~ For today, think positive thoughts and believe in yourself.
People need to start accepting that it’s okay for bodies to have stretch marks and blemishes, also that it’s okay to have “imperfections” like hip dips and shit because they are normal. Stop feeling like shit cuz your body doesn’t look like fashion nova models, photoshop can be very deceitful.
Good morning my hair is a fucking mess
Say It Ain’t So
to those bought his lie, you should have known. He was selling a book. A.Book. Of course it was comforting. The vision all that mock you for your weight becoming ill. not fearing of what you eat. all the brown nosing…the same brown nosing that people gave others that decided to crash diet. That was the other signs. of course people weren’t the one to tell this first…it was yourselves, you just decided to ignore your personal warning.