March 09, 2019

#BookTour for Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution (Fat Angie #2) by @pinatadirector @JeanBookNerd #BookReview #Giveaway Copy of Fat Angie


Synopsis: More trouble at school and at home — and the discovery of a missive from her late soldier sister — send Angie and a long-ago friend on an RV road trip across Ohio.


Sophomore year has just begun, and Angie is miserable. Her girlfriend, KC, has moved away; her good friend, Jake, is keeping his distance; and the resident bully has ramped up an increasingly vicious and targeted campaign to humiliate her. An over-the-top statue dedication planned for her sister, who died in Iraq, is almost too much to bear, and it doesn't help that her mother has placed a symbolic empty urn on their mantel. At the ceremony, a soldier hands Angie a final letter from her sister, including a list of places she wanted the two of them to visit when she got home from the war. With her mother threatening to send Angie to a “treatment center” and the situation at school becoming violent, Angie enlists the help of her estranged childhood friend, Jamboree. Along with a few other outsiders, they pack into an RV and head across the state on the road trip Angie's sister did not live to take. It might be just what Angie needs to find a way to let her sister go, and find herself in the process. 





  




About the Author:  
Deemed a “force of nature” by Kirkus reviews, Mexican American author, filmmaker, playwright and poet e.E. Charlton-Trujillo grew up in small-town Mathis, Texas.

As an author, she is the recipient of the Delacorte Dell Yearling Award for her first novel, Prizefighter En Mi Casa. What followed was: the Parents’ Choice Silver Honor, a Flamingnet Top Choice Award,a National Council for the Social Studies Notable Book and made the NYC PublicLibrary Teenage List. Check out the Reviews on Amazon.com

Her second novel Feels Like Home released to critical praise and award nominations.

It was her third novel, Fat Angie that garnered the American Library Association’s Stonewall Award, was a Lambda Literary Finalist and a Choose to Read Ohio book. Fat Angie was also the foundation for a unique book tour to empower at-risk youth via writing and discussion and the catalyst for the feature documentary At-Risk Summer. From that experience, she co-founded a non-profit to bridge the gap between at-risk youth and artists called Never Counted Out.

Currently, she is completing the feature documentary, A Cultural of Silence for GLSEN Cincinnati, writing two novels and Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution in early 2019.

Click the highlighted links for Meet At Human or The Pirate Tree’s interview about e.

PHOTO CONTENT FROM E.E. CHARLTON-TRUJILLO

WEBSITE: http://bigdreamswrite.com/

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
My Review: Although this had a lot of trigger warnings (listed below) this was such a good title.  I wasn't to sure about it because I really didn't care for the cover but the story was very good.  At the time that I started this book I didn't even realize that this was a book two.  But even once I found that out (when I went to write this review) I didn't feel like I missed out on anything.  I do think that since I enjoyed this title that I will go back and read book one though.  I really enjoyed that this story took place on a road trip. With summer being around the corner I had a fun time with this title and my dreams of RVing around the US. 


This story was so compelling and I just felt so sorry for Angie from start to finish.  I really think that the school she was in needed to invest in some cameras.  And that more people need to stand up to bullies. Because it's not ok and things need to change.   

In the end this was one of those titles that you just really don't know what to say.  It had all the feels and I hope that we get another title in this series. 

Go Into This One Knowing: Fat Shaming, Bullying, Grief, Homophobia, Self-Harm







Praise for FAT ANGIE: REBEL GIRL REVOLUTION

Fortunately and refreshingly, the text gives Angie no weight-loss arc...A welcomingly awkward, offbeat journey for a "gay-girl gay" girl with many heartaches. ―Kirkus Reviews

In this companion to the Stonewall Award–winning Fat Angie, Angie’s girlfriend has moved away, Angie is constantly bullied as she starts as a sophomore after repeating her freshman year, her mother still can’t stand her, and her former best friend, Jamboree, is back in town...it’s still good to see Angie, a very human combination of neuroses, fears, truths, and desires, break through some of her defenses and take risks, from singing to loving. ―Publishers Weekly

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