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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,507 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robin Brande Narrator: Kirsten Potter Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9780307579911
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You are what you eat…

Cat is smart, sassy, and funny, but thin she is 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 television 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily Rhoads | 2/20/2014

    " Great read, but in the end, just a book about how eating vegan will make you lose weight and losing weight will make your life great. I was disappointed by that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aileen Shara | 2/5/2014

    " Think of reading this book as like watching a chick flick movie: yeah, there are cute little moments. Its very sweet and, of course, has a good ending despite all of the problems that need to be resolved. So yes, I enjoyed it. It's a nice sort of fluff read--so, obviously not my style of book--but not bad. Plus, they talked about the kind of food I eat almost the whole time, so, it was a nice change, for once. Cat's character is nice and spunky, which was good. I liked how she didn't need a guy to come to her rescue when she got into a little....hmm...let's say trouble as to avoid spoilers. It was hard to really understand her motivation at first, but the more you read the book, the more obvious it becomes, so at least they don't leave you guessing forever. But what I just can't stand (and this is a personal thing, not Brande's fault) is when the author alludes to some sort of past conflict and then waits forever to tell you what it is, because at that point, I've usually already guessed it and the moment that's supposed to be somewhat touching just turns out anticlimatic. So, real rating, 2.7 or 2.8. But that's just cuz I'm the type of person who, when my friends say "chick flick", thinks "Gladiator". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexa | 2/5/2014

    " I love satisfying endings. This book was funny & smart, and Cat was a great character. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lu | 1/28/2014

    " Fat Cat is about the main character Cat finding herself. She believes a lot about herself, a lot of which has to do with her weight, but she finds out that she just might be a completely different person, and her longtime enemy might not be everything she thinks he is, either. Cat is amazing as a narrator. I loved every single thing about her, I wanted to be her best friend. I saw parts of myself in her, parts of my best friend, parts of my sisters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 1/22/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book as I have not really seen fiction that tackles the issue of our diets as well as this. The only downside of the book was the conflict between Cat and Matt was drawn out waaaay too much and I started yelling at my cd player around disc 4. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 nikki | 1/21/2014

    " Sometimes you just need a good book to read, and this definitely fits the bill! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalia | 1/15/2014

    " Beautifully written book about the power of forgiveness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emm | 1/13/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book! I found Cat and her story very relatable to myself. I felt familiar with the things she experienced and how she felt. Her best friend, Amanda, is awesome! She is a very caring, loyal friend. There were some cute moments in this book, that I enjoyed. A pretty good, quick read. 3.5/5 stars! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sytara | 1/9/2014

    " I really liked the book. It taught people that they should be themselves and not let anybody put them down. Cat had a lot of will-power to stay away from the bad foods. It would be extrememly hard for me. I really loved the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tritia Kristin | 10/14/2013

    " Such a fantastic YA novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marty | 10/9/2013

    " For her Science class Cat decides to live as the cavemen did so she radically alters her diet and gives up modern conveniences....not an easy task. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill Gattens | 7/24/2013

    " I enjoyed this book because it showed a girl's struggle with her weight and how she overcame that problem. I think the grudge was a lot but I guess it is what is. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy Crapo | 4/13/2013

    " My faith in contemporary YA fiction has been restored. (ebook checked out from the library) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 12/16/2012

    " Amazing! I wonder if it's true? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey | 3/6/2012

    " As good as all of the reviews I've read said it would be. Not typically the type of book I would pick to read, but grabbed me from the beginning. Short chapters and relatable, realistic characters are just two of the many things that make this such a compelling read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Genevieve Conley | 2/29/2012

    " This was a very inspiring and thought provoking book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brianna | 10/22/2011

    " Good book to read probably for a teenaged girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekah | 10/1/2011

    " Could be Yet Another Book About Fatty Teen Girl, but saves itself and is enjoyable. Narrator seems a bit young for how old she's supposed to be sometimes (17), but overall funny and engaging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ljlangston | 9/22/2011

    " I thought this was clever and engaging. I oscillated between 3 and 4 stars because although I really enjoyed the book, I hate when true fiction is infused with propoganda. It's a strong word, but I thought it was pushing an agenda a bit. Still, Cat was funny and relatable. I enjoyed the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toni | 9/4/2011

    " Really good YA book. Fast read. Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 4/21/2011

    " Book 25 of 100 in 2011. Quote: "It's funny how you can be so stupid and not realize it until you've already gone too far." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 3/23/2011

    " Quick teen read about a girl who switches to a hominid diet and loses lots of weight. I think the plot was a bit shallow and predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 3/22/2011

    " A science-turned-self improvement project forces Cat to examine her angry feelings about a childhood friend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 3/21/2011

    " I was very pleasantly surprised by this book. The book started out fast and really read very quickly until about 3/4 of the way through. It was slow for just a little bit and then finished off strong. The ending is pretty predictable, but good. Overall, this book was a nice, quick, light read. "

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About the Author
Author Robin Brande

Robin Brande has been a trial attorney, yoga instructor, black belt, entrepreneur, community college professor, wilderness first responder, insurance agent, outdoor adventurer, Girl Scout leader, and Sunday school teacher. Robin Brande spent her high school years in the make-believe worlds of books and drama, and finds that she still prefers it that way. Her novels include Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature. 

About the Narrator

Kirsten Potter, who graduated with highest honors from Boston University, has narrated numerous audiobooks and has performed for television and in theaters across the country. She has won several awards, including eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a three-time finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. Her work has been recognized by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and by AudioFile magazine, among many others.