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Fat Chance, Charlie Vega

Fat Chance, Charlie Vega’s nuanced depictions of first love, a complex mother-daughter relationship and fat acceptance make it a stand-out debut.

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Review of ‘Fat Chance, Charlie Vega’

Charlie Vega lives in the shadow of her thin, beautiful best friend, Amelia. Charlie is used to guys flirting with Amelia while ignoring her. Even her own mother pays more attention to Amelia than to Charlie.

After a humiliating incident at a school dance, Charlie falls for Brian, a sweet guy from her art class.…

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