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Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution

(Fat Angie #2)

3.63  ·  Rating details ·  171 ratings  ·  73 reviews
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
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published March 5th 2019 by Candlewick Press
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Feb 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs-read
Angie's life is in absolute shambles.

It is the start of a new school year, her sister is dead, killed while serving overseas in the military, her girlfriend has moved away to Texas and her best friend has ghosted.

Returning to school, Angie faces extreme bullying and random acts of violence. During one particularly heinous incident, she stands up to her bully and breaks his nose. Since none of her peers will come forward and tell the truth, that she was protecting herself from a violent
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book for free from the publisher (Candlewick Press) in exchange for an honest review.

I give this book 3.5 stars which rounds up to 4.

First off, I just want to put out a trigger warning since this book deals with a lot of serious topics such as fat shaming, bullying, grief, homophobia, and self-harm.

This book is the sequel to Fat Angie, and going into this book I did not know that. I had thought it was a standalone book. Even though I did not read the first book, I was
I received this review copy for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Before I begin, Id like to point out that theres some content in this book that may be troubling to some readers. Trigger warnings for homophobia, hate speech, and suicide.

Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution is the story of a teenage girl who is having a hard time with her ex girlfriend moving away, her friends being distant, her sister dying in service
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Angie's journey reminds us that grief is a long road. Her romance with the glamorous KC over, Angie is still a pariah in her family (that mom!) and her school. Her new "woo woo" psychologist is trying, but is Angie getting it? Can't wait for the broader release (I read an ARC copy!)
Melanie Page
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fat-characters
Rebellion (n): The defiance of authority. Classic rebellions include but are not limited to: the Haitian Revolution, the French Revolution, and the American Revolution. Not to be mistaken for the Beastie Boys Fight for Your Right lyrical revolution.
The first novel, simply titled Fat Angie, traveled through some heavy territory: mental health, bullying, emotional abuse, coming out, losing a sister in the military to terrorists. Things in high school were hard for Fat Angie, who was repeating 9th
Danika at The Lesbrary
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I liked this a lot more than the first book. Although Angie is still struggling, she is progressing, and she's making connections. It felt more hopeful. Plus, it's a road trip book!

Full review at the Lesbrary.
Apr 30, 2019 rated it liked it
I received a free copy in exchange for my honest review

2.5 stars
This book really was not it for me. I definitely did not enjoy the writing style, I didn't feel any connection to the story. Therefore, it was really hard to actually finish the book as well as why it took me so long. The thing that I did appreciate was the character growth and the way this was displayed. I think that was really well done and an essential aspect of the story.
Definitely a book to read. This copy is the 2nd of a series. The first I did not read, but i did not feel at a loss for what was going on. A lot goes on, and Charlton-Trujillo fit it all in very well. Angie, a sophomore in high school is dealing with bullying, death of a sister, and the feeling that her friends have left her stranded. One step at asking for help, Angie goes on an adventure with several people she's not so sure are friends anymore. The characters that Charlton-Trujillo include ...more
Manon the Malicious
*3.5 Stars*

I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I had already started this when I saw on Goodreads that this was actually a sequel. It didn't bother me all that much though. One can read this without having read this first book.
I wouldn't know how to describe this plot, but I'm gonna try.

So, Angie is gay, fat and bullied because of it. Her whole school only contains idiots and assholes and her best friend is now dating her torturer. So everything is going horribly
Maja Madsen
Dec 30, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2019
** I received this through netgalley in exchange for an honest review **

Im giving this book a 3,5 stars.

Overall this book wasnt bad. I really enjoyed it, but there was just something missing.
This book deals with some pretty heavy topics and it has some trigger warnings that are important to be aware about, before reading it.

This book was the sequel to Fat Angie, which I didnt know, when I started reading it. But even though, I havnt read the first book, I was still abel to understand what was
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Angie is still in a rotten place: bullies at school, her mom still seems to hate her, but shes got a better therapist, MIA dad, her friend KC has moved away, her mom wants her to go a camp to be reprogrammed.
Her sister, had a road trip in Ohio planned with her when she got back: 1. Rollerskate 2. Dance on Americas shortest street. 3. Sing a song with a band in front of audience. 4. Have picnic at the worlds largest basket. So she goes on the road trip with a friend, who brings her friends, with
Nate Wright
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a rough one to read. But not in an-this is a hard to get through book-sort of way, but in a -this is hard to stay positive reading- sort of way. From the opening lines you get enmeshed in the main character's anxiety, (which is written and portrayed quite well) and the absolute sadness that envelops her life. And then it gets even more depressing.

From school, to her home life, to inside her own head, Angie just can't seem to get a positive break in her world. It's heartbreaking to read
thewoollygeek (tea, cake, crochet & books)
A great read, uncomfortable reading at times but tells an important story that needs to be shared. Great representation, made me cry a few times. This is well worth reading its well paced, the characters are well written and relatable. Moving is an understatement

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fat Angie punched me in the heart.
Legit, a massive closed fist directly to the heart.
It was brutally awesome!

I love books that have a great deal of emotion in it, a lot of pain and a great deal of hope. This needs to happen more in my opinion. There are way too many fairy tales stories, even in contemporary that everything works out perfectly for the characters. These are the kind of books were nothing bad happens to them, their family and friend life is completely happy. But as we all know
Stacy Fetters
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
"Life is heart and ache. You cant have one without the other."

Ive been waiting for this second book for six years and its finally here. Fat Angie was one of those books that opened my eyes to the world of bullying and it made so many emotions come pouring out of my soul all at once. I was happy, sad, and sometimes angry at the people and scenarios of the book. Im glad Angie is back with a more hopeful story.

Angie is in her sophomore year of high school and she's hoping that this year is
Quionna (theblacklitqueen)
Unfortunately, I was unable to connect with this book. I just didn't really care about any of the characters or the plot in general. I didn't know that this was a sequel until I was in the middle of the book so I knew this was not going to be a book I rate highly. Honestly, the struggles Angie had to faced seemed too inorganic. It was your classic "mean girl" and "asshole" type bullying and those narratives usually just bore me to death and this was no different. I was a "fat Angie" at my high ...more
Jan 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Fat Angie Rebel Girl Revolution is the sequel to the Stonewall Award winning Fat Angie. The novel opens with the fallout from the previous novels ending. Angie has been dealing with a suicide attempt, the loss of her girlfriend, who moved away, and the death of her military sister. An outcast at school, for being overweight and a lesbian, Angie struggles with intense bullying.

As if what is happening in her life isnt enough, Angies relationship with her mother is toxic. Why did it have to be the
P.A. Pursley
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: good-books
Well, Fat Angie is back and she is pissed! I got a chance to meet the author and she is an amazing person. The beauty of Fat Angie comes through in the way E. talks to people. This book will help anyone struggling with their identity. It doesn't have to be a sexual identity, just trying to find out who we are.

Angie finds new ways to piss off her mom, get beat up at school, get angry at her sister, and make a mess of her life. But does she mess it up? Maybe it's everyone else who is messed up and
Jan 05, 2019 rated it liked it
I'm not sure what to say about this book. It was good, however the writing was hard to get through. However, I feel like the representation was important.

There's the main character, who's fat, gay, and has mental health issues.
There's Zeke, who is nonbinary and has a stoma.

So much important representation, that it really did overpower the less than stellar writing.

Thank you to NetGalley for providing me this book in exchange for my honest review.
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
I unknowingly started with the second in the series. Fortunately the author gets you up to speed so you don't feel like you are left out. It is a very open and honest look at life from someone who feels she doesn't fit in and parent who doesn't care to understand her children. I will definitely go back and read the first book so I can fill in all the background details.

There is a chapter where Angie visits Cincinnati. How cool is that? They spend time at Fountain Square eating Skyline. I prefer
Sarah Z
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

When I requested this, I didnt realize it was the second book in a series. With that being said, it was easy to figure out what had happened in the previous novel and just continue on with the story from there.
Theres a lot of raw emotion in this novel and many many important issues that seem to run the gamut of the death of a loved one, body shaming, extreme bullying and violence, grief, denial, and
Mar 25, 2019 rated it did not like it
Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo is one of those books that I feel so torn on, I read the synopsis on Net Galley and it sounded queer, body positive and fun. Exactly my type of reading youd think and while I loved the story, I have more than a few complaints about the book.

Ill start with the things I didnt like about this book, as the things I did like I think are more important in this case. The first was the writing style was extremely awkward and frustrating at times
Mar 04, 2019 rated it liked it
(Disclaimer: I received this book from Netgalley. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

TW: fatphobia, physical assault, suicidal thoughts, suicide attempt, self-harm, homophobia, panic attacks, depression, anxiety

Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution is a challenging read. Angie is encountering trouble from all angles: emotionally and physically bullied at school, dealing with her mother who wants to send her to a 'treatment center' because of Angie being both fat and gay,
Stephanie Duff
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
*I received this book in a Goodreads Giveaway

Though this book, like the former novel, is absolutely infuriating with its abuse, I think the author does a good job of representing minorities and mental health. This book deals with panic attacks, medical issues, cutting, depression, eating disorders, abuse, extreme bullying and violence, and LBGTQ youth.

I actually liked this one a lot more than the first book, probably because Angie begins to actually stick up for herself in this one. She breaks
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
At first this book made me really uncomfortable. The amount of violence, fatphobia and homophobia in the first quarter or so of the book was almost unbearable for me to read but I kept going. I was really close to completely give up on it to preserve myself but then the road trip part happened and drastically changed my mind. It was so revigorating to read about Angie, a fat, depressed, lesbian and suffering from panic attacks girl going through this process of freeing herself and learn to be ...more
Hannah Moushabeck
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution is the continuation of Fat Angie which won the Stonewall Award and follows the story of Angie, a fat, queer girl who is on a journey to discover her identity while enduring the ruthless bigotry of her fellow classmates as well as mourning the loss of her soldier sister. This is the follow up I had hoped it would be. While there are some dark moments, this book sparks hope for the reader and is complete with 80s music references, an epic road ...more
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Angie is about to start sophomore year, and she's miserable. She made it through 9th grade on her second go, but her girlfriend has moved away, her best friend has been emotionally distant, the guy who has been bullying her has increased his efforts, and Angie is still trying to figure out how to mourn her sister. She is certain that she doesn't like the very public method of grieving that their mother has adopted, and it's after the ceremonial unveiling of her sister's statue that Angie finds ...more
I'd give this one a 3.5 for its snarky dialogue and interesting characters. The author clearly has her fingers on the pulses of many teens who don't fit into their current situations at home or in school. The book picks up not long after its predecessor, Fat Angie, left off. Angie has become even more of a pariah at William Anders High School in Dryfalls, Ohio after a failed suicide attempt and stay in a hospital. As her sophomore year begins, she's not thrilled about having to repeat the year ...more
Mar 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Angie is miserable and the sophomore year just began. Her girlfriend, KC, recently moved away to spend time with her father in Texas. Her best friend, Jake has been distant and flaky. And Greg, her bully, has become increasingly violent towards Angie. Her sister had an over the top funeral with a statue dedicated to her. Her mother, Connie, placed a symbolic urn on their mantel to mourn her daughter's death. All of this just adds to the sadness Angie is feeling. During her sister's ceremony, a ...more
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