Fat Angie Homecoming

e. E. Charlton-Trujillo

Book - 2021

"After hitting the road with her friends last summer and taking the stage to sing her heart out in Columbus, Angie finally feels like she's figuring things out. And her next move? Finally asking Jamboree Memphis Jordan to be her girlfriend. Angie's got her speech ready on a set of flash cards, but her plans are complicated when her first love, KC Romance, comes cruising back into town. And when a video of Angie's Columbus performance goes viral, everything gets even more conf...using. Kids at school are treating her with respect, she's being recognized in public, and her couldn't-be-bothered mother is . . . well, bothered is an understatement. When she learns of an online music competition, Angie decides to start a band. With the help of her brother, Jamboree, and her town's resident washed-up rock star, Angie puts together a group and gets busy writing songs, because the competition deadline is only two weeks away. Between sorting out her feelings for Jamboree and KC, dealing with her newfound fame, and dodging an increasingly violent and volatile mother, singing seems like the only thing that Angie's really good at. Can her band of girl rockers actually win? More importantly, can Angie get it together before she loses all sense of herself yet again?"--

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Charlton-Trujillo, e. E. Fat Angie ; 3.
Young adult fiction
Lesbian fiction
Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press 2021.
First edition
Item Description
Sequel to: Rebel girl revolution.
Physical Description
403 pages ; 21 cm
Main Author
e. E. Charlton-Trujillo (author)
Review by Kirkus Book Review

Angie navigates love, an unstable family life, and the journey to find out who she really is. In this sequel to Fat Angie: Rebel Girl Revolution (2019), Angie's back from her eventful road trip, where she poured her Iraq War veteran sister's ashes in the Ohio River and discovered her powerful singing voice. For the most part, life feels amazing, and she's about to ask her childhood best friend, Jamboree, to be her girlfriend. But then her ex, KC Romance, barrels back into her life, and a video of Angie singing goes viral (in a good way). Inspired by KC to join a singing competition, Angie forges ahead. Or tries to, anyway. Despite support from her brother, Wang, and a slightly too-large and confusing-to-follow group of friends and band mates, Angie struggles with her feelings for Jamboree and KC Romance as well as her father's abandonment and her mother's horrible abuse. Will she be able to embrace her passion as a singer and keep her relationships intact? Maybe--and maybe not. Charlton-Trujillo's unique writing style livens up the text, although in some instances it drags the story down (e.g., "Angie rolled-not-rolled-but-mostly-rolled her eyes"). Angie's love of her fat, beautiful body is refreshing, and her relationships with her friends and family feel nuanced and real. As before, the cast is diverse in ethnicity and sexuality. A lively, heartfelt, and ultimately satisfying trilogy closer. (Fiction. 13-18) Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.