Hey y'all! I am heading to Ottawa for the weekend and am choosing to fly there (because otherwise its a 12 hour trip). While I was packing for my trip, I had a hard time choosing which book to bring to read on the flight there so here are five books you should read on a plane... Plus, learn more about FAT GIRL ON A PLANE by Kelly deVos in my interview, which is down below! I will note that I will actually be reading CHOICES, RULES, AND COLLECTIVE ACTION by Elinor and Vincent Ostrom.
FAT GIRL ON A PLANEAuthor: Kelly deVos
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: June 5, 2018
Don’t miss this unforgettable debut novel, told in two timelines, about smart fashion, pursuing your dreams, and loving yourself!
High school senior Cookie Vonn’s post-graduation dreams include getting out of Phoenix, attending Parsons and becoming the next great fashion designer. But in the world of fashion, being fat is a cardinal sin. It doesn’t help that she’s constantly compared to her supermodel mother—and named after a dessert.
Thanks to her job at a fashion blog, Cookie scores a trip to New York to pitch her portfolio and appeal for a scholarship, but her plans are put on standby when she’s declared too fat too fly. Forced to turn to her BFF for cash, Cookie buys a second seat on the plane. She arrives in the city to find that she’s been replaced by the boss’s daughter, a girl who’s everything she’s not—ultrathin and superrich. Bowing to society’s pressure, she vows to lose weight, get out of the friend zone with her crush, and put her life on track.
Cookie expected sunshine and rainbows, but nothing about her new life is turning out like she planned. When the fashion designer of the moment offers her what she’s always wanted—an opportunity to live and study in New York—she finds herself in a world full of people more interested in putting women down than dressing them up. Her designs make waves, but her real dream of creating great clothes for people of all sizes seems to grow more distant by the day.
Will she realize that she’s always had the power to make her own dreams come true?
What Makes It Plane Worthy?
It's right there in the title: this book is about a plane! And the narrative is going to spin fatphobic thoughts on their head and I can't wait to dig into it. I'm living for this trend of fat representation in YA books, so I was really excited when I read about this one in PW! Not only is it fat rep, but it is also fashion related!! Which is not often something you see. As a classified "fat girl" who loves fashion, I am really looking forward tp reading this.