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This book is the story of fifth grade teacher, Patty. She's not happy with where she's at in her life and thinks that if she gains control of her weight issues that everything else will quietly fall into place in her world. There are a lot of underlying issues in this book: bullying, shallowness, family, romance, and love. But at the heart of all of it, lies Patty's own issues with herself. She doesn't like herself much and that is what is truly hurting all those aspects of her life that she thinks will be fixed by her latest weight loss goals.
There are three main characters which revolve around Patty's life...
1. Her twin sister, Priscilla
Born only minutes apart, Patty and Priscilla are miles apart in appearance. Patty was born lively and healthy, but Priscilla was only 2 lbs when she was born. She's always on the verge of being sick, but Patty sees her as skinny and beautiful. They live together in the rambling Victorian that their mother left them which is a huge money pit. Patty wants to sell, but Priscilla refuses. Priscilla acts as Patty's conscience through a lot of the book. She tries to keep Patty on track with her diet and tries to let Patty know when she's being unreasonable about things. They don't have a happy relationship throughout the second half of the book and that indicative of how bad Patty's behavior descends.
2. Fellow 5th grade teacher, Nick
This guy is the perfect guy. He's a first-year teacher and also the high school basketball coach. He seems like a nice really good looking guy who sees Patty as the catch that she really is, but as you delve deeper and deeper into the book, you get the idea that all isn't as it seems.
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Patty Perreault is a fifth grade elementary school teacher from James Bay, Michigan, who has dealt with the daily struggles of being overweight since childhood. She now teaches at the very same elementary school, where painful playground memories of being taunted with the cruel nickname Fatty Patty has not been forgotten.
With a new school year starting, Patty is determined to lose weight so that she could finally win the coveted Bay County Teacher of the Year contest that has eluded her for the past four years. Her mantra is: "Brand new school year, brand new body, brand new Patty!" Patty's fraternal twin sister Priscilla is there for her with moral support, but she only adds to Patty's low self-esteem as she was the one born as the thin delicate beauty.
Patty meets Sam Curtis, a beefy overweight accountant, while swimming laps at the community pool. A friendship develops between them, but Sam is interested in more than just a friendship, while Patty can't seem to get past the issue of his weight to let the relationship blossom beyond a friendship. And then there is Nick, Patty's co-worker who she considers the "perfect man."
Will Patty deny herself the chance at a meaningful relationship because of outward appearances? Or will she discover that the only important thing that matters most is the inner beauty of a person?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The plot is predictable, but "Fatty Patty" is a fun read! It is a reminder of how neurotic we can all get, and how we can miss what is right in front of us. Read morePublished 6 days ago by playing on
I found that Fatty Patty was similar to the" Fat Bridesmaid" in two aspects, but was different enough, It was light and easy to read I liked and would recommend it.Published 15 days ago by Carrol Gomez
A sweet love story with a somewhat expected ending, but the surprise ending makes it a worthwhile read for all romance readers!Published 18 days ago by Nita C
For the most part, this was a light, enjoyable read. The plot, while fairly predictable, flowed well and didn't have any major inconsistencies. Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. S. Lerew
Any one who has ever struggled with weight and self-image will identify with Patty. A stress eater myself, I was interested in how Patty was going to resolve her weight issue. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Bonnie Dodge
This was an inspirational and very realistic story about an overweight woman on a journey not only to slim down, but to become more accepting of herself and others. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was a fun summer time read! I pictured their home town as small as mine with the community pool, elementary school, playground and high school gym! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Shannon Cleveringa
I loved this story from the first page to the last. It deals wonderfully well with food issues, relationship issues, life issues. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Patricia M. Seitz
Good story line with lots of truth to a person being overweight. Keeps you interested to see what next will happen.Published 9 months ago by weld4you