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Good Luck, Fatty?! [Kindle Edition]

Maggie Bloom
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Spunky North Carolina teen Bobbi-Jo Cotton is overweight, oversexed, underloved and misunderstood. When Dr. Harvey Lassiter—her former high school principal turned bicycle shop owner—sponsors a charity bike race, Bobbi sees an opportunity to test her Schwinn and her fortitude. And when Tom Cantwell, her best (and only) friend, reveals he’s crushing on her, Bobbi figures it’s time to quit passing out screws like they’re dentists’ office suckers.

What Bobbi is having a harder time letting go of is the resentment she feels toward her missionary parents, who, after abandoning her in the night, have flitted back into her life with a surprise: she’s about to be a big sister.

Will Bobbi win the race (and maybe even lose the weight)? Can she overcome her promiscuous past and earn the trust of the boy she just may love? Will her parents care enough about her—or her new baby brother—to stick around (and if they don’t, will she be tough enough to survive another of their betrayals)?

The only way to find out is to come along for the ride. The way Bobbi sees it, all of life’s questions can be answered from the seat of a bicycle. And if they can’t, at least your hair will look great fluttering in the breeze.

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About the Author

Maggie Bloom grew up in the ‘80s, under the influence of acid-washed jeans, hair bands, leg warmers, and John Hughes films. She currently resides in coastal Maine with her family (and the world’s smartest cat, Twinkle).

Product Details

  • File Size: 954 KB
  • Print Length: 203 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615719627
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: ElkNewt Press (December 10, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009L78AQO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #310,117 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant writing, tough subject April 30, 2013
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The author approaches so many seemingly insurmountable challenges with this story, but she succeeds beautifully. This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. It's a travesty that this gem of a book sits unnoticed by so many while YA paranormal romance is flying off the shelves. "Good Luck Fatty" is what the YA genre should be about.

This book is a story about reinvention and redemption. It's a coming-of-age tale that not only involves coming into your own, but coming back from terrible decisions. The heroine is 15-year-old Bobbi Jo Cotton, who is basically known as the slut of Industry High despite being overweight and generally unattractive. She refers to her hobby as "screwing," and brags that she's been screwed by most of the boys at her school, even the popular ones with thin, pretty girlfriends. You wouldn't think Bobbi could be a sympathetic or likable character, but Maggie Bloom brings an undeniable appeal to this damaged heroine, giving Bobbi a refreshing sense of self-awareness and maturity.

Bobbi's existence turns upside-down when three major changes occur in her life: 1) her best friend, Tom, shows an interest in actually dating her- not just having sex; 2) her hippie parents reappear years after dumping Bobbi off on her cousins, and 3) Bobbi decides to enter a bicycle race hosted by the local bike repair shop owner. All these changes lead to Bobbi having to make some tough decisions.

I'd say this story is heart-wrenching, but that's not completely true. You feel for Bobbi, but she never feels sorry for herself, so you really have no choice but to develop respect for her. She craves a connection with a boy her own age and the parents who abandoned her, but she doesn't sit around waxing philosophical about her emotions. She's not a victim.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Follow me on Instagram-that_girl_breyonaa March 4, 2014
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It is a very good book it teaches you about how people are different how loving someone can change them for the better
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful read November 11, 2013
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This was a surprisingly good and easy read. I wished on occasion that it would address the deeper issue of Bobbi’s promiscuity but I liked how the story flowed. Bobbi was a strong character and I liked how she handled herself especially after those boys ganged up on her. I was rooting for her to win the bike race so I was surprised at what happened. And I had a little trouble with Bobbi’s parents abandoning Roy. Isn’t that punishable by law?
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4.0 out of 5 stars inspiring! July 5, 2013
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i enjoyed the book. it did have some mature content in it so i would recomend it for high school students
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5.0 out of 5 stars Truly inspiring June 16, 2013
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This book was just phenomenal. I could read it again and again it inspired me to know that nothing is to hard to overcome. And whatever you set your mind to you can accomplish. It also taught me that no matter what anyone says you are special and there's always someone just as special out there made just for you! (Written by my 12 year old daughter)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fast read June 12, 2013
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Cute read Bobbie was a girl with spunk who turned out great despite her parents and weight. I recommend this book
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3.0 out of 5 stars ok May 27, 2013
By melissa
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not one of my favorities it was just ok. Dont know if many people would enjoy this....i read everything so it was different
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book May 26, 2013
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It was a book I will read again and again.I thought I would hate it but I just couldn't' t put it down..
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MAGGIE BLOOM grew up in the '80s, under the influence of acid-washed jeans, hair bands, leg warmers, and John Hughes films. She resides in coastal Maine with her family (and the world's smartest cat, Twinkle). Visit her at

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