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Product Details

  • Paperback: 290 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse (May 6, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416936033
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416936039
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 5.4 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,343,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Nico Medina is the author of The Straight Road to Kylie, Fat Hoochie Prom Queen, and Go Ahead, Ask Me. He works at a publishing house in New York City.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TeensReadToo on April 23, 2008
Format: Paperback
Margarita Antonia Diaz is a big, beautiful, and proud Latina woman. Okay, she's still in high school, so maybe not a woman, but definitely more than a girl. Either way, this is Margarita's senior year, and everything is perfect! She has Lucas, her fabulously gay best friend; she has amazing clothes, thanks to her talented designer of an older sister; the cute boy seems to be noticing her; and really, no one can help but love Margarita.

Except maybe Bridget Benson. Bridget and Margarita were best friends when they were little kids. Both were child actors and Bridget got a part that Margarita wanted. They've hardly spoken since. Not that Margarita didn't try, but it's been a long time, and the hurt has turned into anger. Somehow, during a huge confrontation at a party, Bridget and Margarita end up daring each other to compete for Prom Queen. Suddenly senior year is looking much more dramatic.

Margarita gets sucked into competing for popularity, and more than loses her perspective. In fact, she's beginning to think she's losing herself. Though not in poundage, despite her mother's best efforts to irritate and prod and serve the blandest, most boring food ever! When her dad gets sick unexpectedly, Margarita's great year has officially collapsed. What else can go wrong? Sometimes it's better not to ask, but Margarita has way too much personality to not pull through, right?

I love Margarita! I want to hang out with her every day. She feels like a real person from the first paragraph. She has such a unique, strong, hilarious voice and point of view. I felt like I was listening to her talk, not reading a story.

I love this book! It is honest, and sweet, and evil, and hilarious!
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By Sharif on April 14, 2013
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Margarita "Madge" Diaz is a plus-sized young lady who's confident, stylish, and fairly popular. Conflict brews between her and classmate Bridget Benson, a beautiful TV star who oozes pettiness and hatred. There's an ugly history between the two dating back from their childhood when they were vying for the same role in a show and Bridget got the part. Margarita challenges her nemesis in a prom queen battle. She also gets into many wrangles and adventures in her pursuit to get the crown. The teen voice is amazingly believable in this novel.
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By LAS Reviewer on October 1, 2010
Format: Paperback
The book had me laughing from the moment I saw it on the shelf. What a great title! I knew I had to pick it up and trust me, I wasn't disappointed. The characters felt like my friends and it was like I was back in high school for a while. I laughed, I cried, and I read it over again.

Oh yeah, and I rooted for Margarita.

High school is one gigantic drama and hotbed for issues. Once best friends become mortal enemies and then one day poof! become besties again. Not always the case, but stranger things have been known to happen. Nico Medina's characters are the best and worst of high school and written in a fresh manner that I couldn't put the book down. Although this is a follow-up story, I didn't feel I needed the first one to know what was going on. I plan to read the first one because I've found a new must read author.

Margarita, for all her bluster, was my favorite character. She's flawed. She won't admit it, but she's not always the tower of strength and snappy comebacks she wants to be. But as seniors in high school, who is really that perfect? That's what I liked about her. She's unique-what you see is what you get. As she evolves in the story, you can't help but sympathize for her more, even if she gets what she wants most of the time. I love how things all came down to a competition to be the prom queen. Isn't it every girl's dream to be the queen? Maybe, but seeing how Magarita goes about it had me in stitches.

If you want a book that's a look at high school and a whole lot of laughs and a few tears, then you need to read Fat Hoochie Prom Queen. I give this book 4.5 suns! Awesome job!

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Format: Paperback
Contemporary Young Adult
Simon Pulse

Rating: 4 Enchantments

Margarita "Madge" Diaz is a chubby, fashionista, funny girl who loves her curves. Everyone likes her, except for her ex-best friend--student body president and queen bee--Bridget Benson. She's a foxy Hispanic girl, who loves her gay best friend, and doesn't let anyone step all over her.

One night, drunk at a party, Madge gets into a heated fight with Bridget. They both agree that whoever wins the Prom Queen title will do what the other says. If Bridget wins, Madge won't be able to speak to her again but if Madge wins then Bridget will have to wear whatever Madge decides to a photo shoot for OK magazine.

It took me a while to get into this book but once I did, I immensely enjoyed it. Madge had a strong voice, and was funny as well. She felt real. All the characters had such strong voices that it felt as if they were right in front of you. The Spanish words mixed in really made Madge stand out more and made the story much interesting. The high school scene felt real: there was some crushes, cattiness, and the characters resembled real student which you might know. The book was fast, fun, and an easy read to take your mind off of things. Nico Medina is a great author and now, after reading Fat Hoochie Prom Queen, I feel like reading his other book.

Nico Medina is a graduate of the University of Florida and now resides in New York City. This is his second novel. His first book was titled The Straight Road to Kylie. To learn more about him, visit his website at [...]

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