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Fatty Patty by [Paterka, Kathleen Irene]
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Book 1 of 4 in The James Bay Novels (4 Book Series)
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"Women's Fiction has found a delectable new voice in Kathleen Irene Paterka. Her debut novel FATTY PATTY is one sweet treat! Patty's journey to overcome her weight issues in self-acceptance is worth every calorie... I can't wait for seconds!" ~ Jenna Mindel, SEASON OF DREAMS
"An inspirational, empowering story about how to overcome self-destructive behavior and realize all the wonderful parts of life right under your nose!" ~ Amazon reader

From the Author

Kathleen Irene Paterka fell in love with writing (and food) at a very young age. By the time she graduated high school, she'd completed her first manuscript and she weighed 300 lbs. Though the extra pounds have long since disappeared, Kathleen still carries the emotional scars of being a former fatty. FATTY PATTY was born from the cruel teasing she endured on the school playground.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1468 KB
  • Print Length: 382 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Kathleen Irene Paterka (December 11, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 11, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0081FPIF8
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,107 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I empathized with Patty from the first page to the last. The ice cream scene was painfully familiar to me. Patty's not a perfect heroine, and not always pretty - in her thoughts or her actions - but always entertaining. There was a lot of depth in this debut novel and a lot of emotion. I especially admired Patty's determination, and I rooted for her all through the book. The ending is one of the best I've read. It's a terrific debut and I'm looking forward to the next James Bay novel.
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What a lovely story. Like Patty I have struggled with my weight my whole life. It tells you that love is more important then anything else in the world no matter what your size. I love that there are other books about James Bay and look forward to the next one. What a wonderful summer story. Thank you Ms. Paterka.
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I'm a sucker for a good transformation story. And I have to say that the author's writing is good, for contemporary fiction. But the main character was so one-sided and obsessive that it made her hard to connect with, and how she treated people made her downright unbelievably unlikable. I found it hard to get through a sizable chunk of the midsection due to patty's stupid obsession and the slow pacing. Also, the rushed resolution left me wondering if the author annoyed herself with this character and wrapped it up with a nice bow just to be done with her.
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Growing up "the fat sister" I can relate to Patty in so many ways. It is hard when you see yourself as something different. Sam is such a great character and reminds me so much of my own husband. He is the perfect man who sees Patty as the wonderful beautiful person she truly is. Fatty Patty is a great debut book and although I will say there were times I wanted to put it down because I saw a bit too much of myself in Patty I kept reading in the hopes that Patty would see herself differently. Patty descends into to some dark places, for lack of a better description.
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I have to be honest; I did not like this book. The plot appealed to me: a girl thinks her weight is the source of all her problems, and tries to change things so that everything will fall in place. My reason for disliking this book was the fact that it did NOT, in my viewpoint, really touch on the hardships suffered by truly obese people. The way Patty is described is NOT really all that heavy, and her life is anything but sad. She has a decent job, a loving family, and a nice guy likes her. Perhaps the author was trying to describe what it's like when a person THINKS s/he is fat, but if you are looking for a book that describes the pain of being obese and the slow climb to real self-worth, don't bother.
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I loved this book! The characters, especially Patty, felt so REAL to me. Yes, she has flaws, but that's what makes her human and allows her to grow over the course of the book. A story about a perfect person would be boring IMHO. I think a lot of people can identify with Patty's problems and insecurities (even if you don't struggle with weight) because we all deep down feel self conscious about some aspect of ourselves, don't we? Patty's struggles and bad choices made me root for her even more to find her path and discover happiness where she least expected it. FATTY PATTY is a touching romance about a real woman and real-life problems.
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For the most part, this was a light, enjoyable read. The plot, while fairly predictable, flowed well and didn't have any major inconsistencies. I have to be honest in saying that I really had a hard time sympathizing with Patty. While I really felt her struggle with turning to food every time something went wrong, or when she was surrounded by tasty treats, I could barely stomach her as a person. She seemed very self-centered and at times not very nice to those she loved, which honestly made me want to reach into the book and slap her.
The one part of the plot I had a little trouble with was the character of Nick. At the start, he came off as being too perfect, which I knew couldn't be the case. But how could he so easily bluff his way through most of a school year--when Patty finds stacks of ungraded papers and a blank gradebook, not to mention the way he always had to run to Patty for ideas. How could a teacher possibly get away with that? Also, the whole question of certain information missing from his resume (trying not to lapse into a spoiler here) seemed unlikely in this day and age, with being able to search anyone online.
The ending was sweet and happy, although it was kind of predictable that the heroine's happy-ever-after would come only after she loses weight.
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A typical bad to be fat story. The ending was disappointing . The heroine is finally happy and life perfect because she lost 30 pounds. Is it any wonder our young women are suffering anorexia and bullimia? I hoped this would portray love can be found at any size
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