Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldanado


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings where bloggers share which upcoming releases they’re most looking forward to. Join us every Wednesday and watch your TBR list multiply.

There are so many amazing sounding debuts by Latinx authors that are happening this year. Next month Crystal Maldonado’s Fat Chance, Charlie Vega comes out. The cover instantly brings a smile to my face. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

Title: Fat Chance, Charlie Vega
Author: Crystal Maldonado
Series: N/A
Pages: 352
Publisher: Holiday House
Release Date: February 2, 2021

      “Coming of age as a Fat brown girl in a white Connecticut suburb is hard.
      Harder when your whole life is on fire, though.

      Charlie Vega is a lot of things. Smart. Funny. Artistic. Ambitious. Fat.
      People sometimes have a problem with that last one. Especially her mom. Charlie wants a good relationship with her body, but it’s hard, and her mom leaving a billion weight loss shakes on her dresser doesn’t help. The world and everyone in it have ideas about what she should look like: thinner, lighter, slimmer-faced, straighter-haired. Be smaller. Be whiter. Be quieter.
      But there’s one person who’s always in Charlie’s corner: her best friend Amelia. Slim. Popular. Athletic. Totally dope. So when Charlie starts a tentative relationship with cute classmate Brian, the first worthwhile guy to notice her, everything is perfect until she learns one thing–he asked Amelia out first. So is she his second choice or what? Does he even really see her? UGHHH. Everything is now officially a MESS
      A sensitive, funny, and painful coming-of-age story with a wry voice and tons of chisme, Fat Chance, Charlie Vega tackles our relationships to our parents, our bodies, our cultures, and ourselves.”

Are you participating in Can’t-Wait Wednesday or Waiting on Wednesday? Is this book on your TBR? Be sure to leave a link to your post in the comments and I’ll visit!

18 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldanado

  1. I just love the cover and plot for this one!

    This is my first time hearing of this title so I’m glad you shared it. I’ve been trying to read more Latinx titles and I found this one quite relatable.

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  2. I haven’t heard of this one before, but Fat Chance, Charlie Vega sounds like something I would really like to read. I am adding it to my wish list. I hope you love it when you read it!

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