Fat Girl on a Plane

Fat Girl on a Plane


High school senior Cookie Vonn’s post-graduation dreams include getting out of Phoenix, attending Parsons and becoming the next great fashion designer. But in the world of fashion, being fat is a cardinal sin. It doesn’t help that she’s constantly compared to her supermodel mother—and named after a dessert.

Thanks to her job at a fashion blog, Cookie scores a trip to New York to pitch her portfolio and appeal for a scholarship, but her plans are put on standby when she’s declared too fat to fly. Forced to turn to her BFF for cash, Cookie buys a second seat on the plane. She arrives in the city to find that she’s been replaced by the boss’s daughter, a girl who’s everything she’s not—ultrathin and superrich. Bowing to society’s pressure, she vows to lose weight, get out of the friend zone with her crush, and put her life on track.


Cookie expected sunshine and rainbows, but nothing about her new life is turning out like she planned. When the fashion designer of the moment offers her what she’s always wanted—an opportunity to live and study in New York—she finds herself in a world full of people more interested in putting women down than dressing them up. Her designs make waves, but her real dream of creating great clothes for people of all sizes seems to grow more distant by the day.

Will she realize that she’s always had the power to make her own dreams come true?

Title:Fat Girl on a Plane
Edition Language:English
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About Kelly deVos

Kelly deVos is from Gilbert, Arizona, where she lives with her high school sweetheart husband, amazing teen daughter and superhero dog, Cocoa. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Arizona State University. When not reading or writing, Kelly can typically be found with a mocha in hand, bingeing the latest TV shows and adding to her ever-growing sticker collection. Her debut novel, Fat Girl on

    Fat Girl on a Plane Reviews

  • abby

    It starts with a plane seat. Cookie Vonn is a senior in high school and already starting to live out her dream of working in the fashion industry. Through an internship at a local fashion blog, she ha...

  • Laurie Flynn

    I finished this book last week and totally forgot to add my review! The short version: I adored it. The longer version: It's a bold, sharp, smart, totally unforgettable gem of a YA contemporary debut....

  • Kat

    I fell in love with this book from the prologue, where the author explains this is not a Cinderella story of getting thin, but that the first chapter was based on a true experience of how she was trea...

  • Laurie

    It's not often a book makes me want to stand up and cheer (along with making me LOL throughout). FAT GIRL ON A PLANE is like SEX IN THE CITY meets BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY meets something uniquely and co...

  • Ang

    DNF, but I have to review this. First of all, it was an ARC. Secondly, this book has been all over fat YA Twitter, and I was super excited for it.HOWEVER, I'm not going to finish this. I'm not even go...

  • E. Latimer

    *** I received an ARC copy of this bookI wasn't sure what to expect going into this book, but I loved it pretty much from page one. The scene on the airplane is heartbreaking, and I know people that h...

  • Shari

    Not my usual fare, but oh, I loved it. Cookie's voice grabbed me from page one and I couldn't put the book down! Smart, achingly real, fun, and inspiring. [I received an ARC of this book.]...

  • Stephanie Elliot

    Kelly DeVos’ Fat Girl on a Plane is an important look into society’s perception of body image. In it, we meet Cookie, a fat teen fashion designer with a passion to create clothing that all body ty...

  • Kate Olson

    Thanks to TLC Book Tours and Harlequin Teen for this free review copy!*Cookie's story was such a raw and honest one, depicting a journey that so so so many young women experience every day. What reall...

  • Jolene Haley

    I CAN'T WAIT! Kelly is brilliant and everyone needs to add this if they want to LIFE right....