Today we are thrilled to reveal the cover for Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado. The book will be released on February 2, 2021, by Holiday House. Preorder here!
Charlie Vega is a lot of things. Smart. Funny. Artistic. Ambitious. Fat. People sometimes have a problem with that last one. The world and everyone in it have ideas about what she should look like: Be smaller. Be quieter. She’s too brown for the white kids and too white for her brown family. When a cute guy asks her out, her life becomes a rom com—until she learns he asked out her slim, popular, athletic best friend first. UGH. Is she EVERYONE’S second choice? Does anyone ACTUALLY see her? Fat chance.
Fat Chance, Charlie Vega is a funny and painfully accurate coming-of-age story by debut author Crystal Maldonado that tackles our relationships to our parents, our bodies, our cultures, and ourselves.
Crystal Maldonado is a writer by night and a marketer and social media manager by day. She has been published in Latina magazine, The Hartford Courant, and Dogster, and is the co-founder of the online magazine Positively Smitten. Fat Chance, Charlie Vega is her debut novel. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband, her dog, and her super-duper adorable baby daughter.