You are what you eat...? Cat smart, sassy, and funny-but thin, she's not. Until her class science project. That's when she winds up doing an experiment-on herself. Before she knows it, Cat is living-and eating-like the hominids, our earliest human ancestors. True, no chips or TV is a bummer and no car is a pain, but healthful eating and walking everywhere do have their benefits. As the pounds drop off, the guys pile on. All this newfound male attention is enough to drive a girl crazy! If only she weren't too busy hating Matt McKinney to notice...? This funny and thoughtful novel explores how girls feel about their bodies, and the ways they can best take care of their most precious resource: themselves.
by Jerilyn Ross, Robin Cantor-Cooke
by Robin Roe
by Mette Ivie Harrison
by Robin Cook
by Robin LaFevers
by Robin McKinley
by Robin Hobb
"In this engrossing story, Cat tries living like her ancient ancestors (no junk food or high-tech tools) and is thoroughly transformed. The smooth-voiced Kirsten Potter handles the narration of this story well. Her pacing highlights the elements of drama, mystery (what exactly did Matt DO to Cat back in sixth grade?), and romance. Potter's characterizations are a bit jarring at times, though--Cat's voice is often so sarcastic that it undercuts moments of poignancy. Further, Potter's attempt at male teen voices are a bit strained. This production includes a long conversation between Brande and the director of Compassionate Cooks, which offers fascinating insights into how Brande's practice of veganism prompted her to write this book. J.C.G. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"
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