TOUR SIGN-UPS: Fat Chance, Charlie Vega by Crystal Maldonado

We are organizing a blog and bookstagram tour for this upcoming young adult contemporary debut, about Charlie Vega, a fat brown girl who must navigate through the ups and downs of life but also being in a relationship with cute classmate, Brian. But that all changes when she finds out that Brian asked out her best friend, Amelia, first. Fat Chance, Charlie Vega is bound to be a sensitive, funny, and painful coming-of-age story with a wry voice and tons of chisme, There will be several creative posts with a tour-wide giveaway available.

Please note: priority will be given to book bloggers that identify with Fat Chance, Charlie Vega.


DIGITAL review copies will be provided to all hosts through Edelweiss.

Tour Schedule: February 8 – February 14, 2021

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Fat Chance, Charlie Brown
by Crystal Maldonado
Published by Holiday House
Releasing on February 2nd, 2021
YA FICTION-Contemporary, Romance


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.


Crystal MaldonadoCrystal Maldonado is a young adult author with a lot of feelings. Her debut novel, FAT CHANCE, CHARLIE VEGA (Holiday House), will be released on Feb. 2, 2021.

By day, she is a social media manager working in higher ed, and by night, a writer who loves Beyoncé, shopping, the internet, and being extra.

She lives in western Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, and dog.


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