Feb 8, 2013

Reasons I fell for the Funny Fat Friend by Becca Ann

Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend
Book Description:It’s stupid to fall for your brother’s ex. It’s even worse to enlist another’s help to win the ex over. But Brody is desperate and Hayley, his partner in American Sign Language, is more than willing to lend him a few tips.

She’s the school’s matchmaker,’ and with her bizarre and positive personality, Brody finds her easy to talk to, even about the most awkward situations. Hayley’s tips seem to be working, but as Brody learns more about his matchmaker, he starts finding reasons to spend time with her, and not the girl he thought he was in love with.

But Hayley isn’t ready to fall for anyone. Labeled the “Funny Fat Friend” within her group, her self image makes it impossible for Brody to share his feelings without Hayley shrugging it off as a joke.

Convincing her Brody can, and did, fall for the “Funny Fat Friend” turns out to be harder than simply falling in love.
Christina's BookReview
“Reason fourteen.” I press my forehead against hers, locking her in my gaze. “You are so beautiful. Inside and out. I don’t just need you. I crave you. Everything about you. You are the only person I’ve felt this way about. You’re my best friend.”


Brody Grant has had the hots for his brothers girlfriend for a long time. When the opportunity finally arrives for him to learn how to “woo” her Brody is relieved. That help comes in the form of Hayley. The Funny Fat Friend. But when Brody suddenly finds himself looking forward to the time spent with Hayley he doesn't know what to do.

Hayley is used to being the girl to hook up her friends. Hayley doesn’t mind because she knows that she can never catch the attention of anyone. She doesn’t have the “looks” that every guy is looking for. When the opportunity presents itself to help her ASL partner capture the attention of his degenerate brothers ex Hayley is up for the challenge. She doesn’t do relationships and doesn’t have anything to worry about. 

Brody and Haley are about to find out just how wrong they are. 


When I saw this book I was excited to start reading it. There aren’t many books where the girl is different than the normal "skinny girl" so I was looking forward to this. I picked up this book and finished it within 5 hours. That's how immersed I was in this story.

Although you don’t find out what “fat” is considered in the book you do see the insecurities that many girls now and days go through. Hayley is used to how she looks and she doesn’t let people see how it affects her when they make fun of her. She is so real and you absolutely love her for it. When some girls read this book they will finally be able to see a protag that is just like them. Hayley is funny, sweet, caring, but very insecure with herself because of what people around her think and say. Seeing her struggle was heartwarming and seeing the way her wicked mother was, breaks your heart.

The relationship between Brody and Hayley grew throughout the book and I enjoyed that. Not many books now and days shows you the growth in a relationship and Becca did just that. Relationships that start off with friendship and grow are my favorite relationships.

Brody Grant, wow.... He is your average teenage boy. The difference is he’s a total sweetheart. Yes, he does have a crush on the typical “hot” girl and yes he’s a lovesick puppy at first but as soon as Hayley enters his life it’s like BOOM! Suddenly he doesn’t want to “woo” the hot girl because he loves spending time with the “funny fat friend”. His struggle to get Hayley to understand his attraction and ultimately his love for her was so heartwarming and so sweet. I had to give it to him because he didn’t give up; he fought to show her just how beautiful she was inside and out. So I have to admit that although Brody was young I was swooning all over the place! :D He was genuine and a sweetie pie.:) He did make me angry at a certain part but made up for it in the end.

Sometimes the FFF gets the guy and Becca Ann shows you that in this book.  She brings her characters to life in a way that will attach you to them.

I also liked that each chapter was titled after a reason why Brody fell for Hayley. And that it was all in Brody’s POV. I think Becca did a wonderful job writing from a high school guys’ prospective. 

BUY this. READ it. LOVE it. 

Happy Reading!

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