The Fat Girl Characters

This Study Guide consists of approximately 35 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Fat Girl.
This section contains 451 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Fat Girl Study Guide

Carrie

Carrie is Louise's college friend and roommate. She has an unhappy home life—her parents fight and will likely divorce—and she is prone to fits of depression. Carrie urges Louise to go on a diet, and she does everything in her power to help Louise. She proves to be a compassionate and understanding friend.

Joan

Joan is one of Louise's high school friends.

Louise

Louise is the protagonist of the story. As a young girl, she gains weight and remains overweight until college. Under pressure from her mother, Louise soon develops the habit of eating secretly, a habit that she considers to be "insular and destructive."

At college, Louise becomes good friends with her roommate, Carrie. With Carrie's support, Louise sheds seventy pounds in her senior year in college. Yet with the weight loss, Louise feels like she is shedding more than fat—she...

(read more)

This section contains 451 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Fat Girl Study Guide
Copyrights
Gale
The Fat Girl from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook