A lonely obese boy everyone calls "Butter" is about to make history. He is going to eat himself to death-live on the Internet-and everyone is invited to watch. When he first makes the announcement online to his classmates, Butter expects pity, insults, and possibly sheer indifference. What he... show more
A lonely obese boy everyone calls "Butter" is about to make history. He is going to eat himself to death-live on the Internet-and everyone is invited to watch. When he first makes the announcement online to his classmates, Butter expects pity, insults, and possibly sheer indifference. What he gets are morbid cheerleaders rallying around his deadly plan. Yet as their dark encouragement grows, it begins to feel a lot like popularity. And that feels good. But what happens when Butter reaches his suicide deadline? Can he live with the fallout if he doesn't go through with his plans? With a deft hand, E.J. Lange allows readers to identify with both the bullies and the bullied in this all-consuming look at one teen's battle with himself.
Publish date: September 4th 2012
Pages no: 294
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Mental Health
, High School
, Young Adult Contemporary
This book intrigued me so much when I read the inside cover. I first asked myself how could anyone come up with this concept? A boy so desperate that he was willing to eat himself to death on live camera. I just had to read it. I devoured (no pun intended) this book within a few hours and I liked m...
This book is full of teenage angst, bullying, peer pressure and a life spiralling out of control when one bad decision follows another. None of the characters are particularly likeable, but I finished with feelings of hope for most of them. Will be recommending to the boys!
3.5 starsThe premise of this novel is what got me hooked in the first place. I have read a few issue books dealing with eating disorders. This one was a bit different and I enjoyed reading it.The characters didn't really stand out to me, but the story itself was really interesting. Butter was blinde...
3 stars. I guess the thing that drew me to Butter was its summary, something about a fat, 423 lb. pound sixteen-year-old who was going to eat himself. To death. On live video.Except the way I interpreted it was along the following: literally eating himself to death. Like nom nom my fingers taste so ...
You think I eat a lot now? That's nothing. Tune in December 31st, when I will stream a live webcast of my last meal. I can't take another year in this fat suit, but I can end this year with a bang. If you can stomach it, you're invited to watch...as I eat myself to death.- ButterThis is the opening ...
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