Fat Kid Rules the World
Publish date: November 1st 2004
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Pages no: 185
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Coming Of Age
, Banned Books
This was enjoyable and a really different take from your typical viewpoint in young adult literature. I'm not fat, I don't have a lot of large friends (and 100% have nothing against people that are), so I'm not sure how well I am able to appreciate this story and really have a good understanding on ...
The 5 stars are for Curt. He is a fascinating and complicated character. I really appreciate that a drug addict/criminal character is written so complexly. He isn't just a semi-homeless drug addict, he's also a punk rock god, a friend, and a realistic human. He's not a "bad guy" or a cautionary tale...
How this book won a Printz award is beyond me. It was poorly written and I guessed the ending after 20 pages. Troy Billings is a fat kid who wants to commit suicide by jumping in front of a train because apparently at 6'1" and 300 pounds he's too fat to do anything. Curt is a semi-homeless, skinn...
Just great. Loved it. Full review to come.
I think this was just not my type of book.I hated the whiny main character Troy. Always emphasizing how fat and unpopular he is, boohoo. And instead of doing something against his obesity he eats when he's frustrated. So it's his own fault and I don't want to read any more complaints about how someo...