Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
Sarah Byrnes and Eric have been friends for years. When they were children, his fat and her terrible scars made them both outcasts. Later, although swimming slimmed Eric, she stayed his closest friend. Now Sarah Byrnes -- the smartest, toughest person Eric has ever known -- sits silent in a... show more
Sarah Byrnes and Eric have been friends for years. When they were children, his fat and her terrible scars made them both outcasts. Later, although swimming slimmed Eric, she stayed his closest friend. Now Sarah Byrnes -- the smartest, toughest person Eric has ever known -- sits silent in a hospital. Eric must uncover the terrible secret she's hiding, before its dark currents pull them both under.
Publish date: March 18th 2003
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Coming Of Age
, Sports And Games
, High School
I had already heard a lot about Chris Crutcher in my literature classes before reading one of his books for the first time. He is a former school counselor and his books are frequently banned for containing controversial content.*Subtle spoilers, maybe? I didn't name names.* It definitely bothered m...
I'm not gonna say this story was not predictable, because it was. And I'm not gonna say some moments didn't feel preachy, because they did. I do agree with the main characters' (and, I assume, the author's) opinion on the subject matters they discuss (except about From A Distance being a good song.....
Unfortunately I was only able to make it to 20% before I finally gave up. I will say I cared enough to want to know why Sarah was catatonic. But by 20% it still felt like the story wasn't going anywhere, so I was "that person" that looked at a spoiler review to find out what happens. I had hoped thi...
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Books starring athletes are not normally my cuppa, but sports and competition aren't really the point here. This is a book about just some of the possibilities for families and for abuse, for some of the ways parents can screw you up, and for some of the ways they can help. Although there is a roman...