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The Resource Staying fat for Sarah Byrnes, Chris Crutcher

Staying fat for Sarah Byrnes, Chris Crutcher

Label
Staying fat for Sarah Byrnes
Title
Staying fat for Sarah Byrnes
Statement of responsibility
Chris Crutcher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The daily class discussions about the nature of man, the existence of God, abortion, organized religion, suicide and other contemporary issues serve as a backdrop for a high-school senior's attempt to answer a friend's dramatic cry for help
Summary
High school senior Eric Calhoune was a fat kid -- a really fat kid -- but has slimmed down since joining the swim team. Now the same people who used to call him "Moby" (as in Moby Dick, the whale) want to be his friends, but Eric remains loyal to Sarah Byrnes, who knows what it's like to be an outcast. When Sarah -- who has horrible burn scars from a childhood accident -- suddenly stops talking and is committed to a psych ward, Eric goes to visit her every day, but he can't figure out what has shaken the toughest girl he knows. Moments of humor give readers a breather from this novel's intense emotion and building suspense. -- Description by Ellen Foreman
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • California Young Reader Medal, Young Adult, 1997.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2010
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
077816
Cataloging source
APL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crutcher, Chris
Index
no index present
Intended audience
920
Intended audience source
Lexile
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
850
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abused children
  • Weight loss
  • Overweight children
  • Overweight persons
  • Obesity
  • Self-perception
  • Friendship
  • High school students
  • High schools
  • Schools
  • Bullying
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Staying fat for Sarah Byrnes, Chris Crutcher
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
1st HarperTempest ed.
Extent
295 p.
Isbn
9780060094898
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060094898
  • (OCoLC)68675388
Label
Staying fat for Sarah Byrnes, Chris Crutcher
Publication
Dimensions
18 cm.
Edition
1st HarperTempest ed.
Extent
295 p.
Isbn
9780060094898
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060094898
  • (OCoLC)68675388

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