Sun, 25 Dec 2005

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes

— SjG @ 6:45 pm

Chris Crutcher, Harper Tempest, 2003

The voice of a teen misfit, with an exquisite and mature sense of self-awareness, tells this tale of high-school angst, child abuse, religious fanaticism, adolescent romance, hypocracy, disappointment, and violence. While the overall story is just a little bit too much, it’s a good read, and has a few scenes sure to warm the hearts of those of us who were outcasts and nonconformists in high school.

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One response to “Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes”

  1. Cassie says:

    Im supposed to be reading this book for english class…i started reading it and it was pretty good then it just got so boring and i cant finsh it…..the author needs to talk more about the people than the swim team.

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