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Friday, February 21, 2014

Butter (YA)

Book #19 Read in 2014
Butter by Erin Jade Lange (YA)

Butter is the nickname of an obese teenager.  He decides that he has had enough of life and creates a website detailing his plans for enjoying his last meal on New Year's Eve, a meal that will cause diabetic complications enough to hopefully kill him.  The website takes on a life of its own and the popular kids at school begin to include Butter in their plans...but are they really his friends?  Will he go through with his suicidal plan or reach out in time for help?

This book has a great voice to it.  It reminded me of the voice in the young adult book Fat Kid Rules the World...and that isn't just because both main characters were larger than life--literally.  This book is powerful and will keep readers engaged.

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