ï Book Review Staying Fat for Sarah ByrnesKindle By Chris Crutcher – groundhogwalking.co.uk

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes Called a masterpiece in a starred review from School Library Journal, award winning author Chris Crutcher s acclaimed Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes is an enduring classic.This bestselling novel is about love, loyalty, and friendship in the face of adversity Superb plotting, extraordinary characters, and cracking narrative make this novel unforgettable Publishers Weekly Sarah Byrnes and Eric Calhoune have been friends for years When they were children, his weight and her scars made them both outcasts 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 current pulls them both under Will appeal to fans of Marieke Nijkamp, Andrew Smith, and John Corey Whaley Once again, Chris Crutcher plunges his readers into life s tough issues within a compelling story filled with human compassion with his characteristic intelligence, humor, and empathy ALAN ReviewAn American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults Free Read Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes [ by ] Chris Crutcher [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. UPDATE to previous 2010 review see below You know a book is a great book when it packs evenof an emotional punch the second time you read it The first time I read this book was for a YA Lit class I took during college I remember really liking it, so it kind of amazes me that this time I loved it It still blows my mind that Chris Crutcher is not awell known YA author He approaches these really tough real life issues that teenagers find themselves facing for the first timeand UPDAT...

  2. Okay, so can you really read just the title of this book and not want to dive into the rest of it I couldn t This was one of our monthly Young Adult Reading Group YARG Readerville selections back in the day It was also my first Chris Crutcher book and, really, what a way to start I had no idea what his writing style would be like, how his characters would affect me, and I was floored by how deeply involved I became in their story I can t remember exactly who suggested it, but I am so very Okay, so can you really read just the title of this book and not want to dive into the rest of it I couldn t This was one of our monthly Young Adult Reading Group YARG Readerville selections back in the day It was also my first Chris Crutcher book and, really, what a way to start I had no idea what his writing style would be like, how his characters would affect me, and I was floored by how deeply involved I became in their story I can t rememb...

  3. I read Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes when I was taking a young adult literature class in college I d just finished reading Chinese Handcuffs, also by Crutcher, and even though I m not interested in sports at all, I really enjoyed it Feeling in the mood for someangst, but wary of the emphasis on sports in a lot of his books, I decided swimming would be an interesting sport to read about and picked up Staying Fat It wasn t bad In fact, it was very similar to other books of Crutcher s I ve I read Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes when I was taking a young adult literature class in college I d just finished reading Chinese Handcuffs, also by Crutcher, and even though I m not interested in sports at all, I really enjoyed it Feeling in the mood for someangst, but wary of the emphasis on sports in a lot of his books, I decided swimming would be an interesting sport to read about and picked up Staying Fat It wasn t bad In fact, it was very s...

  4. I don t know why I held off writing a review for this review so long, but you know what they say better late than never This truly is a magnificent book I would definitely recommend this to anyone I laughed, cried a lot in this book Eric Calhoune Moby is the fat kid in his school and his best friend is Sarah Byrnes is the weird girl with burn scars When Moby joins the swim team in his senior year, he starts to lose the unwanted weight and finally is starting to fit in However, while Mob I don t know why I held off writing a review for this review so long, but you know what they say better late than never This truly is a magnificent book I would definitely recommend this to anyone I laughed, cried a lot in this book Eric Calhoune Moby is the fat kid in his school and his best friend is Sarah Byrnes is the weird girl with burn scars When Moby joins the swim team in his senior year, he starts to lose the unwanted weight and finally is start...

  5. This novel is a heart wrenching, very real novel of two best friends that stayed close for so long due to their alienated qualities Makes me think twice about how I treat people in all settings Chris Crutcher is definitely worth while.

  6. I believe I read this book while in high school, but picked it up at Borders again.This Crutcher story focuses on Eric Calhoun, a high school student who was formerly the fat kid, and his friend Sarah Byrnes Sarah is a special person Eric knows this immediately To everyone else, though, she s the girl with the scars on her face allegedl...

  7. I think I could write a one word review of this book obviously I ve exceeded that already, but I m making a point here The problem is that if I drop this one word on you, you ll be like, What It s a racy word, and I think it might be okay to use it because it s not like I go throwing the sauce around on this blog all the time I prefer to save this kind of talk for when I hang out with my sailor friends Anyway, here s my one word review FAN _ _ _ _ _ _ _ TASTIC Seriously I know a lot o I think I could write a one word review of this book obviously I ve exceeded that already, but I m making a point here The problem is that if I drop this one word on you, you ll be like, What It s a racy word, and I think it might be okay to use it because it s not like I go throwing the sauce around on this blog all the time I prefer to save this kind of talk for when I hang out with my sailor friends Anyway, here s my one word review FAN _ _ _ _ _ _ _ TASTIC...

  8. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This was an unexpected plot Eric is fat and Sarah Byrnes was burned as a child Their lives seem to fit together as outcasts But when Eric joins the swim team and starts losing weight Sarah fears he won t be friends with her any Add some crazy Christian fundamentalists, and a discussion class that talks about all the hot topics, Sarah faking being crazy to get away from her asshole ...

  9. I wish this could have been a required book in one of my classes Then I would have had the pleasure of ripping it apart in front of an audience.

  10. This book is a slow starter, and at first, I thought it was going to be a pretty typical story of high school outcasts the fat kid and the badly scarred girl who are best friends provide each other a sanctuary from the rest of the world Midway through, though, the book gets into some pretty heady issues suicide, abortion, religion, child abuse The characters experiences and the way Crutcher tells them definitely make the reader think especially the in class argument about abortion and re This book is a slow starter, and at first, I thought it was going to be a pretty typical story of high school outcasts the fat kid and the badly scarred girl who are best friends provide each other a sanctuary from the rest of the world Midway through, though, the book gets into some pretty heady issues suicide, abortion, religion, child abuse The characters experiences and the way Crutcher tells them definitely make the reader think especially...