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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
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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
  • YALSA 100 Best Books, 1950-2000
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
077816
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crutcher, Chris
Index
no index present
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
  • Overweight children
  • Abused children
  • Self-perception
  • Bullying
  • Friendship
  • High school students
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Staying fat for Sarah Byrnes, Chris Crutcher
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First paperback edition, 2009"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062216100
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Revised paperback edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780062687746
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)986979513
Label
Staying fat for Sarah Byrnes, Chris Crutcher
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First paperback edition, 2009"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000062216100
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Revised paperback edition.
Extent
340 pages
Isbn
9780062687746
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)986979513

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