The Fat Boy Chronicles
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It's bad enough being the new kid, but as a freshman, Jimmy finds school less enjoyable than many of his classmates. Standing 5'5" and weighing 187 pounds, he's subjected to a daily barrage of taunts and torments. His only sources of comfort are his family, his youth group, and his favorite foods. When his English teacher assigns a journal as a writing project, Jimmy chronicles not only his struggles but also his aspirations - to lose weight and win the girl of his dreams. Inspired by a true story and told in first-person journal entries, The Fat Boy Chronicles brings to life the pain and isolation felt by many overweight teenagers as they try to find their way in a world obsessed with outward beauty.
like the characters Finny and Gene and so does Sable. She thinks the book is about war and how people subconsciously fight wars everyday of their lives. That humans are conditioned to be warmongers, and that the big wars are a result of our every day wars just piling up until they get so big, we’re fighting country against country instead of person against person, or employee against employee, or company against company, etc. I think she has a point, but I think the story is about how some people
to have a social life, even though they worry about Paul and his parents. It wasn’t too bad at first—his parents have moved permanently upstairs with his uncle. They only come down in the basement to get stuff out of boxes and the refrigerator. I guess the fighting got so bad, Paul’s uncle took pity on him, and let Mr. and Mrs. Grove sleep upstairs in one of the spare bedrooms. So his parents pretty much left Paul and me alone. We ate pizza and watched TV for a while, and then Paul wanted us to
from the gym. They screamed and so did I. I turned around to run back in, but the door was shut. And locked. I could hear kids laughing on the other side. I ran to the other door and someone was pulling on it, so I couldn’t get in. I was stuck in the hall with no pants on. The weight room door was open, so I ran in there and hid in the corner. About ten minutes later, Coach Bronner came to get me. “C’mon Winterpock,” he said. “There’s no one out here.” For once he felt sorry for me. I was late to
When he got to us, he shook my dad’s hand and then mine. He told me, “You should be proud of what you’ve accomplished this year.” Then he turned to my dad and said, “And so should you.” He kind of hesitated and looked real hard at my dad. “We all have our goals.” It feels good now but I hope I never forget the way it was. Otherwise, I might be right back there. All it takes is Little Debbies, Whoppers and ice cream. No way. Sunday, 4–22 We had a great time at Kings Island yesterday. It was
precision, taking us on a rollercoaster ride of the ups and downs, trials and tribulations, inner thoughts and insecurities to which the teen in all of us can relate. —Michael Lucker, Screenwriter of Spirit, Home on the Range, Mulan II, Emperor’s New Groove 2, Lilo & Stich 2, 101 Dalmations II Many teenagers experience painful personal dramas during their time in high school with periods of confusion and self–doubt. For overweight kids like Jimmy, these challenges are added on top of the