Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Butter, by Erin Jade Lange - ADVISABLE


Lange, Erin Jade Butter, 294 pgs. Bloomsbury, 2012. $16.99. Language: R (104 swears, 16 "f"); Mature Content: R; Violence: PG-13. 

Butter is a story of an extremely obese young man who must tolerate the ridicules and torments of his high school classmates.  This is a poignant story of a child's struggle with peer pressure and his experiences of dealing with his disablity.  This most discriptive story is at times both heart breaking and uplifting as we follow Butter's journey through the trials and tribulations of high school.  We are exposed to both the bullies and the bullied in this story as Butter takes one final extreme step towards a resolution to his weight problem.  Butter is going to eat himself to death! 

HS - ADVISABLE. Reviewer, Deb Burlingame.

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