Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes

Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes

Book - 2003
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The daily class discussions about the nature of man, the existence of God, abortion, organized religion, suicide and other contemporary issues serve as a backdrop for a high-school senior's attempt to answer a friend's dramatic cry for help.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : HarperTempest : Greenwillow Book, 2003, c1993.
ISBN: 9780060094898
Call Number: CRUTCHER
Characteristics: 295 p. ; 18 cm
Subjects: Young adult fiction.
Young adults -- Fiction.
Bullying -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
High schools -- Fiction.
High school students -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Self-perception -- Fiction.
Obesity -- Fiction.
Overweight persons -- Fiction.
Overweight children -- Fiction.
Weight loss -- Fiction.
Abused children -- Fiction.


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joshuaw06 Jun 24, 2015

Absolutely my favorite book, ever! I remember in high school reading this and having bought 3 other paperback copies to pass out to my friends. We all read it because it is truly a great read. Summer readers, this is where you start. I loved the pacing, the friendship these two have for one another is remarkable.

IBIDPAUL Jul 20, 2011

The author is a noted YA author and this is one of his best books!

njkenney Feb 04, 2011

Bound together as “terminal uglies” since junior high, Eric Calhoune and Sarah Bryne’s friendship is a testament to trust, devotion and courage thanks to Chris Crutcher’s book, Staying Fat for Sarah Brynes. I truly enjoyed this book and think it would be an excellent choice for a teen book discussion. The plot is interesting and the characters enjoyable—however a slight hint of caution as there are some mature themes of abortion and attempted suicide.


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