Dough Boyby Peter Marino
Overweight, fifteen-year-old Tristan, who lives happily with his divorced mother and her boyfriend, Frank, suddenly finds that he must deal with intensified criticism about his weight and other aspects of his life when Frank's popular but troubled, nutrition-obsessed daughter moves in.
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Peter Marino is an English professor and a playwright whose first play has been produced in festivals around the country. He lives with his spouse, B.A. Broadwell, and their two "children," Ofi and Scratchbat (a dog and a bat, but not just any dog and bat) in New York State.
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Dough Boy is a touching story about an overweight 15 year old boy named Tristan, or, "Dough Boy." Unlike other kids, Tristan doesn't mind it when his parents get divorced. But everything changes when his mother's boyfriend's nutritional freak daughter, Kelly moves in from her mother's house in Buffalo. All of a sudden, Tristan is put on a strict diet and excercise program. After a series of mishaps at school and hame, Tristan finds comfort when taking on a new favorite sport of his, cross country skiing. After everyone in school makes fun of his weight, it only gets worse when his ex-best friend, Marco hooks up with Kelly. Tristan will confide in no one, not even his parents, because big boys can handle their own problems. Could poor Tristan ever break free of this madness? I thought that this was a funny book, not to mention it teaches important life lessons. My favorite :No matter how many people you come across in life, there's always going to be someone who will pick out something about you they don't approve of. Your choice is to ignore the one person out of thousands, or let the one ruin your life and get to you. I would recommend this book for teens and young adults. Thank you, Peter Marino! Happy Reading!