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Posted October 14, 2010
THE FAT BOY CHRONICLES is inspired by a true story. 14-year-old Jimmy has to write a diary about his life for English class. He reluctantly does this, even though he thinks it is lame, but soon opens up about his struggles: being at a new school, and constantly and cruelly being teased for being overweight. Jimmy and his best friend, Paul, drift apart when Paul becomes overwhelmed by family problems and obsessed with proving his neighbor is the man who murdered a girl in their town. Jimmy's popular sister can eat anything she wants and stay thin. He has a crush on Whitney, who is nice to him but won't acknowledge she knows him in front of others. Frustrated by his life, Jimmy goes on a diet and exercises and starts to lose weight - and finds his new look changes his old outlook on life.
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Posted November 3, 2010
The Fat Boy Chronicles is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS's Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, and New York Times best-selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. . Parents and educators look for the Mom's Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 27, 2010
Good book. The author, Micheal Buchanan came to my school, and my friend Cristina was an extra in his movie, shot in Newnan. The vocabulary was weak, but alltogether it was a good book with good plot. I have a signed copy!
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