It's bad enough being the new kid, but as a freshman, Jimmy finds school less enjoyable than many of his classmates. Standing 5'5q 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.At the beginning of every year, at least one teacher assigns an essay about summer vacation. So one day before school started I got really bored and decided to get a jump on my homework and write about something I did over the summer.
|Title||:||The Fat Boy Chronicles|
|Publisher||:||Sleeping Bear Press - 2010-11-12|