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Butter

Lange, Erin Jade (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Unable to control his binge eating, a morbidly obese teenager nicknamed Butter decides to make a live webcast of his last meal as he attempts to eat himself to death.
Authors: Lange, Erin Jade
Title: Butter
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2012.
Characteristics: 296 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: Unable to control his binge eating, a morbidly obese teenager nicknamed Butter decides to make a live webcast of his last meal as he attempts to eat himself to death.
ISBN: 1599907801
9781599907802
Statement of Responsibility: Erin Jade Lange
Subject Headings: Popularity Juvenile fiction. Eating disorders Juvenile fiction. Obesity Juvenile fiction. Popularity Fiction. Eating disorders Fiction. Obesity Fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Popularity
Eating disorders
Obesity
Popularity
Eating disorders
Obesity
LCCN: 2011045509
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Comment by: LocketLibrarian Feb 25, 2013

Definitely upper end YA.

Did a brief read through on this one, Butter is someone we can relate to.
End seems a little tidy, but hopefully the author makes this a stand-alone novel.

Really well done, can't wait to book talk this with teens


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Jul 21, 2014
  • k032199ks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

can relate to being overweight or obese in high school.

Apr 26, 2014
  • Cynthia_N rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Heart wrenching story. Butter is miserable and decides to end his life by eating himself to death. Once his story gets out, it seems to take on a life of it's own and he feels trapped and unable to change his mind. The author has created a real character that I worried about when I wasn't reading the book.

Apr 07, 2014
  • Haven04 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I didn't expect to like this book so mich, but I did ! it was a great and fun, with even some suspense sometimes.

Nov 22, 2013
  • JCLPeggyH rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

While this was not a light read by any means, it does end on a hopeful note. Butter demonstrates very effectively that bullying can take many forms, including false friendship. Butter himself was not a very likeable character, but yet was a very real character - not the stereotype I was expecting. As you come to know Butter, you can better understand why he behaves the way he does, even though you want to scream at him, "NO! Don't do that!" over and over again. He sabotages himself at every turn and you can only hope that he learns what he needs to before it's too late.

Jul 10, 2013
  • Black_Cat_124 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I liked this book a lot. I wish they showed what happens in the future, but oh well. It was still a very good book. Finished it in a day.

Jun 01, 2013
  • vicky84027 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Erin Jade Lange's diction is absolutely wonderful. She has a superb taste in word choice even when the characters in her book are cursing teenagers who pride on speaking profanity. However, I thought she could work more on the pacing of the story and could have expanded more on Butter's return to everyday life. I was expecting to see how his faux friends react. I wanted to get a glimpse of his decision about his future, be it auditioning for Julliard, heading for BI at Chicago, or continuing on at Scottsdale High. Despite that, his reconciliation with Anna is satisfying. Overall, Butter is quite outstanding as a debut novel.

Feb 25, 2013
  • LocketLibrarian rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Definitely upper end YA.

Did a brief read through on this one, Butter is someone we can relate to.
End seems a little tidy, but hopefully the author makes this a stand-alone novel.

Really well done, can't wait to book talk this with teens

Jan 04, 2013
  • nplante rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

You know when a character in a book becomes real to you that you think you can just call them up and they will answer the phone.

Gives you a new look at online bullying.

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Jun 01, 2013
  • vicky84027 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

vicky84027 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

Feb 25, 2013
  • LocketLibrarian rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

LocketLibrarian thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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