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Butter
Author: Erin Jade Lange

ISBN: 9780571294404
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 345
Published: 7 March 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.7 x 2.4
Description:
A powerful and darkly humorous story about fitting in, the effects of bullying and the extraordinary lengths one lonely 423-pound boy goes to to gain popularity.

You think I eat a lot now? That's nothing. Tune in December 31st, when I will stream a live webcast of my last meal. Death row inmates get one. Why shouldn't I? I can't take another year in this fat suit, but I can end this year with a bang. If you can stomach it, you're invited to watch . . . as I eat myself to death. - Butter

So starts Butter, the story of a lonely 423-pound boy everyone calls 'Butter'. Worse than being ridiculed for his size at high school, he is simply ignored. Desperate, he pledges to eat himself to death live on the Internet - and everyone will watch. When he makes this announcement online, he expects pity, insults, or possibly sheer indifference. Instead, his classmates become morbid cheerleaders for his deadly plan.

Yet as their dark encouragement grows, it begins to feel a lot like popularity. And that feels good. But what happens when Butter reaches his suicide deadline?

Readers will be surprised t...

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