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Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes

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  • Title: Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • Author: Chris Crutcher
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  • Page: 104
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Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes

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  1. UPDATE to previous 2010 review see below You know a book is a great book when it packs even of an emotional punch the second time you read it The first time I read this book was for a YA Lit class I took during college I remember really liking it, so it kind of amazes me that this time I loved it It still blows my mind that Chris Crutcher is not a well known YA author He approaches these really tough real life issues that teenagers find themselves facing for the first timed he approaches them [...]


  2. Okay, so can you really read just the title of this book and not want to dive into the rest of it I couldn t This was one of our monthly Young Adult Reading Group YARG Readerville selections back in the day It was also my first Chris Crutcher book and, really, what a way to start I had no idea what his writing style would be like, how his characters would affect me, and I was floored by how deeply involved I became in their story I can t remember exactly who suggested it, but I am so very glad t [...]


  3. I read Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes when I was taking a young adult literature class in college I d just finished reading Chinese Handcuffs, also by Crutcher, and even though I m not interested in sports at all, I really enjoyed it Feeling in the mood for some angst, but wary of the emphasis on sports in a lot of his books, I decided swimming would be an interesting sport to read about and picked up Staying Fat It wasn t bad In fact, it was very similar to other books of Crutcher s I ve read in [...]


  4. I don t know why I held off writing a review for this review so long, but you know what they say better late than never This truly is a magnificent book I would definitely recommend this to anyone I laughed, cried a lot in this book Eric Calhoune Moby is the fat kid in his school and his best friend is Sarah Byrnes is the weird girl with burn scars When Moby joins the swim team in his senior year, he starts to lose the unwanted weight and finally is starting to fit in However, while Moby is losi [...]


  5. This novel is a heart wrenching, very real novel of two best friends that stayed close for so long due to their alienated qualities Makes me think twice about how I treat people in all settings Chris Crutcher is definitely worth while.


  6. I believe I read this book while in high school, but picked it up at Borders again.This Crutcher story focuses on Eric Calhoun, a high school student who was formerly the fat kid, and his friend Sarah Byrnes Sarah is a special person Eric knows this immediately To everyone else, though, she s the girl with the scars on her face allegedly from pulling a pot of boiling water on herself at a young age.When Eric joins the swim team and begins to slim down, he attempts to eat twice as much, just to s [...]


  7. I think I could write a one word review of this book obviously I ve exceeded that already, but I m making a point here The problem is that if I drop this one word on you, you ll be like, What It s a racy word, and I think it might be okay to use it because it s not like I go throwing the sauce around on this blog all the time I prefer to save this kind of talk for when I hang out with my sailor friends Anyway, here s my one word review FAN _ _ _ _ _ _ _ TASTIC Seriously I know a lot of people sa [...]


  8. This was an unexpected plot Eric is fat and Sarah Byrnes was burned as a child Their lives seem to fit together as outcasts But when Eric joins the swim team and starts losing weight Sarah fears he won t be friends with her any Add some crazy Christian fundamentalists, and a discussion class that talks about all the hot topics, Sarah faking being crazy to get away from her asshole father and you have the makings of a great read


  9. I wish this could have been a required book in one of my classes Then I would have had the pleasure of ripping it apart in front of an audience.


  10. This book is a slow starter, and at first, I thought it was going to be a pretty typical story of high school outcasts the fat kid and the badly scarred girl who are best friends provide each other a sanctuary from the rest of the world Midway through, though, the book gets into some pretty heady issues suicide, abortion, religion, child abuse The characters experiences and the way Crutcher tells them definitely make the reader think especially the in class argument about abortion and religion F [...]


  11. Don t let the weird cover scare you away this was great I d never read anything by this author before now, and I m glad to see he s written several books It was surprising to find out this one was written in 2003 It doesn t feel dated at all except for the absence of cell phones And maybe the curiously derogatory word adjusto I don t remember that ever being a thing Otherwise, the kids could be from a book written this year I always like a YA book where the adults are than just props, and there [...]


  12. This book was just plain annoying Chris Crutcher s agenda was so obvious and obnoxious, it made me mad Only half the book was spent on the plot, the other half was spent bashing someone for their beliefs and making this one stereotypical character look like a real jerk The plot and catchy title looked intriguing, but it was hidden too deep underneath the annoying characters This wasn t the first time this happened with a Chris Crutcher novel In his other book I read called The Sledding Hill, in [...]


  13. Well that was a heartbreaking story I liked the whole concept and the writing was great, but certain things pulled me out and kept me from being too invested the narrator has a very snappy, witty sense of humor and thinks and speaks in a unique way That s great, but ALL the characters talked like that, which did not feel realistic at all It was clearly just the author s writing style and I wished he had created different voices for the other characters Also, some of the characters just seemed li [...]


  14. I picked this up from my library s banned book pile I can see why it was banned but oh how I wish I d read this in high school It would have made me so much comfortable in my skin and helped me see that I didn t have to drive myself crazy striving to be perfect Is this story perfect No, it s far from it.For the most part it is jerky, boring, and hard to follow But then there are these gems that really put it all in perspective and you realize wait a minute, that s just like real life Some reall [...]


  15. Summary Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes is a book about extreme friendship and trust When Sarah Byrnes, a horribly scarred girl ends up silent in Sacred heart Hospital, it s up to Eric Calhoune to figure out what s going on Eric Calhoune has been friends with Sarah Byrnes for years, and has no idea why she has gone silent But Sarah isn t the only thing Eric has to worry about, he has to stay up to date with his intense swimming, and school Twenty five yards Anyone hear me say all out No breaths Com [...]


  16. A Report for the Parents of Kids Who Might Have to Read This for School I only read Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes because it s on the optional reading list for my 14 year old son this school year True to form, from the first sentence, this book shouted, You will have to write a paper about me The book even features a plot device wherein the characters take a high school class devoted to openly discussing hot button topics, ostensibly so that real kids can write papers about these characters views [...]


  17. Eric Calhoune is an overweight whale of a swimmer so of course everyone knows him as Moby Sarah Byrnes is outspoken, angry, and awesome, with burns on her face and her hands so of course she insists that everyone call her by both her first and last name Never just Sarah always Sarah Byrnes It s a pretty cruel coincidence that her surname is Byrnes, yes, but Sarah Byrnes embraces it as much as a person can be expected to.It s a strange friendship, the one that exists between Moby and Sarah Byrnes [...]


  18. I greatly enjoyed this book While I wouldn t say it is the best book I ve ever read , it is enjoyable.I ll start with the things I don t like First off, the characters, while dynamic, are very predictable I liked them, and the way they changed or showed who they really are through their actions However, they can be very cliche and predictable at times Also, this book pisses me off at some points This might be simply because I m a highly opinionated liberal, but I suppose it would be the same for [...]


  19. This book reinforces my objections to Chris Crutcher s novels, since it had the same problems I saw in his earlier books The plot concerns a fat boy who takes up swimming and his friend, whose face was badly burned in an accident when she was very young The villains in the book are a stereotyped unjust and sadistic vice principal and a fundamentalist Christian swimming competitor who proves to be particularly hypocritical My objections spates of bad language, and the politically correct attitude [...]


  20. This is a book by Chris Crutcher, so of course, it deals with some heavy issues like child abuse, abortion and bullying However, it a lighter and fun novel than Whale Talk The protagonist, Eric, is a fat kid who befriends a scarred girl at his school Sarah Byrnes Her hands and face are severely burned They bond because they are both outcasts However, Eric takes up swimming and slims down After being friends for a long time, Sarah ends up in the Psychiatric Unit at the hospital and no one knows [...]


  21. If anyone is looking for a new hero I think it should be Sarah Byrnes She has had a tough life and does something drastic to avoid horror I loved how Eric stood by her and did what he could to help her, even when things started to get dicey I also loved that when Eric realized he was in over his head he went to a respected adult for help and she was able to do what was right and help Sarah instead of following the rules.The other drama in the book was interesting At times it seemed over the top [...]


  22. This book covered a lot of ground suicide abuse friendship abortion bullying family religion beliefsAlmost all of the above issues were handled realistically and in a way that teens could relate to Even though there were so many issues woven into the story, it never felt preachy or hokey The story itself is about Eric aka Moby and Sarah Byrnes We get to see how their friendship got to where it is, and how Sarah ended up in the psych ward not saying a word to anyone Watching Moby fight for Sarah, [...]


  23. Wow I read this because another ELA teacher, grade 10 at another school, requires that her students read this It was highly recommended by her years ago, and I found a copy and remembered I wasn t hooked right away, and there was almost enough swimming sport focus to ruin it, but there was enough drama to keep me interested Eventually, there was no putting this down We have intelligent male characters with great adult role models, much like John Green usually provides Intelligent banter, intelle [...]


  24. 2.5 stars.Although this book gives off a John Green Vibe, the author cramps around five social issues into one book which makes the story a bit too far fetched.I really only started enjoying it after I reached the mid point And then the author took the liberty to give it a completely abrupt ending.Sarah Byrnes character will have you shedding tears for her and Moby is kind of like the friend you always wished you had in school.The characters are closer to home and easy to relate to.Worth reading [...]


  25. An exceptionally well written story, full of wit, great dialogue, and such memorable characters Reminds us adults can be the worst bullies, but also true heroes The author creates scenes where it really feels you re in the room with these interesting group of teens I ll certainly look for books by him While the ending seemed a bit rushed and detoured a bit from the pace of the rest of the novel it is still highly recommended.


  26. This is probably like a 2.5 for me It picked up towards the end but the majority of this book was just.dull Maybe his writing just isn t for me.




  27. So far this book is about friendship and being different in good and bad ways This boy named Eric Calhoune is like an outcast in his school because he is fat He also has a best friend named Sarah Byrnes and she is also and outcast because she is ugly Eric and Sarah have been good friends since they were little and as they have gotten older Eric has had a positive thing happen to him but Sarah has had a life changing thing happen to her Eric has joined the Swim Team at his school and has shed som [...]


  28. Wow Just wow I ve never read any reviews of this book and I forget how it even got on my radar but I m glad it did There were a few times while reading this that I found myself living in the world of teenagers as well as the world of the adults I think this story did a great job of showing just what can and will happen when secrets are kept I grew up with characters like these and it definitely made me nostalgic However, reading this as a parent, I was scared and angry Its interesting that this [...]


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