Thursday, February 10, 2011

Food, Girls, and Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff

One word-awesome!  The book had a slow start for me but by the end, I was rooting for Andy, the hero of the story.  This is an honest look at high school, family and being a fat kid but it isn't preachy, cheesy or fake.  It's a Gateway Nominee for 2011-2012 and I definitely think it's a contender.
Here's a bit about the story:  Andy is fat.  A sophomore in high school, he weighs 307 pounds.  His mother is a caterer-hello, easy access to fabulous food.  His parents are getting divorced, his dad had an affair, his sister might be developing an eating disorder of her own and he's not the most popular kid in school.  Then something happens that changes Andy's prospects, and then something else happens that nearly ruins them, and then he decides for himself if he even wants what's been offered and in the end...well, there's a girl at the end.  Read this book!
pp 311
Kim F

1 comment:

  1. Kim! I just posted my review for this book and agree with you. :)