The Fat Boy Chronicles

Diane Lang (author)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781410307521

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Description

It's bad enough being the new kid, but as a freshman, Jimmy finds school less enjoyable than many of his classmates. Standing 5'5" 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.

Reading Level
Lexile
811L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
S
ATOS
5.2
DRA
40
Categories
Genre
Chapter Books Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 9-12 Ages 13+
Grade
7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade
Subject
Language Arts Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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