Staying fat for Sarah Byrnes

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Greenwillow Books,
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Called a "masterpiece" in a starred review from School Library Journal, award-winning author Chris Crutcher's acclaimed Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes is an enduring classic.

This bestselling novel is about love, loyalty, and friendship in the face of adversity. "Superb plotting, extraordinary characters, and cracking narrative make this novel unforgettable."--Publishers Weekly

Sarah Byrnes and Eric Calhoune have been friends for years. When they were children, his weight and her scars made them both outcasts. Now Sarah Byrnes--the smartest, toughest person Eric has ever known--sits silent in a hospital. Eric must uncover the terrible secret she's hiding before its dark current pulls them both under. Will appeal to fans of Marieke Nijkamp, Andrew Smith, and John Corey Whaley.

"Once again, Chris Crutcher plunges his readers into life's tough issues within a compelling story filled with human compassion . . . with his characteristic intelligence, humor, and empathy."--ALAN Review

An American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults

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subject_facet Abused children -- Juvenile fiction, Bullying -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship -- Juvenile fiction, High school students -- Juvenile fiction, Overweight children -- Juvenile fiction, Self-perception -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Staying fat for Sarah Byrnes
title_full Staying fat for Sarah Byrnes / Chris Crutcher
title_short Staying fat for Sarah Byrnes
topic_facet Abused children, Bullying, Friendship, High school students, Overweight children, Self-perception