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Staying fat for Sarah Byrnes, Chris Crutcher

Label
Staying fat for Sarah Byrnes
Title
Staying fat for Sarah Byrnes
Statement of responsibility
Chris Crutcher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The daily class discussions about the nature of man, the existence of God, abortion, organized religion, suicide and other contemporary issues serve as a backdrop for a high-school senior's attempt to answer a friend's dramatic cry for help
Title
Staying fat for Sarah Byrnes
Creator
Summary
High school senior Eric Calhoune was a fat kid -- a really fat kid -- but has slimmed down since joining the swim team. Now the same people who used to call him "Moby" (as in Moby Dick, the whale) want to be his friends, but Eric remains loyal to Sarah Byrnes, who knows what it's like to be an outcast. When Sarah -- who has horrible burn scars from a childhood accident -- suddenly stops talking and is committed to a psych ward, Eric goes to visit her every day, but he can't figure out what has shaken the toughest girl he knows. Moments of humor give readers a breather from this novel's intense emotion and building suspense. -- Description by Ellen Foreman
Subject
Genre
Story line
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • California Young Reader Medal, Young Adult, 1997.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2010
  • YALSA 100 Best Books, 1950-2000
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
077816
Cataloging source
LI@
Index
no index present
Intended audience
920
Intended audience source
Lexile
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
850
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
Target audience
juvenile
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/titleStatement
Chris Crutcher
Label
Staying fat for Sarah Byrnes, Chris Crutcher
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Greewillow Book."
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • WTRLO-WAT
  • WTRLO-WAT
  • BRKPR-BRO
  • BRKPR-BRO
  • CCITY-CAM
  • CCITY-CAM
  • PJCF
  • PJCF
  • PJCF
  • PJCF
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2281448
Dimensions
18 cm
Edition
1st HarperTempest ed.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9780613614641
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
2281448
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm51946831

Library Locations

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