Fat Boy Swim

Fat Boy Swim

Book - 2004
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Teased and abused for being grossly overweight, Jimmy, a fourteen-year-old Scottish teenager who dreams mysterious dreams and secretly aspires to become a chef, decides to turn his self-loathing life around by learning how to swim.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2004
ISBN: 9780385732055
0385732058
9780385902373
0385902379
Branch Call Number: FICTION FORDE
Characteristics: 231 p. ; 22 cm

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isob7810 Jul 28, 2012

Depicting one boys struggles as he navigates the world around him. A poignant inside look at living life with obesity, bullying, and the pressure of having an unmentionable secret. Through it all he manages to overcome and step off from the sidelines of his life.

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sharon711
Nov 25, 2011

Deals with several issues currently in the news, including weight management for teens, bullying, and healthy eating. The story is compelling and has stayed in my mind for some time now. Worth reading

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