Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Butter by Erin Jade Lange

Amazon / Goodreads

Blurb via Goodreads-
"A lonely obese boy everyone calls "Butter" is about to make history. He is going to eat himself to death—live on the Internet—and everyone is invited to watch. When he first makes the announcement online to his classmates, Butter expects pity, insults, and possibly sheer indifference. What he gets are morbid cheerleaders rallying around his deadly plan. Yet as their dark encouragement grows, it begins to feel a lot like popularity. And that feels good. But what happens when Butter reaches his suicide deadline? Can he live with the fallout if he doesn’t go through with his plans? With a deft hand, E.J. Lange allows readers to identify with both the bullies and the bullied in this all-consuming look at one teen’s battle with himself"

Butter was honestly really hard for me to read and review. Having weight issues my entire life...ok, wait..that was the "nice" way of wording it.let me start over..Being obese my entire life, I without a doubt can relate to Butter. No, I never decided to eat myself to death. But I was bullied constantly and to this day I still get horrible looks.  For those ignorant individuals who mock..verbally abuse..etc, you have no right to judge unless you've walked in their shoes. I certainly didn't get to choose they way I look, in fact I'm not even an over eater. Ive never been an over eater, I eat less than a lot of "normal" sized people I know, including my husband. He's often finishes my food.

anyhoo..back to the book. 

 Butter was original and honest. The writing was realistic and well thought of. It had a good mix of humorous, dark, and heartbreaking moments. Butter is a powerful read that I highly recommend.

An absolutely superb read. 5 out of 5 stars

Special Thanks to Bloomsbury Children's Books and Netgalley for providing an e-galley in exchange for an honest review.

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