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Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going
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Apr 01, 2010

did not like it

I thought originally that this was going to be a good book. I heard so many people say that they thought it made a great read and recommended it to me.

What inspired me to read about this overweight boy is that that I had seen a special Biggest Loser episode. In this episode featured a young man entering his 20's. He was funny, charming, and smart but ultimately saddened because of his loneliness. His appearance seemed to be the major contributor to his low self-esteem. I felt so much compassion for this young man. I had the sudden desire to be put in his shoes, see the world through his eyes, in other words, experiencing his pain.

Obviously this book did not get me very far. I was faced with vulgarity and dirty thoughts. Although I could somewhat understand the life of this character, I found myself disgusted with the way he represented himself. He accepted almost any kind of treament just to be acknowledge and went right along with the bad examples of his peers, treating women with less respect than they deserve and so on...

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message 1: by Ashke (new)

Ashke You *did* realize the main character was a teen, right? It's fairly obvious why he'd just want to be acknowledged, follow the crowd, and have vulgar thoughts- it's called self esteem and hormonal shifts, the former serious teen psychology problems. The end redeems some of this. But people, both adults and teens, are *flawed.*

I don't know if you meant it that way, but this review comes off self-centered. Don't think out of the box, smash it with a hammer

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