Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes (Paperback)

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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


Praise For…

★ “A masterpiece.”

★ “A transcendent story of love, loyalty and courage. Superb plotting, extraordinary characters and crackling narrative…unforgettable.”

★ “Pulse-pounding, on both visceral and intellectual levels—a wild, brutal ride.”

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060094898
ISBN-10: 0060094893
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: March 18th, 2003
Pages: 304
Language: English