Friday, March 14, 2014

Fat Boy vs. The Cheerleaders by Geoff Herback

Fat Boy vs. The Cheerleaders was way better than I was expecting. I practically flew through this book and will be sure to recommend it once it is available in my library.

Gabe, whom everyone--even his grandfather, best friends and teachers call "Chunk" is overweight and underestimated. But when the proceeds from the school vending machine are handed over to the cheerleaders instead of Gabe's beloved marching band, it is time for a change.

Dealing with issues such as the power of words, true friendship / kindness and self identity / strength this is a humorously powerful book. Routing for Gabe is necessary and may just make the reader take a look at their own life too.

Great book!

Books this made me think of: Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong, a graphic novel where the robotics club goes head-to-head with the cheer leading squad. These cheerleaders are much scarier than in Gabe's world.

ARC provided by publisher for honest review.

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