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?
There was only one small problem that I really had in the novel, and it had to do with the naming of two characters. You have Tucker, Butter’s best friend from fat camp, the name of the actual camp is escaping my mind at the moment, and Parker one of the popular guys that Butter starts to hang out with. During some portions of the book I started to get jumbled and confused by how similar the names happened to be, and I know it’s silly but I started to confuse Parker with Tucker and vice versa. So parts of the story didn’t make sense until I went back and double checked who was who. That really was the only problem I had to remark about in this novel.
“You could coach me in algebra,” I suggested.
Dad shook his head and smiled. “No, I missed my chance to be your coach. But if it’s not too late, I’d like to be a fan.”
“Why are we so–Well, how come we’re not more alike, you and me?”