Butter by Erin Jade Lange

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A lonely 423-pound boy everyone calls "Butter" is about to make history. He's going to eat himself to death live on the Internet - and everyone will watch. When he makes this announcement online, he expects pity, insults, or possibly sheer indifference. Instead, his classmates become morbid cheerleaders for his deadly plan. But as their dark encouragement grows, a few voices begin to offer genuine support and Butter starts to have doubts. His suicidal threat brought his newfound popularity--and a taste of what life could hold for him--but can he live with the fallout if he decides not to go through with his plan? Emotionally raw and darkly humourous, this is an all-consuming look at one teen's battle with himself.
 

About Erin Jade Lange

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ERIN JADE LANGE is a news producer in Phoenix Arizona. Butter is her debut novel. www.butterslastmeal.com
 
Published September 4, 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 321 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Butter gets good grades and plays smooth-as-butter jazz sax, but he is defined by both himself and his peers by his weight.

Aug 22 2012 | Read Full Review of Butter

Publishers Weekly

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At 423 pounds, 16-year-old "Butter" is sinking, both mentally and physically.

Dec 03 2012 | Read Full Review of Butter

The Bookbag

It’s an easy read, suitable for it’s original Young Adult market, but at the same time it’s one parents and educators should read because as much as you might think you understand what kids are going through, you don’t.

Feb 21 2013 | Read Full Review of Butter

The Young Folks

Even if you’re like me, and as mentioned, I don’t typically read stories about bullying or depression, Butter is still not a book to avoid or pass up.

Jul 05 2012 | Read Full Review of Butter

YA Highway

So there's this book that I learned about months ago from a fellow YAHer about a boy who announces that he will be eating himself to death live on the internet, for all his bullies to watch.

May 19 2012 | Read Full Review of Butter

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