Dough Boy by Peter Marino

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Overweight fifteen-year-old Tristan, who lives with his divorced mother and her boyfriend, Frank, suddenly finds his life turned upside down when Frank’s popular but troubled, nutrition-obsessed daughter, Kelly, moves in. As he faces increasing abuse about his weight at home and at school, the hurt of his former best friend pairing off with Kelly, and the anxiety of a crush, he manages to find peace in taking his own path.

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Peter Marino is an English professor and playwright whose first play has been produced in festivals around the country. He lives with his spouse, G. A. Broadwell, and their two "children" Ofi and Scratchbat(a dog and a bat, but not just any dog and bat) in New York State.
Published September 27, 2006 by Holiday House. 221 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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Fifteen-year-old Tristan reports his enduring humiliation and bullying in this humorous tale about living under a yoke of criticism.

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