Sarah Byrnes and Eric have been friends for years. When they were children, his fat and her terrible scars made them both outcasts. Later, although swimming slimmed Eric, she stayed his closest friend.
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 currents pull them both under.
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Between trenchant classroom confrontations over abortion and other religious controversies, exhausting swim team workouts, and a sudden relationship with a classmate, Eric loyally finds time to visit Sarah.| Read Full Review of Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
A social outcast in junior high due to his excessive weight, narrator Eric Calhoune found a kindred spirit in Sarah Byrnes, whose face and hands were hideously disfigured in a childhood accident.| Read Full Review of Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
Although key protagonist Eric Calhoune and his best friend Sarah Byrnes are teenagers, this is not a for-teens-only read.| Read Full Review of Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
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