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Big Guy (2008)

by Robin Stevenson(Favorite Author)
3.14 of 5 Votes: 4
ISBN
1551439107 (ISBN13: 9781551439105)
languge
English
publisher
Orca Book Publishers
review 1: Derek is in an online relationship with Ethan, but when Ethan wants a picture Derek sends an old one - - when he was 80 pounds lighter. Now, with the possibility of meeting Ethan in person, Derek wants to break up instead of admitting he’s gained weight. This short novel is part of the Orca Soundings series, low level, high interest titles for High School students. A few crude sexual references but nothing explicit. Appropriate for the right high school student.
review 2: Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.comDerek is seventeen. He has dropped out of school and is working in a nursing home. He lives alone with his less-than-supportive father who looks down on everything in Derek's life. Derek can't even imagine what his father wo
... moreuld do if he knew the truth - Derek is gay.Recently, Derek has been exchanging emails with Ethan. They have established a real friendship over the Internet. In fact, the friendship has blossomed into much more, at least for Derek. There's a problem, though. Derek sent Ethan a picture that doesn't really resemble the Derek of today. It was taken some time ago before Derek's mother left to join a cult. He has put on some extra weight since the picture was taken, and now Ethan has just broken the news that he wants to meet in person.Should he tell the truth or break things off?This sounds like a fairly shallow storyline, but much more is revealed about Derek's struggle to accept his unforgiving father, his absent mother, and himself. BIG GUY is a fast read that should appeal to any reader looking for a story of self-acceptance and the determination to carry on. less
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merp18
this book is terrible i mean just awful
sunshine1237
A short novel about a gay teenager.
allenj
its a really good book!!
jonett
AMAZINg!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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