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"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?" - From the Publisher
My favorite aspects of this book were the humor used by the main character and the somewhat neutral ending. Unfortunately, I had trouble connecting with the main character's perspective; furthermore, I don't think that I would want be friends with people who are mean and insensitive. Butter was an enjoyable quick read, and you would like this book if you like Wonder by R. J. Palacio.
- Clay Bennett, RRHS Faculty