Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Butter by Erin Jade Lange - Paul's PRE-READING

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Title: Butter
Author: Erin Jade Lange
Year Published: 2012

Synopsis: 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? 

Why?: I picked this book up in the bookstore based solely on its cover. It intrigued me. I hadn't heard anything about it online. After reading the synopsis, I added it to my TBR list on goodreads. An obese high school boy who plans on eating himself to death live on the internet? Such a unique and interesting story. Recently, I noticed that it was only $6.15 for kindle, so I got it. 

Expectations:  I'm expecting an interesting social commentary that deals with a few social issues like popularity, obesity, and bullying. other than that, I don't know what to expect.

Judging a book by its cover: The cover is the reason I picked this up. I love the simplicity of it. 


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