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K-12 Evaluated Resource Collection


Author/Publisher/Website: Lange, E.J.
Copyright: 2013
Evaluation/Record Entry Date: Nov/2018
Submitting suppliers/Website: Not Available
Primary Identifier: 9781619631212
Recommended Grades and Subjects/Courses: 8-10
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Resource Description

Butter, an overweight high school student, feels like an outsider and when relationship issues arise at school, he decides to kill himself online by eating himself to death. This plan gains him instant attention and he enjoys the fame but when he realizes that people actually want to see him die online, he has to make a decision whether to die famous or live. This engaging coming-of-age novel for grades 8-10 deals with many current issues, including suicide, cyber bullying, self-harm, depression, obesity, relationships, dating, and the impact of social media, and is suitable for read-aloud, a novel study, and literature circles. Social considerations noted. Log in to read the full ERAC review.