Saturday, June 13, 2015

#ClubRead: The Fat Boy Chronicles - Book or Movie which is better?

The Fat Boy Chronicles by Diane Lang

It's bad enough being the new kid, but as a freshman, Jimmy finds school less enjoyable than many of his classmates. Standing 5'5" and weighing 187 pounds, he's subjected to a daily barrage of taunts and torments. His only sources of comfort are his family, his youth group, and his favorite foods. When his English teacher assigns a journal as a writing project, Jimmy chronicles not only his struggles but also his aspirations - to lose weight and win the girl of his dreams. Inspired by a true story and told in first-person journal entries, The Fat Boy Chronicles brings to life the pain and isolation felt by many overweight teenagers as they try to find their way in a world obsessed with outward beauty.

Be sure to visit Hot Topic - Club Read Teens - The Fat Boy Chronicles for information about the author, the movie trailer, and streaming the movie!  Is the movie as good as the book?

1 comment:

Mike Buchanan said...

I look forward to the answer! Mike Buchanan (co-author/screenwriter for TFBC)