Fat Boy vs. the Cheerleaders - Geoff Herbach
This book really surprised me. Gabe (Chunk) is unlike any other narrator I’ve ever read. He’s the fat, funny kid, that isn’t quite sure how he got that status. Impulsive, and angry at the world, Gabe finds himself spearheading a protest to get money back to the band which was taken from the cheerleaders. Told over the course of a few days, this story had me laughing as well as pausing at some of the realizations Gabe has. At one point I had to set the book down because I was so upset about the indignity Gabe and his friends are facing. I think this is one of those books that all high school students should read. The theme of bullying and self-dignity is powerful and is something I will think about for awhile.