One Fat Summer

One Fat Summer

eBook - 1991
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An overweight fourteen-year-old boy experiences a turningpoint summer in which he learns to stand up for himself. Bobby Marks is 14, fat, & unhappy in this first novel of 3 that traces Bobby's career through his first year of college. For Bobby Marks, summer does not equal fun. While most people are happy to take off their heavy jackets and long pants, Bobby can't even button his jeans or reach over his belly to touch his toes. Spending the summer at Rumson Lake is sheer torture. This particular summer promises to be worse than usual. His parents can't stop fighting. His best friend, Joanie, goes home to New York City and won't tell him why. Dr. Kahn, a rich, stingy estate owner who hires him to manage an enormous lawn, is working him to death. And to top it off, a local bully won't stop torturing him. Bobby is about to find out just how terrifying and exhilarating one fat summer can be.
Publisher: New York : HarperKeypoint, 1991, c1977
Edition: 1st Harper Keypoint ed
ISBN: 9780061995910
0061995916
Characteristics: 1 online resource (232 p.)

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Mo18_0 Aug 06, 2014

I think that every teenager should read this book, it's a great summer read. Not long and a page turner. It has a lot of lessons to learn from.

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