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Fat Kid Rules the World by K. L. Going
Fat Kid Rules the World

87, November 14, 2007

Can you imagine being 296 pounds, with no friends, a dead mother, and your brother hates you. I can tell you one person that can, Troy Billings. Not only does he have to face the everyday problems of life, but he has to face them with an extra 100 pounds on his body, until the day he meets Curt. Curt is a homeless kid that just wants to start a band and all he is missing is a drummer, which is where Troy comes in. While Troy is learning to play the drums he also learns new things about himself and gains his confidence back. Fat Kid Rules the World is a very comical book. Troy’s sarcastic humor keeps you laughing all the way until the end. Curt’s laid back attitude makes him easy to relate to and Troy’s brother, Dayle, makes you want to punch him in the face. I think this book is a fantastic book, because it has humor, sarcasm, and a great ending. The author’s message seems clear near the middle of the book, she is bluntly saying that we should accept ourselves the way we are. I think that not only does this book has a lot of values but it also shows ways to start accepting yourself and stop bringing yourself down. I think that when Troy starts putting posters in his room is a very important part, because he was learning how to show the real him. I would recommend this book for any teenager who needs help accepting themselves and wants to be who they are. I would not recommend this book for people who do not like foul language and that is not good at relating to characters.
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