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One fat summer / Robert Lipsyte.

Lipsyte, Robert. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown PL - Brownstown YA LIPSYTE SUMMER b.1 (Text) 79361000090554 Young Adult Fiction Available -

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  • Physical Description: 232 pages ; 17 cm.
  • Edition: Revised Harper Trophy ed.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperTrophy, 2004.

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An overweight fourteen-year-old boy experiences a turning-point 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.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.2 6.0 776.
Subject: Marks, Bobby (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Weight loss > Fiction.
Teenage boys > Fiction.
Body image > Fiction.

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