Waiting on Wednesday: Butter

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases I’m eagerly anticipating. This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection on Making the Grade is:

ButterButter
by Erin Jade Lange
Bloomsbury
Release Date: September 18, 2012
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A lonely obese boy everyone calls “Butter” is about to make history. He is going to eat himself to death—live on the Internet—and everyone is invited to watch. When he first makes the announcement online to his classmates, Butter expects pity, insults, and possibly sheer indifference. What he gets are morbid cheerleaders rallying around his deadly plan. Yet as their dark encouragement grows, it begins to feel a lot like popularity. And that feels good. But what happens when Butter reaches his suicide deadline? Can he live with the fallout if he doesn’t go through with his plans? With a deft hand, E.J. Lange allows readers to identify with both the bullies and the bullied in this all-consuming look at one teen’s battle with himself.

Ok, guys. We’re talking about a boy who plans to EAT himself and broadcast it for all to see. Who doesn’t want to find out how this one is going to end??? I admit. I have fairly high expectations going into this one. Here’s hoping it delivers! (And no, that’s not to say that I hope he eats himself!)

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About Jenna (Does Books)

Working momma of a little pink princess and reader of all things YA. I'm an artist, writer and avid reader who swears that she's having a hard time letting go of the childish things... Let me read your latest YA book and let's see if it makes the grade!

Posted on May 23, 2012, in Waiting on Wednesday and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Excellent pick! I absolutely LOVE the sound of this one and your excitement of it makes me want to read it like NOW. Thank you so much for sharing and adding to my TBR list! Have a great day! 🙂

    Here’s mine:

    http://amylunderman.blogspot.com/2012/05/waiting-on-wednesday-23.html

    • I am glad that my excitement increases your interest in the book! 😀 But seriously, doesn’t it sound insanely unique??? Not sure I want him to hurt himself, but at least this kid isn’t wanting to go out and hurt others, right? 😉

  2. This sounds really really interesting. I am very curious to see reviews on it. Definitely a very different and unique storyline. Great pick! 🙂
    My W.O.W.

  3. This sounds interesting, kinda sad to. Thanks for sharing.

    Ellen @ Always YA at Heart – Here’s my WoW

  4. This actually sounds like quite a sad book. How do you eat yourself anyway? 😀 I hope this meets your expectations!

    I’m waiting on Undeadly by Michele Vail

  5. This looks like the strangest book ever – and that’s awesome. I would love to see the faces of the people who first read the synopsis for prospective publication. 😛

    My WoW

  6. eeek I don’t know what to feel after reading that synopsis… a boy who eat himself? sounds good with the bullying aspect. Looking forward on reading this book!

    Awesome pick!

    My WoW picks here

    Jay
    We Fancy Books

    • What’s interesting is that “not knowing what to feel” is a feeling itself. You are “baffled”, “muddled”, “fuddled”, “bewildered” or “perplexed”. I am all of the above, too. Which is why I can’t wait to read it! ;D

      Thanks for stopping by!

  7. I am so excited about this one! And have been ever since I read about it on YAmazing Race.

  8. Definitely want to read this one!

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