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:
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!)
Posted on May 23, 2012, in Waiting on Wednesday and tagged Bloomsbury Childrens Books, Butter, Coming Soon, Erin Jade Lange, September 2012, Waiting on Wednesday, YA, Young Adult. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.