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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (23)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine 
that highlights eagerly anticipated books.

Butter by Erin Jade Lange

Release Date: September 18, 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Author Website: http://www.butterslastmeal.com/

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.

Why I can't wait?
Do I even need to explain myself?  Did you read that summary?  It sounds completely off the wall and like nothing I've even heard of before.  Clearly, I must read this.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you on off the wall and unique, but I can't see a 'happy' ending for this story, and that will probably keep me away from it. I'm a bit of a wimp about difficult stories. Interesting pick.

    If you'd like, you can check out my WoW here.