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Author Lipsyte, Robert.

Title One fat summer / Robert Lipsyte.

Imprint New York : HarperKeypoint, 1991, ©1977.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Children's Department  J LIPSYTE    Check Shelf
 Burlington Public Library - Teen  PB YF LIP    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Teen Department  TEEN FIC LIPS c.2  Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Teen Department  TEEN FIC LIPS c.3  Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Teen Department  TEEN FIC LIPS c.5  Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Young Adult Fiction  YA-LIP    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Closed Stack Collection  YA FIC LIPSYTE, R    Check Shelf
Description 232 pages ; 28 cm
Note "An Ursula Nordstrom book."
Indexed In: Best books for young adults, 1977
Summary An overweight fourteen-year-old boy experiences a turningpoint 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.
Audience Lexile: 670.
Subject Weight control -- Fiction.
Weight control -- Fiction.
Teenage boys -- Fiction.
Large boys -- Fiction.
Marks, Bobby (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Realistic fiction.
Body image -- Fiction.
Reducing -- Fiction.
Fourteen-year-old boys -- Fiction.
Self-perception -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Humorous fiction.
ISBN 9780064470735 (pbk.)
0064470733 (pbk.)
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