Paperback, 224 pages
I read Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes in the car on the drive from Nashville to Indianapolis with my grandparents and mother. I’ve heard a number of good things about Chris Crutcher, through I had only read Deadline (which is also fantastic). Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes was added to my to-read list at least three years ago when I took an English/Language Arts methods course as an elective for my master’s. We did literature circles. The group I was in read Fahrenheit 451, and created a podcast (which I should really find and put on the internet because it was super cool). Other groups read Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie by David Lubar, another title that I don’t remember, and Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes. So I finally picked it up.
Here’s the book talk, see if it would work for you. Scan the QR code at the bottom of this post if you cannot view the video.