Troy is fat. Really fat. At nearly 300 pounds Troy thinks the only thing worth accomplishing is throwing himself in front of a moving train. That is until he meets Curt, the local teen guitarist/heart-throb whose genuine interest in Troy makes him reconsider what life is ultimately about.
A great addition to the world of YA fiction, this book tests the boundaries of friendship and family ties while humorously integrating themes such as drug-use, obesity, and growing up.
Troy is not only a sympathetic character, he is a unique one that truly makes the reader feel what it must be like to be an alienated teenager in the 21st century. I highly recommend this one. It can be read in one sitting---only 200 pages or so and is totally worth the time. It was a Printz Honor book a few years ago....read it. You won't be disappointed.