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FAT BOY SWIM
New York : Delacorte, 2004.
overweight and living with the public humiliation that goes with it, 15-year-old
Jimmy Kelly tries to get through each day as painlessly as possible.
But you can't be invisible when you are as big as Jimmy. Playing
sports in school is the ultimate disgrace. The boys laugh at his
feeble attempts to run. Or, worse, in the showers. But when
Jimmy gets home, things are different. He is the king of the kitchen.
He loves to cook and dreams that some day he will run his own restaurant
on the ocean. He is also haunted by a mysterious dream that wakes
him up most nights. The dream finds him in a swimming pool trying
to swim to the deep end where a shadowy figure awaits him.
Obesity -- Fiction.
Swimming -- Fiction.
Cookery -- Fiction.
Scotland -- Fiction.
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