Fat Boy vs. the Cheerleader is the story of Gabe’s fight against injustice, but also his fight to reclaim himself. For years he has played along while the popular kids bullied him, but no more. “I’m fully capable of taking my own dignity. But no one else is going to take it.” With the help of old friends and unexpected allies in a fight for his voice to be heard, he learns about power, politics and himself. A funny, touching and insightful story, Fat Boy vs. the Cheerleader will appeal to band nerds, freaks, geeks, and any kids who feel like they just don’t fit in.
Geoff Herbach is the award-winning author of Stupid Fast, Nothing Special and I’m With Stupid. His awards include the ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults, an ABA Best Books for Children Selection, and the Minnesota Book Award, among others. Growing up, Geoff was both dork and jock. Sports calmed him. People caused him anxiety. Offseason, Geoff was prone to kummerspeck, which is a German word meaning weight gain due to nervous eating. Its literal translation is grief bacon. Geoff teaches writing at Minnesota State, Mankato. Visit www.geoffherbach.com.
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