Currently Reading: Fat Kid Rules The World by K.L. Going
Hold up, it’s me, the fat kid, reading Fat Kid Rules The World. Hahaha. Okay, forgive my sudden craziness right there.
So here goes: When you are a 300-pound kid, it is not surprising that you feel bad about yourself. Living in our society with that kind of weight means endless fat jokes and harsh taunts. People will notice you no matter what and they would always have that disgusted look plastered on their faces as they take in you enormous state. And that is how Troy Billings came to the decision of jumping in front of an incoming train. Life might be better if it just ends.
But then Troy never got to experience the peaceful afterlife. Not when Curt MacCrae, the coolest semi-homeless punk guitarist dropout of their school, prevent him from stepping off the ledge. Suddenly, it’s biggest(literally) loser meets cool punk-rock guitarist. Friendship blossomed as Curt recruited Troy to be the drummer of his band. Things then started turning around and Troy was enjoying life, not that he forgets about his bodily burden. Together, the two hopes to change the world through punk music as they prepare for their biggest first performance.
I am still halfway through the book and I am so much hooked. I mean, being fat myself, I understand the problems that Troy is going through. I can feel the sting whenever people around him threw uncomfortable glances as he pass by. I can feel the despair he felt being a loner because of his body. But then this isn’t a pity story about a fat kid. Somehow, I feel a twist coming up especially with Curt. There is just something about him that seems wrong. Oh well, I guess I’ll have to finish the book first in order to unravel the mystery.