Also it has a good ending. Now the reason why I didn't go lower was because I did enjoyed the book for the most part and I love the message to the book and the mystery part and character the setting in school all of that i loved. Don't ever tell anybody anything. I thought how Phoebe and all the other little kids would see it, and how they'd wonder what it meant, and then finally some dirty kid would tell them - all cockeyed, naturally, what it meant, and how they'd all think about it and maybe even worry about it for a couple of days. I liked it best because it shows that a bully can change.
He faces being bullied by a group of people at his school and unknowingly goes into a state of depession. He doesn't seem to notice that he gets taken advantage of over and over and over again. It was the last game of the year, and you were supposed to commit suicide or something if Old Pencey didn't win. The thing is, most of the time when you're coming pretty close to doing it with a girl, she keeps telling you to stop. Some of my favorite parts were the times Owen spent with the Buddhist named Nima who sold food from his street cart and liked to watch Bollywood m Based on the title of this book, I expected a look into the struggles that an overweight kid faces at school and in everyday life.
The game with Saxxon hall was supposed to be a very big deal around Pencey. He gives up hope of finding out what happened on that horrible night in his parents shop. That's all I'd do all day. If you are looking for an exciting and thrilling book that you would relate to then Slob would be the perfect book for you because it has everything you would ever want in a book. What really knocks me out is a book, when you're all done reading it, you wished the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. The way he set it up was weird.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a mystery book and who are into sad stories and to kids who like Oreos. That is what makes it funny. The author has a similar sense of humor to me, and I felt like I could have written some scenes myself. They advertise in about a thousand magazines, always showing some hotshot guy on a horse jumping over a fence. That part surprised me because I was like O. One of them played the piano - strictly lousy - and the other one sang, and most of the songs were either pretty dirty or in French.
These are some things that are happening in the life of 12 year-old Owen Birnbaum who is also the smartest kid. I would like to ask her that question. The reason I asked was because Ackley never did anything on Saturday night, except stay in his room and squeeze his pimples or something. Nima, the man from Tibet, is a refreshing and unique character. And also useful protection against drowning, go figure. About all I know is, I sorta miss everybody I told about.
First of all, this book took place at a school and sometime at a fat kid house name is Owen Birnbaum. Holden is displeased that Stradlater, one of the few sexually experienced boys at Pencey, is taking Jane on a date. She was a pretty nice girl, though. And I just stand there, letting it happen because I'm a boulder and that's what boulders do. Owen overlooks that and has a hard time because of the constant harrassment that the bullies in his school are making him go through. He could hear me all right through the shower curtains, but he didn't answer me right away. Owen has oreos everyday for lunch but everyday someone keeps stealing them and he thinks he knows who it was.
This is a story with many things going on in a 12 year-olds life and how he goes through it, so if I were you I would read it. The type of problem in my book is person vs person because it Owen vs his mom fighting over oreos. In conclusion I rated this book 4 stars. Except if some boy had little old funny-looking parents. So they both chickened out and made a big scene. I was sort of crying. Nemesis is supposed to bring him back to see who the killer was of his parents.
It is alright with me if you flunk me though as I'm flunking everything else except English anyway. As a Christian mom, it is a good opening on a discussion on how every character craves love and respect, and how Satan loves to stir up confusion cuz there is a lot of real life possibilities here that kids need to know how to navigate. You never know where the hell you are. His mom who adopted them after his real parents got killed is a working mom who is always working late to support her family. Owen the main character is an overweight twelve year-old boy, but although he may not by physically great, Owen has very high I. He stopped reading and put my paper down. I don't care if it's a sad good-by, or a bad good-by, but when I leave a place I like to know I'm leaving it.