You think I eat a lot now? That’s nothing. Tune in December 31st, when I will stream a live webcast of my last meal. Death row inmates get one. Why shouldn’t I? I can’t take another year in this fat suit, but I can end this year with a bang. If you can stomach it, you’re invited to watch … as I eat myself to death.
So starts Butter, the story of a lonely 423-pound boy everyone calls ‘Butter’. Worse than being ridiculed for his size at high school, he is simply ignored. Desperate, he pledges to eat himself to death live on the Internet – and everyone will watch. When he makes this announcement online, he expects pity, insults, or possibly sheer indifference. Instead, his classmates become morbid cheerleaders for his deadly plan.
Yet as their dark encouragement grows, it begins to feel a lot like popularity. And that feels good. But what happens when Butter reaches his suicide deadline?
It was the bright yellow simple cover of this book that drew me to it. I tend to find that books with simple covers have a wonderful story within them.
This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster and I challenge anyone to read this book and not shed at least one tear or get a lump in the back of their throat. I feel like everyone will be able to relate not just to the bullied characters but will also be able to see a bit of themselves
As the reader is getting told the story through butter’s prospective I was not 100% confident that he was going to go through with what was mentioned at the start of the book. It wasn’t until the last third of the book that the pace really picked up and Butter’s mind seemed to enter a darker place
This is an extremely thought-provoking book that I feel everyone should read.
There was quote throughout this book that remind us that we all need to be a bit more compassionate to other people as you don’t know the person they are you only see what is on the outside. I am going to end this review with one of the quotes that struck me the most in regards to showing more compassion to other human beings.
“Look, I get it. It sucks to be next to the fat guy on the plane. Maybe he’s taking up too much of your armrest or crowding you into the window, but trust me, nobody’s more uncomfortable than that guy, having to squish into that tiny seat and knowing nobody wants to sit next to him.”