Catherine Forde Fat Boy Swim

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Fat Boy Swim

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From Firestarter and Skarrs author Catherine Forde comes a story of an overweight boy and victim of bullying who finds out that anything is possible

Jimmy Kelly is fat—lardy, ginormous, clinically obese. But inside, Jimmy doesn't feel like Smelly Kelly, Fat Boy Fat. He's just normal. Like other boys his age, his bedroom's a pit, his feet stink, and he hates getting up on school mornings. If any of his classmates bothered to talk to him, instead of slagging him off, they'd find he's just as clued in as they are on films, books, TV, even sports. Although he wouldn't tell them that his secret talent is cooking. But Jimmy has another secret that even he doesn't know yet—a secret that will change him forever.

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FOURTEEN-YEAR-OLD JIMMY KELLY is "Fat Boy Fat," the largest kid in his Scottish community, who is made to feel useless at everything. Only his family know's he's a whiz in the kitchen, and Jimmy's determined to keep it that way. After all, what would people say if they discovered that "Big Blob Kelly" had one special talent and it involved food?

So when GI Joe, the toughest coach at school, finds out his secret, Jimmy's sure he's doomed. But, Coach proposes a deal: If Jimmy helps him, Coach will help Jimmy . . . swim. With each stroke Coach teaches him, Jimmy feels like he's getting closer to recognizing the Shadow Shape that's been haunting his dreams. And closer to Ellie, whose chocolate brown curls look good enough to eat. Coach and Ellie know there's more to Jimmy than meets the eye. Now it's time for Jimmy to stop hiding and realize it himself.

"A moving, tumultuous, roller-coaster, acid-etched story."--The Bookseller (UK)

About the Author:

Catherine Forde is the author of numerous books for young adults, including Fifteen Minute Bob, Firestarter, and Skarrs, which was long-listed for the Carnegie Medal.

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