Book Review: Fat Boy vs the Cheerleaders by Geoff Herbach
You can blame the vending machine. You see, the vending machine
that sold soda (or pop) funded the band's summer camp. Gabe, Chunk, Johnson
bought a lot of Code Red Mountain Dew, partially because he loved it, and
partially because he was in the band, and he loved supporting the only class he
enjoyed. First the cost of soda went up. Next, the band lost their funding and
finally there was a sign saying that the soda machine was now supporting the new
This is when Gabe decided to take action. Maybe not right away,
but when no one else stood up for the band, or even pointed out how horrible
this was, he realized he had to do something. He was angry and didn't want to lose
the one thing he liked about school. So he decided to take up the fight no one
else would: to save the band, and defeat the evil cheerleaders.
Gabe tells his story to a lawyer, from the beginning. He leaves
out no detail, from stealing money from his grandpa, to his past relationship
to current cheerleader Kailey, to his fair weather friends Justin and Camille.
Everyone is connected to the story, and the story is quite involved.
Fat Boy Versus the Cheerleadersis a hysterical look at high school and
the different people who roam the halls, and what happens when something
important to them is at risk. Gabe may not be the most popular guy, but he
knows what he likes, admits when he's wrong, and fights for the things that
really matter to him. Fans of books likeCarter
Finally Gets ItandSwim the Flywill want to check this one out this
I'll see you @ the library! Katie (Just finishedDreams
of Gods and Monsters!)