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Publisher's Summary

Henley sits on the sideline of life. What else is a fat kid to do? He's determined to make a change as he enters high school and summons the courage to take a chance only to have super-jock Axel O'Connell go off on him for being a pathetic slug. Henley nearly calls it quits, but pushes forward, and then something amazing happens; Axel does an abrupt about-face and offers to help Henley lose weight and get in shape. Henley is suspicious of Axel's motives, but so desperately needs help he takes him up on his offer. He soon discovers Axel has a hidden agenda and it shocks Henley right down to his toes. It is the beginning of an unlikely friendship that forces both boys to see each other in a new light.
The Fat Kid is a story of friendship, compassion, and affairs of the heart.
©2017 Mark A. Roeder (P)2017 Mark A. Roeder
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5 out of 5 stars
By TinkerMel on 08-19-17

great YA story

The fat kid.

The characters are engaging and well developed. The plot was realistic for the age group of the characters. I had a hard time learning who was who at first till I learned who the characters where.
They all had hard names to remember. This story was good. In a way it kind if reminded of " A Dairy of A Wimpy Kid" but with a gay flare to it.
Its a good YA listen.


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3 out of 5 stars
By Teresa on 12-24-17

The Story Was An Okay Listen

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Sure, I would recommend this audiobook to a friend but I thought the book jumped around too much. There seemed to be a lot of teenaged angst but I'm glad the bully decided to help him. I thought he took the remarks at the beginning very well. He kind of let it roll off his shoulders.

If you’ve listened to books by Mark A. Roeder before, how does this one compare?

No I don't think I've listened to any other books by Mark A. Roeder.

What three words best describe Paul Stefano’s performance?

Paul Stefano was able to make his voice sound like a teenager somehow. I think he fit the story very well. A perfect match between author and reader.

If you could rename The Fat Kid, what would you call it?

I wouldn't rename it as that is what the foundation of the story is about.

Any additional comments?

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