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  • Library Binding: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Orca Book Publishers (April 1 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1551439123
  • ISBN-13: 978-1551439129
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 1.3 x 17.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,178,456 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Engrossing and heartfelt...Stevenson deals with controversial and emotional issues with sensitivity and realism. Recommended." (CM Magazine 2008-06-30)

"A fast read that should appeal to any reader looking for a story of self-acceptance and the determination to carry on." (TeensReadToo.com 2008-09-01)

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"Complex themes handled very well with humor and directness, this book would be a good addition to a HS library." (Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media 2011-03-01) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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That picture I sent? It was taken last year. You wouldn't recognize me now. I barely recognize myself. Derek thinks he might be falling in love. The problem is, he hasn't been entirely honest with his online boyfriend. Derek sent Ethan a photo taken before he got depressed and gained eighty pounds. Derek hasn't been honest with his employer either. When he lied about his age and experience to get a job with disabled adults, the last thing he expected was to meet a woman like Aaliyah. Smart, prickly and often difficult, Aaliyah challenges Derek's ideas about honesty and trust. Derek has to choose whether to risk telling the truth or to give up the most important relationship in his life.

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Format: Paperback
Derek is seventeen. He has dropped out of school and is working in a nursing home. He lives alone with his less-than-supportive father who looks down on everything in Derek's life. Derek can't even imagine what his father would do if he knew the truth - Derek is gay.

Recently, Derek has been exchanging emails with Ethan. They have established a real friendship over the Internet. In fact, the friendship has blossomed into much more, at least for Derek. There's a problem, though. Derek sent Ethan a picture that doesn't really resemble the Derek of today. It was taken some time ago before Derek's mother left to join a cult. He has put on some extra weight since the picture was taken, and now Ethan has just broken the news that he wants to meet in person.

Should he tell the truth or break things off?

This sounds like a fairly shallow storyline, but much more is revealed about Derek's struggle to accept his unforgiving father, his absent mother, and himself. BIG GUY is a fast read that should appeal to any reader looking for a story of self-acceptance and the determination to carry on.

Reviewed by: Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky"
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Courtesy of Teens Read Too Aug. 23 2008
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Format: Paperback
Derek is seventeen. He has dropped out of school and is working in a nursing home. He lives alone with his less-than-supportive father who looks down on everything in Derek's life. Derek can't even imagine what his father would do if he knew the truth - Derek is gay.

Recently, Derek has been exchanging emails with Ethan. They have established a real friendship over the Internet. In fact, the friendship has blossomed into much more, at least for Derek. There's a problem, though. Derek sent Ethan a picture that doesn't really resemble the Derek of today. It was taken some time ago before Derek's mother left to join a cult. He has put on some extra weight since the picture was taken, and now Ethan has just broken the news that he wants to meet in person.

Should he tell the truth or break things off?

This sounds like a fairly shallow storyline, but much more is revealed about Derek's struggle to accept his unforgiving father, his absent mother, and himself. BIG GUY is a fast read that should appeal to any reader looking for a story of self-acceptance and the determination to carry on.

Reviewed by: Sally Kruger, aka "Readingjunky"


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