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Fat boy Vs. the Cheerleaders by Geoff Herbach

Monday, May 26, 2014

From "one of the most real, honest, and still funny male voices to come around in a while" (YALSA) comes a brand-new cast of quirky characters, pitting fat boy Gabe against the high school cheerleading team in a battle over control of the school's soda machine.

The war is ON! Never have the stakes been so high. Never have the trenches been so deep. Never has one soda vending machine been so vital. When the high school cheerleading team takes over the machine's funds previously collected by the pep band, Gabe will not stand for it. Something must be done.

Goodreads Summary

This is a high school group's worst nightmare, loosing their funding to the cheerleaders or the football team. In this novel is is the cheerleaders taking money from the band, and anyone could imagine how the band members would feel. Lost to the helplessness of the their lack of popularity when compared to all the pretty girls cheering for the sports teams. The band usually takes the back burner, however this band is not going down without an all out war.

I liked the playful nature of this book. You do get a sense of true battle but at the same time a feel for the fact that these are high school kids that are fighting in silly ways. The cast of characters are quirky but entertaining in their own ways and definitely keep things interesting through the whole book. I liked the interactions between the social circles. Although they are forced due to the war at hand, it was funny reading about band geeks fighting with the popular girls. This novel is definitely funny and something you should take a look at.

3.5 Stars

*Reviewed by Chris*

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  1. bn100 said...:

    Interesting title and cover

  1. Olivia Harvard said...:

    This sounds like an entertaining read and I can't wait to check it out. I love a little high school drama -as long as it remains on the pages- and this sounds like a particularly interesting one. Great review!