Losing It / Erin Fry

After witnessing his widowed father suffer a stroke brought on by weight issues, thirteen-year-old Bennett decides to join the cross country team to overcome his own obesity.  As he deals with bullying from classmates, a controlling aunt, and a friend who seemingly abandons him when he needs him most, Bennett struggles to navigate a completely new world following his father’s stroke.  This honest story of resilience and growing up is recommended for readers in grades 6 and up.

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