Biggie- Derek Sullivan 

ISBN: 978-0-8075-0727-8

“I learned that Friday that you didn’t need to be touched to get tagged.”

Received this at Bea Chicago 2016 and met the author. He signed my book and everything became alright with the world. 

Reading the last couple pages of this book and the main character picks up a book. I had to re-read it a few times before I see what is actually staring up at me from the pages. My favorite author Palahniuk and my favorite book Fight Club. Mother of all fucks, I’m in heaven. 

Henry is a high school junior, over six feet tall and over three hundred pounds. His nickname fits perfectly well, Biggie. It seems harsh, but is a hell of a nickname. 

All his life he’s been in love with Annabelle and she won’t give him the time of day. He eats and eats his misery away while gaining more weight. He doesn’t need real friends, he has plenty of online friends to occupy his time. So he stays quiet at school and at work. 

Everyday that he works, Annabelle comes in and buys a low carb energy drink and steals a candybar. All Henry wants in life is Annabelle to be his girlfriend and he breaks into her emails to read all about the real her.

With doctors appointments and the impending doom of his health. He decides to really focus on a diet to lose weight for Annabelle and to start following in the footsteps of his stepdad and play some baseball. He wants to be the best and that’s how hard he trains.

He makes friends with some of the baseball players in school and starts becoming one with the incrowd. But that can only get him so far. 

He practices and works harder with catching the eye of an out of town husky cutie. All he does is let her down with thoughts of a girl he will never have. 

Will Biggie overcome his fear and throw a perfect game and fall in love?

Reading this book you want nothing but the best to come to Henry. Everything he wants you want for him. You just want to scream over and over for him to keep his head up. What surprises me is that it didn’t end the way these books kind of end. It was a hapoy ending, but nothing ended up perfectly. Did he get the girl, did her throw a perfect game, did he make his family proud, and did he get everything he wanted? 

Can’t really say. 

Every single time someone said Biggie…I thought of Hypnotize by Biggie Smalls. 

” I put hoes in NY onto DKNY

Miami, D.C. prefer Versace

All Philly hoes, go with Moschino

Every cutie wit a booty bought a Coogi”

See you on the mound dear readers.

3/5 *Stacy*

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