Gabe Johnson Takes Over by Geoff Herbach
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
First of all, points off for changing the title from Fat Boy vs. the Cheerleaders. While one person I asked thinks this is the better title, there was something great about the first one. Gabe (or Chunk, aka the erstwhile titular Fat Boy) has a less-than-optimal family life and has gained weight, lost friends and self-esteem. What this book does well is show how he begins to turn his life around, and even though it's a little too facile and fast, it does show a hopefulness that was refreshing in a book about someone with weight issues.