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F#@! Bomb: A Story About Coming Out ... and Coming Out of One's Shell

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Fatty. Freak. Friendless. Failure. Sadie Abramowitz is used to being alone. The morbidly obese college freshman literally doesn’t fit in anywhere and was constantly the butt of jokes in high school. So far, life at Cunningham University isn’t much better. Her roommate only communicates in grunts while Sadie’s “dream job” at the school paper has her interviewing her fellow Fatty. Freak. Friendless. Failure. Sadie Abramowitz is used to being alone. The morbidly obese college freshman literally doesn’t fit in anywhere and was constantly the butt of jokes in high school. So far, life at Cunningham University isn’t much better. Her roommate only communicates in grunts while Sadie’s “dream job” at the school paper has her interviewing her fellow students with questions that practically invite them to insult her. Things change when she’s assigned a story on Griffin Greenberg, the freshman track star who was one of Sadie’s high school bullies. At first, she’s reluctant to work with the gorgeous Griffin, but soon discovers that he’s not such a bad guy. Plus, he’s been keeping a secret: he’s gay. As their friendship grows, Griffin challenges Sadie to do something she never thought possible: train for a marathon. Meanwhile, she supports him as he slowly comes to terms with his sexuality. Together, they help each other survive their first year of college – and also learn how to stand strong on their own.


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Fatty. Freak. Friendless. Failure. Sadie Abramowitz is used to being alone. The morbidly obese college freshman literally doesn’t fit in anywhere and was constantly the butt of jokes in high school. So far, life at Cunningham University isn’t much better. Her roommate only communicates in grunts while Sadie’s “dream job” at the school paper has her interviewing her fellow Fatty. Freak. Friendless. Failure. Sadie Abramowitz is used to being alone. The morbidly obese college freshman literally doesn’t fit in anywhere and was constantly the butt of jokes in high school. So far, life at Cunningham University isn’t much better. Her roommate only communicates in grunts while Sadie’s “dream job” at the school paper has her interviewing her fellow students with questions that practically invite them to insult her. Things change when she’s assigned a story on Griffin Greenberg, the freshman track star who was one of Sadie’s high school bullies. At first, she’s reluctant to work with the gorgeous Griffin, but soon discovers that he’s not such a bad guy. Plus, he’s been keeping a secret: he’s gay. As their friendship grows, Griffin challenges Sadie to do something she never thought possible: train for a marathon. Meanwhile, she supports him as he slowly comes to terms with his sexuality. Together, they help each other survive their first year of college – and also learn how to stand strong on their own.

38 review for F#@! Bomb: A Story About Coming Out ... and Coming Out of One's Shell

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jay Bell

    F#@! BOMB is a story that many people will be able to relate to instantly. If you’re an unwilling introvert, a social outcast, or if you have an unhealthy friendship with your mother, then you already have something in common with the main character of this story. Sadie is an overweight college student with an eating disorder. She comfort eats, stress eats, just-about-anything eats. Her weight is something that cripples her both physical and emotionally, but she finds herself at a turning point F#@! BOMB is a story that many people will be able to relate to instantly. If you’re an unwilling introvert, a social outcast, or if you have an unhealthy friendship with your mother, then you already have something in common with the main character of this story. Sadie is an overweight college student with an eating disorder. She comfort eats, stress eats, just-about-anything eats. Her weight is something that cripples her both physical and emotionally, but she finds herself at a turning point when she meets Griffin—a guy who used to bully her in high school, but now faces ridicule himself as a closeted track star. Thus begins a friendship of mutual encouragement. Sadie slowly helps Griffin come to terms with his sexuality, and in return, he helps get her into better shape. Both of these changes are paced realistically all the way through to the end of the story. There are ups and downs in both Sadie’s and Griffin’s progress, and their challenges are never portrayed as easy to overcome. I liked Griffin quite a bit and was able to relate to him more than Sadie. Not surprising, since I’m a gay guy, and I’ve never struggled with my weight, although I have had body image issues. More than it being an issue of gender or size, I found Sadie a little too nice at first. She doesn’t judge, which is great on paper, but this means she’s often chastising her friends for making insensitive comments, even if the target of criticism isn’t around to hear the negative opinion. This becomes part of the plot though, Sadie finding that sometimes anger is necessary, and that even she is judgmental. I liked the less holier-than-thou Sadie we get to see toward the end of the story. This book is also about stepping outside your comfort zone, as well as outside the house. Life is it lot more satisfying when it’s actually spent living, and that means socializing. Sadie makes a lot of friends. Too many for me to keep up with. I’m terrible with names, and I’m not sure some of the characters added anything to the plot, but there is a very nice payoff toward the end. The best part is how fully realized Griffin’s character is. It’s rare that the best friend, or supporting role of the book, is so fully realized. You get two full stories in F#@! BOMB for the price of one, and this trick isn’t accomplished by switching perspectives. I find that very impressive. My favorite part of the book was witnessing a character striving to improve herself, and just how good this made her feel. Because of this book, I took up jogging again, and so far I’m loving it. F#@! BOMB isn’t quite a gay romance novel, which is usually what I review. If you’re looking to take a break from that genre, this could be a good diversion for you. If you have a friend that is struggling to come out but might feel overwhelmed by a completely gay book, this might be a nice fit. If you’re still young and worried that you’re letting life pass you by, this story might get you back on track. And hey, if you’re looking for a little extra motivation, reading about Sadie and Griffin might help you like it did me. Check out the samples from all the usual places and see what you think. Personally, I found it refreshing to read something different than my usual fare.

  2. 4 out of 5

    D.E.

    This book felt so authentic that I was a bit shocked to read that the author wasn’t a 19-year old college student. Sadie’s struggles with weight loss were very believable and, trust me, I know. The interaction between her mother and Sadie about healthy eating was (sadly) very realistic was well. I nearly cheered when Sadie confronted her mother about her sabotaging her weight loss attempts. Having run a marathon myself, I could also sympathize with her struggles with training and desire to give This book felt so authentic that I was a bit shocked to read that the author wasn’t a 19-year old college student. Sadie’s struggles with weight loss were very believable and, trust me, I know. The interaction between her mother and Sadie about healthy eating was (sadly) very realistic was well. I nearly cheered when Sadie confronted her mother about her sabotaging her weight loss attempts. Having run a marathon myself, I could also sympathize with her struggles with training and desire to give up at certain times. I did struggle to like Sadie sometimes as she was at times a whiney teenager that blamed everyone and everything else for her problems. Maybe the book was a bit too authentic in that regard because I swear some of Sadie’s thoughts were things I’ve heard come out of my teenage nieces and nephews mouths. But Sadie had just enough snarkiness and witticisms to force me to like her. The book is full of quirky characters. I loved her best friend, Griffin. His character was realistic as well, especially his very male ideas about dating and exclusivity. The only tidbit I found unrealistic about the novel was the roommates. There were so quirky that it was unrealistic to believe that one dorm room/apartment would end up with that amount of weirdness. I recommend this novel to anyone looking for a book that feels genuine.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Andrew Hess

    This book was an eye opening read that described the journey of Sadie's life and her struggles with weight loss, which is something I think many people can relate to. Her mother had her thoughts on eating healthy which tried to sabotage Sadie's weight loss attempts. But it was something Sadie needed to overcome. This story also showed her friend Griffin, a guy struggling with his "coming out". Griffin himself was a unique character who helped make the story very interesting. I thought the book This book was an eye opening read that described the journey of Sadie's life and her struggles with weight loss, which is something I think many people can relate to. Her mother had her thoughts on eating healthy which tried to sabotage Sadie's weight loss attempts. But it was something Sadie needed to overcome. This story also showed her friend Griffin, a guy struggling with his "coming out". Griffin himself was a unique character who helped make the story very interesting. I thought the book was really well written and had a realistic feel to both the characters and their situations.

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