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Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes Themes

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Outcasts

Sarah Byrnes was burned when she was only three, leaving her face and hands covered in disfiguring scars. Sarah Byrnes' father refused to have the scars repaired because he felt the scars would help her to be tough. Sarah Byrnes suffers a great deal of ridicule at school as a result of her burns, which leads to Sarah Byrnes developing a method of dealing with the pain. Sarah Byrnes stands up for herself, often taking punches and mean words, turning them around on the people who dish them out.

Eric Calhoune is overweight. When Eric joins the swim team, they call him Moby because of his size, a nickname that sticks with him all through high school. Moby does not know how to deal with the ridicule his size causes him, so he normally ignores it or accepts it as truth. When Moby and Sarah Byrnes meet, they...

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