Peanut

Peanut

Book - 2013
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"Before you write me off as a delusional psycho, think about what it's like to be thrown into a situation where everyone knows everyone . . . and no one knows you." Sadie has the perfect plan to snag some friends when she transfers to Plainfield High--pretend to have a peanut allergy. But what happens when you have to hand in that student health form your unsuspecting mom was supposed to fill out? And what if your new friends want to come over and your mom serves them snacks? (Peanut butter sandwich, anyone?) And then there's the bake sale, when your teacher thinks you ate a brownie with peanuts. Graphic coming-of-age novels have huge cross-over potential, and Peanut is sure to appeal to adults and teens alike.
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375965906
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC NOVELS PEA
Characteristics: 206 p. :,chiefly ill. (some col.) ;,23 cm
Additional Contributors: Hoppe, Paul (Illustrator)

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the_bookwyrm
Sep 26, 2017

Poor decisions will lead to poor results--this can either be applied to my choice to read this book or to the protagonist of the book itself.

Moral of the story: Don't fake a medical condition to get attention.
Don't sink money into trying to maintain the illusion.
Just don't do it.

Really boring. The whole thing is about her faking a peanut allergy. It's actually really stupid. The art's good I guess.

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skyekilaen
Sep 10, 2015

Peanut is about a girl who makes a very bad decision. Sadie is the girl. The bad decision? Lying about having a peanut allergy. Switching schools between freshman and sophomore year of high school is hard, after all. You're lost in a sea of people who all already know each other. Unless you find a way to stand out, like a potentially life-threatening allergy. Clearly, that'll help break the ice and make friends, right?

Sadie's deception goes about as well as you'd expect. What I didn't expect, though, was that I'd still be feeling for Sadie even while she's working so hard to lie to her new friends. I didn't quite get her reasoning behind the lie, intellectually or emotionally, but I do know (from my own past) that kids sometimes just do stupid things. Halliday just has a way of bonding you with Sadie once she's living with the consequences of her choice. I was definitely hoping she could find a way to end the lie and move forward without being totally humiliated. Hoppe's friendly, clean drawing style gives each character plenty of life. I'll be looking out for more of his work.

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Jaybear10
Jun 10, 2014

peanut is a great book its about a girl named saidey who who is constantly moving and her parents had a divorce.sines shes at a new school she fakes a peanut allergy to be popular because everyone thinks she could die any second. her mom knows nothing of it.she gets lots of good friends and a boyfriend named zoo but she looses it all because someone thinks shes eating a peanut and calls 911 and then shes busted!.There are some bad words in it and is in fact a comic book but is pretty thick. peanut fabulous book.

BCD2013 Jun 06, 2014

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Sadie tried to make an impression and gain sympathy at her new school by faking a peanut allergy.
- Andrea Lipinski

J_Hanson Apr 24, 2014

This is a graphic novel about a high school student who fakes a peanut allergy in order to stand out. As time goes on, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep up the story. It is interesting and unique and makes a great book discussion title.

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cwalsh20
Apr 17, 2014

Great graphic novel on how you sometimes do crazy things to feel accepted.

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BlueBee1560
Mar 13, 2013

How can a girl fake an allergy to peanuts and expect to get friends at her new school? Love, lies, and truths intertwine in this graphic novel and you'll just be amused and surprised.

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BlueBee1560
Mar 13, 2013

BlueBee1560 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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