Chunky

by Paul Mitchell Published by Katherine Tegen Books/HarperAlley, imprints of HarperCollins that are aimed at younger readers, Chunky describes the high school experiences of Yehudi (‘Hudi’) Mercado whilst living in Texas with his Mexican Jewish family. When not playing with his sister’s Barbie dolls, Hudi spends his time daydreaming about being a famous comedian on Saturday Night Live. Accident prone and overweight, an asthmatic kid with only one lung, Hudi has a hard time fitting in with the culture of athletic excellence that is encouraged by his school and embodied by his father. As we are told at the outset, … Continue reading Chunky