Peanut

Peanut

Book - 2013
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Nervous about starting her sophomore year at a new high school, Sadie decides to make herself more interesting by claiming to be allergic to peanuts, but her lie quickly spirals out of control.
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780375865909
9780375965906
Branch Call Number: Halliday, A
Characteristics: 206 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Hoppe, Paul - Illustrator

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red_alligator_6705
Mar 26, 2021

i wont say that I loved this book, neither did I hate it. Yes I know that this is just a book but, I think the main character (Sadie) took it way too far with the fake peanut allergy and she really should not have faked it. This lie could do more harm could do you more harm than good. This book was a funny and very dramatic quick read. It was really funny to read as well. I am not sure I liked it and I am not sure that I would recommend it.

JCLBrittanyC Apr 07, 2020

I was waiting for some holds to arrive, so I pulled this one of our shelf, and it was an interesting concept. Peanut follows Sadie who is going into her sophomore year at a new high school. In order to make herself seem more interesting, she decided to tell everyone she is allergic to peanuts… like deathly allergic. Why you might ask? That I cannot answer because I don’t understand fully, but I guess to make herself seem different. She even takes it so far to get a medical bracelet that wears everyday stating her allergy. As you can guess this gets out of hand quickly. Though I didn’t love this one, it was a fun and interesting concept. If you are looking for something quick to pass the time this isn’t a bad choice. Otherwise I think the character development was lacking and could be skipped for now.

Okay, I get it, transferring schools is tough.
But of ALL OF THE THINGS SADIE COULD POSSIBLY HAVE DONE...
FAKING A PEANUT ALLERGY?
Dude, that’s just sick. God. It was physically painful having to watch her fake the whole thing with the EpiPen, lie to the nurse, staying up late trying to make her story *convincing*, just...stop it. Please.

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TheBibliopossum
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

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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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MistyBlue22
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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Mar 26, 2021

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Mar 13, 2013

MistyBlue22 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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