I read the book, Slob by Ellen Potter. Slob is about Owen Birnbaum,
the fattest kid in his school, but also a genius. Everyone bullies him, even his gym teacher! And when his Oreos are stolen, he is on the case. I think the book is okay, but lacks a good plot and just drags on with situations that are unneeded. For example, he spends about 20 pages at a food court, and it has no effect on the plot. This book is realistic fiction because all of the situations in this book can happen. There are no flying unicorns, it can all happen. I think this book is perfect for people who like to read books about other people and their struggles. I think they would like it because Owen goes through a lot of struggles in his life, such as his weight. An example of an internal conflict is when Owen eats out his stress. This is an internal conflict because Owen is struggling with himself and he eats out his stress to make himself feel better. This is an example of man vs. self. An external conflict is when Jeremy tells Owen he should lose weight and he gets mad. This is an external conflict because conflict is happening between two people, outside of Owen's brain. This is an example of man vs. man.