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Book Review – Also Known as Lard Butt

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IMG_3451A Teen’s Past Comes Back to Haunt Her

Also Known as Lard Butt, by Ann Herrick is about a young girl’s attempts to flee from her grade school nickname, “lard butt,” and remake her image as she enters junior high school. When Ricky, the progenitor of the “lard butt” moniker moved away, Laura thought she would finally shed the nickname that hangs like an albatross around her neck. But, as the story opens, Laura learns that Ricky is back. Will he revive the name that tormented her for years?

Laura is determined to bloom and that means keeping anyone at her new school from hearing about the nickname. She must figure out how to protect the new image she’s so carefully put together from the one person who could destroy it and decides tutoring Ricky might work. The adage “keep your friends close and your enemies closer” means she…

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About The Owl Lady

Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

2 comments on “Book Review – Also Known as Lard Butt

  1. Thanks so much for the repost!

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