Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes Analysis

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One of the more prominent themes that I noticed these books had in common was friendship. Friendship can change your life in more ways than you can imagine. A friend is someone you can depend on and help you through the positive and negative you may encounter. For most of Sarah’s life she got all of her love from Eric because no one else wanted to be her friend or even glimpse at her. Eric is Sarah’s escape from her father. Sarah would have remained in the mental hospital for her entire life if she had the option without a friend. She wouldn’t have had someone to live for without Eric there for her. Eric was the only one that saw past her scars and Sarah was the only one, besides his mother, that saw past his fatness. Before Eric lost weight people bullied him for being fat. Sarah stood up for him and didn’t care if he …show more content…
Sarah changed drastically in “Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes”. She didn’t trust anyone and it took a great deal for her to learn to trust the minimal people that she did. After her father was no longer in the picture, her life was much smoother. She learned to trust Eric and the people that wanted to help her. I feel that she achieved more confidence and didn’t let her scars get to her anymore. Hope changed quite a bit in “Hope Was Here”. She learned to accept things for the way they were. She acknowledged that her mother was never going to change and her perfect father wasn’t going to show up at her door anytime soon. She found that her life was splendid the way it was. Mark Brittain from “Staying Fat For Sarah Byrnes” also changed. It took a suicide attempt for it to happen though. Before he changed he was so uptight and harsh on himself. He believed that he had to be perfect in his eyes, but more importantly in the eyes of others. Once he changed he seemed to be a more enjoyable person. People are always changing for the better or worse, change is

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