A lonely obese boy everyone calls "Butter" is about to make history. He is going to eat himself to death-live on the Internet-and everyone is invited to watch. When he first makes the announcement online to his classmates, Butter expects pity, insults, and possibly sheer indifference.
Perfect, sweet Anna. She was the prettiest girl in school. Hey, handsome. I met her on this online social app. I told her I was the captain of my soccer team at a private school. Naturally, I didn't tell her, I'm the fat guy with the oversized desk in the back of your comp class. I knew she would never accept me the way I was. They're a little lady in the works there. I’m proud of you. Then am I gonna hear you play it in person? Mom! Baby, I just wanted to let you know, that your dinner is ready. I hate it when she calls me baby. But it's better than what all the kids at school call me. Morning buddy! Butter. Butter! His name's butter. Eat it! A reckless idea began to take shape in my head. Ignore me now. Did you see that fat kid's website? He's gonna embarrass himself to death by not showing up. In New Year's Eve, I'm gonna eat my final meal. Live, on the internet. I'll believe it, when I’ll see it. Legendary bro. So, who are these new friends of yours? I think you need like a bucket list. Yeah? Butter! What's next? Kids at school stopped caring about my website. When everyone wanted to know, how the fat kid cracked the cool crowd. Dude, I'm telling you she likes you. Oh! No, no. I have a boyfriend. I can't wait to meet you JP. Until New Year's. No turning back. You really think they're your friends? Dude, what's your problem? I think I'm gonna take your place? Well, even if you do. I guess, that spot will be back open in January. Huh? But you're not actually gonna do it all right? I didn't want to die. I just wanted the unbearable pain to go away. Sometimes we take a step back before we take a step forward. You have an immense talent. I want you to know that life can and will get better. You want to go to my place? Uh... Yeah! No one else saw that.
1. Why did he hide his real identity to Anna?
2. How does the kids call him at school? What is he going to do on the internet?
3. Explain “We take a step back before we take a step forward”.