I read the book Slob by Ellen Potter. The book is about an overweight boy who is having a hard time at school. People keep bullying him, and someone keeps taking his Oreos. On top of this, Owen's parents had just died recently. So tries to build a machine that can replay the video tape of his parents death. I really liked this book. It was really funny, but also very emotional. Also, it wasn't a sob story. Throughout the book you don't feel super bad for him, to where the point you are about to cry. It was just the perfect amount of emotion, which was lightened up by humor. This book is realistic fiction because these things can all happen. He's not fighting dragons, or saving the world from robots. These events could actually happen. I think anyone 11 or older would be able to read this book. Anyone younger wouldn't feel the same emotions as Owen, and there is some profanity. A external conflict in this book is Man vs. Society. Throughout the whole book it's Owen fighting against the bullies and the school. He isn't fighting himself, nature, or one particular person. He is fighting school.