"Sweet, tart and forbidden in all the right places." – Entertainment Weekly
Fruit was my debut novel. It came out in 2004 (and in the U.S. as the retitled The Secret Fruit of Peter Paddington in 2005) and made it all the way to the final round of the 2009 CBC Canada Reads.
Fruit tells the story of 13-year-old Peter Paddington as he tries to fix everything wrong about himself before his Grade 8 year ends. Specifically, to lose weight, get a boy friend and silence his talking nipples.
In the years since its publication, I've grown increasingly proud of this book. I'm constantly surprised and touched by how many people have told me how they've related to Peter.
A Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection
Extended Book Sense Pick
CBC Canada Reads 2009 Finalist
“Beguilingly alive.” – Seattle Times
“Laugh-out-loud funny.” – NOW magazine
“Bracingly off-centre.” – Globe and Mail
“Lovely and odd.” – Kirkus Review
“Hilarious and gentle.” – Booklist
The different Fruits
Q & A with Dan Savage