The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy & Goth Girl

The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy & Goth Girl

Book - 2006
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Fanboy has never had it good, but lately his sophomore year is turning out to be its own special hell. The bullies have made him their favorite target, his best (and only) friend seems headed for the dark side (sports and popularity), and his pregnant mother and the step-fascist are eagerly awaiting the birth of the alien life form known as Fanboy's new little brother or sister.

Fanboy, though, has a secret: a graphic novel he's been working on without telling anyone, a graphic novel that he is convinced will lead to publication, fame, and--most important of all--a way out of the crappy little town he lives in and all the people that make it hell for him.

When Fanboy meets Kyra, a.k.a. Goth Girl, he finds an outrageous, cynical girl who shares his love of comics as well as his hatred for jocks and bullies. Fanboy can't resist someone who actually seems to understand him, and soon he finds himself willing to heed her advice--to ignore or crush anyone who stands in his way.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2006.
ISBN: 9780618723928
0618723927
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 311 p. ; 22 cm.

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Bee_23 Oct 01, 2014

I cannot get enough of this book, have read it probably four times. The characters are flawed, realistic and super-likeable; its fun getting to know them. Sequel is also recommended. A++

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dprodrig
Sep 18, 2013

Although an easier topic to read, compared to Boy Toy, it just didn't pull me as much. As always, difficult and awkward situations are the norm for Barry's books, and this one is no different. The socially awkward boy, coupled with the extreme girl. I did love how Fanboy eventually decided to throw it back into the school adminstration's face about how he snapped when his bullying was ignored and allowed over a period of time. In my opinion, it's the best part of the book.

BookWormChelly Jul 11, 2013

absolutely love this book!

TropicMummy Feb 18, 2013

can
t wait to check out the rise of goth girl by barry lyga

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Haven0406
Dec 25, 2012

I really loved this book, i can't wait to read the sequel to this :)

Kadie2 Aug 14, 2012

Loved it!

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BookWormChelly Jul 11, 2013

BookWormChelly thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Kadie2 Aug 14, 2012

A fifteen-year-old boy, passionate about comics encounters a girl who has similiar interests. After catching feelings for her, he finds himself in situations unusual to a 'geek' like him.

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