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The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl

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A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year *"Fanboy's whip-smart, often hilariously sarcastic voice . . . adds fresh, urgent perspective to age-old questions about how young people cope with . . . being misunderstood as they try to discover themselves." --Booklist, starred review "A captivating, darkly entertaining first novel." --Tom Perrotta, author of Election and Little Children
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.

Synopsis:

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year *Fanboy's whip-smart, often hilariously sarcastic voice . . . adds fresh, urgent perspective to age-old questions about how young people cope with . . . being misunderstood as they try to discover themselves. Booklist, starred review A captivating, darkly entertaining first novel. Tom Perrotta,

Synopsis:

A fifteen-year-old "geek" who keeps a list of the high school jocks and others who torment him, and pours his energy into creating a great graphic novel, encounters Kyra, Goth Girl, who helps change his outlook on almost everything, including himself. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

About the Author

\Barry Lyga is the author of The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl and Boy Toy, both ALA Best Books for Young Adults. Hero-Type is his third book set in South Brook High School. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547417141
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Author:
Barry Lyga
Author:
Lyga, Barry
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Cartoons and comics
Subject:
High schools
Subject:
Situations / General
Subject:
Schools
Subject:
Audio Books-Children s Young Adult
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Adolescence
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Friendship
Subject:
Sale Books-Children s
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Art/Architecture
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Art & Architecture
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Dating & Sex
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Friendship
Publication Date:
September 2007
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
320

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Children's » Activities » Humor
Children's » Art » General
Children's » General
Children's » Situations » General
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Adolescence
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Dating and Sex
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Friendship

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Product details 320 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - English 9780547417141 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year *Fanboy's whip-smart, often hilariously sarcastic voice . . . adds fresh, urgent perspective to age-old questions about how young people cope with . . . being misunderstood as they try to discover themselves. Booklist, starred review A captivating, darkly entertaining first novel. Tom Perrotta,
"Synopsis" by , A fifteen-year-old "geek" who keeps a list of the high school jocks and others who torment him, and pours his energy into creating a great graphic novel, encounters Kyra, Goth Girl, who helps change his outlook on almost everything, including himself. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
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