Sunday, August 19, 2007

Book #26 - Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga

ISBN: 0618723927
Format: Hardback, 311 pp
Pub. Date: October 2, 2006
Genre: Teen Fiction
Not part of a series
Borrowed from New Albany Library

From the Publisher

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.

My Opinion of the Book

I heard good things about this book so checked it out from my local library. I did really enjoy the book and could tell the author was very familiar with the comic industry. The only thing I didn't care for about the book was how abrupt the ending felt. It would be nice to see him come out with a follow-up book that talked about what happened after this book, but I don't think that is in the works. I'll have to keep my eyes open just in case.

If you want to learn a little more about this book (and hear the intro), you should go to this link and watch the video about it on YouTube:

Fanboy and Goth Girl Video

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