The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy & Goth Girl

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Houghton Mifflin, 2006 - Juvenile Fiction - 311 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Rosa.Mill - LibraryThing

This was an extremely well written book about a boy that believes he is hated by all of his class mates. He is working on a graphic novel in secret, incredibly brilliant but has trouble dealing with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mirandalg14 - LibraryThing

For everyone who was bullied and belittled, or just felt like they were, this is a good book about dealing with it and moving on. Or just growing up and learning that life isn't fair. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Barry Lyga is a recovering comic book geek and the author of many books, including The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, Goth Girl Rising, Boy Toy, and Hero-Type for HMH, Wolverine: Worst Day Ever for Marvel Books, and Archvillian for Scholastic . He has also written comic books about everything from sword-wielding nuns to alien revolutionaries. He worked as marketing manager at Diamond Comic Distributers for ten years. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.Visit Barry online at www.barrylyga.com.

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