The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl

The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl

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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 away from all the people who 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. But Kyra has secrets, too. And they could lead Fanboy to his dreams . . . or down a path into his own darkness.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • CD-Audio
  • 129.5 x 147.3 x 30.5mm | 249.48g
  • Listening Library
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 0739339044
  • 9780739339046

Rating details

5,982 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
5 24% (1,408)
4 34% (2,014)
3 30% (1,790)
2 10% (590)
1 3% (180)

Our customer reviews

I listened to the audiobook of this story, which was confusing at times. The story is told by Fanboy, it's his point of view and his mind we are entering. With the audio version it was hard to tell what he was thinking versus what he was saying out loud. I'm still not quite sure which was which in many cases. The title of the book is also misleading. There are NO astonishing adventures to be had in the book. So, not what I was expecting. The title should be The Life of Fanboy. Goth Girl is a side character and never makes her way to being a main character, so I don't feel she deserves a place in the title. That being said, the story broke my heart so many times. Lyga's descriptions of how a fan feels, how an artist lives, and what it's like to be an unpopular teenager made me wince more than once. As I listened I kept pleading with Fanboy to open his eyes and I wanted to tell him what the world was really like. He wasn't being realistic and I didn't want to see him crushed. This is definitely a story for comic or graphic novel fans as they will truly understand what the book is about. Reviewed by Jessica for Book Sake.show more
by Jessica
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