Fat Kid Rules The World

Fat Kid Rules The World

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When Troy (a hugely overweight social leper) befriends Curt (a skinny homeless punk guitar genius), they both get much more than they bargained for. Troy's macho brother and ex-Marine father think Curt is just a junkie loser - but as Curt stopped Troy's suicide attempt, Troy can't just forget him. Curt recruits Troy as the new drummer in his punk band - but Troy has never played the drums in his life. When Curt's around, though, almost anything seems possible. An outstanding, heart-warming, funny, edgy, debut novel.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 129 x 200 x 19mm | 167g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552551805
  • 9780552551809
  • 1,470,669

About K. L. Going

K. L. Going lives in Glen Spey, NY. Since graduating college she has worked as an adult literacy tutor, a ticket agent for an airline, a front desk clerk at a resort hotel, as an assistant to two agents at a Manhattan Literary agency, and a manager of an independent bookstore. Currently she is writing full time. She has lived in Maine, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and New York City. She also has a very unsettling obsession with Ketchup.show more

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What would you say to a homeless punk who just saved your life? When Curt (skinny punk guitar genius) stops Troy (hugely overweight social leper) from committing suicide, it's the start of a very unlikely friendship. Troy's family think Curt is just a junkie loser, but Troy knows there's more to him. Besides, life's looking up now Curt's arrived - with a new image and a new nickname (Big T) the fat kid finally has potential. And when Curt recruits Troy as the drummer in his punk band, it seems like Troy might be cool for the first time ever. There's just one problem - he doesn't know how to play the drums. But when Curt's around, anything seems possible. A brilliantly funny and moving tale of misfits, music and friendship.show more

Review Text

"A darkly comic story . . . Highly recommended"show more

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7,191 ratings
3.79 out of 5 stars
5 29% (2,084)
4 35% (2,503)
3 26% (1,861)
2 7% (498)
1 3% (245)
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