King of the Screwups

King of the Screwups

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Liam Geller is Mr. Popularity. Everybody loves him. He excels at sports; he knows exactly what clothes to wear; he always ends up with the most beautiful girls in school. But he's got an uncanny ability to screw up in the very ways that tick off his father the most.
When Liam finally kicked out of the house, his father's brother takes him in. What could a teenage chick magnet possibly have in common with his gay, glam rocker, DJ uncle who lives in a trailer in upstate New York? A lot more than you'd think. And when Liam attempts to make himself over as a nerd in a desperate attempt to impress his father, it's his "aunt" Pete and the guys in his band who convince Liam there's much more to him than his father will ever see.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 310 pages
  • 149.86 x 210.82 x 27.94mm | 476.27g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 0152062580
  • 9780152062583
  • 1,523,659

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"Going's latest (after"The Garden of Eve") is full of comic moments featuring "Aunt" Pete's glam-rock band buddies and Liam's relentless blunders, as well as his uncommon fashion expertise ("You're like a fashion Einstein," gushes one of Pete's friends). Readers--screwups or not--will empathize as Liam, utterly likable despite his faults, learns to be himself."--"Publishers Weekly, ""starred review"Liam is a multifaceted and resilient character who ultimately learns how to be comfortable in his own skin with the help of his new, makeshift family. Going's knack for defying stereotypes and creating memorable characters will not disappoint fans of Fat Kid Rules the World (Putnam, 2003) and Saint Iggy (Harcourt, 2006).--"School Library Journal, ""starred review" "Going's latest flows easily with smooth, realistic dialogue and reads like a coming-out story for straight guys. This innovative, out-of-the-box approach juxtaposes stereotypes, received values, parental roles and masculinity i
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About K L Going

K. L. GOING is the author of "Fat Kid Rules the World," a Michael L. Printz Honor Book; "Saint Iggy; "and "The Garden of Eve. "She lives and writes full-time in Glen Spey, New
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2,333 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 28% (662)
4 36% (850)
3 26% (603)
2 8% (176)
1 2% (42)
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