Fat Kid Rules The World
"I saved your life. You owe me lunch," Curt tells Troy, and Troy can't imagine refusing; after...more
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When he goes to his first punk rock show and completely loses himself in th...more
Fat Kid Rules the World begins with the fat kid, Troy, contemplating suicide down in a subway. He imagines it so thoroughly that the explosion of his guts actually makes him laugh hysterically. He’s kept from actually performing that act by a kid name Curt. Curt saves him so Troy has to buy h...more
Troy can hardly believe that he has actually made a friend. But h...more
K. L. Going found a way.
Troy has been gaining weight and losing confidence ever since the death of his mother. Curt, a former student from his high school, has become a local guitar legend, and Curt has decided that Troy will be a rock drummer. Troy hasn't played the drums since 7th grade, and is terrified of being on stage in front of an audience. Their journey into m...more
Troy is considering killing himself by stepping off the subway platform into the path of an oncoming train, when he is interrupted by Curt, a guitar player who is famous at Troy's high school. Curt decides he wants Troy to be the drummer for what will be the next breakout punk band, Rage Tectonic. The problem is Troy hasn’t played the drums since seventh grade, and he doesn’t think he can do it. Undeterred, Curt pushes, cajoles, and manipulates Troy into thinking maybe he can learn. The...more
Troy is feeling like life sucks. He has no friends, he is a 296 pounds and his mother is dead. He is...more
Fat Kid Rules the World by K.L. Going - Motherless Troy lives with his ex-marine father and jock brother in New York City. Self-described as 300 pounds, Troy feels friendless and alone and lives in fear of the laughter he feels whenever others look at him. One day, while contemplating...more
Troy Billings is a 300 pound screw-up who has had enough. He is tired of being l...more
What inspired me to read about this overweight boy is that that I had seen a special Biggest Loser episode. In this episode featured a young man entering his 20's. He was funny, charming, and smart but ultimately saddened because of his loneliness. His appearance seemed to be the major contributor to his low self-esteem. I felt so much compassio...more
I hated the whiny main character Troy. Always emphasizing how fat and unpopular he is, boohoo. And instead of doing something against his obesity he eats when he's frustrated. So it's his own fault and I don't want to read any more complaints about how someone is fat and then arrgh!!
Also Curt. The second character. Alright, he's a good musician, but that doesn't mean that he's above everyone else. It's not okay to have a drug addiction and although those...more
Troy also weighs nearly 300 pounds, and everyone stares. Or at least he thinks they do.
He also thinks it might be a good idea to splat himself in the NY subway after seventeen unremarkable years, but he's not even sure if he'll get that right. That's when Curt MacCrae, the only semi-homeless semi-student punk rock artist legend from school cons Tr...more
I can see why people like this book but it just wasn't for me. The way it was written was definitely different b...more