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Saint Iggy

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  1,070 ratings  ·  233 reviews

I am not so bad a person once you get to know me.

When Iggy Corso gets kicked out of high school, there's no one for him to tell. His mother has gone off, his father is stoned on the couch, and the phone's been disconnected, so even the social worker can't get through. Leaving hispublic housing behind, Iggy ventures into the world to make something of his life. It's not e
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Published October 10th 2006 by Listening Library (Audio) (first published January 1st 2006)
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So the principal calls teen-aged Iggy into his office and tells him that Iggy's recent actions are "incomprehensible". Iggy's thought is one of the better lines I have ever read in a book: "I wonder why I am incomprehensible because everything I do makes perfect sense to me." Ain't that the truth for most of us.

Based on that quote, I was certain than that I was going to love this book, and that it was leading up to a 5-star review. But, unfortunately, the rest wasn't nearly so perfect. Iggy's go
Russel Wehsener
I did not like this book. I don’t think that the story was very good, I couldn’t find anything to relate to. It was a little too messed-up of a life for Iggy, that it was kinda unbelievable. I know kids have parents that do drugs, but the Mo situation wasn’t believable, and neither was the chapter when they go to the party. And when the author described Iggy as he shot Frankie with the gun, I think he made Iggy seem too calm for someone who just killed someone, and got shot himself. I also thoug ...more
He reaches out to shake my hand like we are both adults and I am not a kid or student anymore, and that's when it hits me that I am on my own, which is scary because even though I'm sixteen I am only a freshman and that is too soon to get kicked out. Plus, I have no skills, and if you do not graduate high school and you have no skills then you are shit out of luck.

So I decide that Principal Olmos is wrong about the hearing and even though he thinks it is a done deal I will make a plan. And the k
Mrs. Foley
From library record - Iggy Corso, who lives in city public housing, is caught physically and spiritually between good and bad when he is kicked out of high school, goes searching for his missing mother, and causes his friend to get involved with the same dangerous drug dealer who deals to his parents.

This book is okay...not one that I remembered details of long after reading it (maybe I read it too fast!). K.L. Going does deal with some difficult issues and the main character is given some grea
Saint Iggy never really took off for me. The events unfold at a slow pace and the characters and plot drag at times.

Iggy Corso is a second time freshmen and the story begins when Iggy is expelled from school. At first, I really felt bad for Iggy because he's from a family that is guilty of substance abuse and his mother has taken off on him. He wants to do something with his life and prove to everyone, before a hearing at school that will determine if he can return, that he is capable of turnin
Glenda Rojas
Saint Iggy a book by K.L. Going talks about an adventure and a plan that is bizarre. I read Saint Iggy when I was forced to pick a book to read in class but I can’t lie I did enjoy it.
Saint Iggy is a book about a boy who has trouble changing his image. Iggy Corso is a troubled kid living in an urban city with his lazy, unusful father and a mother that is never around. Iggy only wants to change peoples mind about him. When Iggy gets kicked out of school he turns to his best friend Mo for help.
Ara Suhadolnik
Everyday kids are born into a poor life that is not ideal. it is not a life most people would ask for, but they have no choice. In the book Saint Iggy, by K.L. Going, the author tells a story of a teenage boy who has a bad home life and cant concentrate on school because he has nothing going for him. Iggy gets kicked out of school and throughout the story, goes through a long planned process to make something out of his life.

Iggy is a small, scrawny kid who is thought of by everyone, "a bad kid
James Hoch
I like this book a lot because I am a huge fan of K.L. Going's books and the way she writes them. The main character is a freshman in high school which is cool because I could really relate to the things that were happening to him. I thought at first this book would be about some kid who wants to cause trouble, but it completely caught me off guard. After Iggy is expelled from school his plan is to make a change in his society for the better good and be recognized for it. This book was really in ...more
Giovany Jacinto
I read the book “Saint Iggy” by K.L .Going. The setting is 20th century in the urban side of New York city. The reason I chose this book was because a friend had recommended it to me. When I read the first page the had already got me eager to read the rest of it. This book was very good and I really liked the way Iggy was written as a character. This was so interesting and its a pretty good novel and teaches a lesson to all kids that go to school.

I the book “Saint Iggy” Igmund Corso, a third y
In K.L. Going's Saint Iggy the author portrays the character as a depressed 16 year old because both of his parents are drug addicts.
Iggy is a troubled child that comes from a dysfunctional family because both of his parents are lost in drugs and don't really care much for him. Another trigger for his mood is that he just got suspended from school and might even get expelled. Iggy is tired of people seeing him differently so he is trying to change to a better person. There is only one of his co
Michael Hernandez
I liked the book "Saint Iggy" because it talks about how this boy called Iggy who got kicked out of school. His mom is a drug addict and dad is an alcoholic. Iggy has a friend called Mo who is a drug dealer but Iggy trusts him with anything, Iggy always comes to Mo when he needs help or advise. At first when he got expelled from his school, everybody wanted him out because nobody liked him because of the way he acted with people. The only friend he had at school was the principal. Iggy wanted t ...more
Edwin Hook

A story of boy who got kicked out of school, how sad?The book Saint Iggy by K.L.Going is about a boy who lives in crappy neighborhood without his mother and his father is sleeping on the couch all day. It’s filled with humor and includes life stories in the book. In the beginning of book Iggy walked to the classroom , but it wasn’t his classroom, he was following this hot girl that's why he was in wrong classroom. Teacher asked Iggy why he was here.Iggy said he was in the classroom but the teach
Karla Terrones
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Saint Iggy by K.L Going is a story about a 16 year old freshman that was raised by a horrible family that addicted to alcohol and drugs. Iggy is raised in a bad and horrid home with the father laying on the couch while he was passed out and his Mom gone. Iggy didn't have a good record because he was influenced by a bad family and teachers can just lie and people would believe it. Principal Olmos believes that Iggy is a good kid and he tell him "do something that contributes to the world.

So know
I loved this book. This book would be great for anyone into different walks of life. This book shows both the slums of New York and the riches of New York. I related a lot to the main character Iggy because I know what it is like to live a life like he lived. I hated how the book ended.
Amora Mcswain
Saint Iggy by K. L. Going is a book about a boy who wants to do something better with his life. I read this book for my English class and I honestly enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. The book started out telling that his life is mostly chaos and that his parents(Iggy's parents)are both hooked on drugs. Iggy's bestfriend ends up getting tangled up with a drug dealer named Freddie, which is also the drug dealer Iggy's parents get drugs from. Iggy recently get kicked out of school and ...more
Three and a half, maybe? The style is a little inconsistent and threw me off - sometimes Iggy would use contractions and sometimes he wouldn't which is sort of hard on the mental eyes - and I was never quite sure what the whole point was. But maybe that was the point. And the style is still quirky and sort of cute, so three and a half.

Iggy is a likable character. Mo is a... difficult character. The parents are well written. The ending came out of absolutely nowhere. I'm not sure if the abruptnes
Josie Camou
The book Saint Iggy by K.L. Going. It took place in the projects of a big city. The projects of a big city is basically a big urban setting. I read it because it look like a good book and it looked interesting. In this book the main character named Iggy lives in a big city and he got kicked out of school and his dad takes drugs. The ending was pretty good because Iggy did the right thing and was standing up for his friend Mo. My favorite part was when Iggy was getting his haircut and made a comp ...more
I really enjoyed this book. Saint Iggy tells the story of how he gets suspended from school and then tries to create some meaning in his life. When he gets suspended, the principal informs him there will be a hearing to determine if Iggy should be permanently expelled from school. He gets advice that it would help his cause if he could demonstrate that he has done something good. So he tries to formulate a plan for how to find someone to help.
His life is made more difficult by the fact that his
Brandon Bonilla
I currently reading this book of “ Saint Iggy “ by K.L.Going because in our group pick this book to read. This story is about a boy name Iggy got kick out high school and he lives with his mother and father, Iggy’s father is a alcohol person, he’s sleeps in the sofa all day. Iggy mother can’t live without her.

In the beginning a boy named Iggy got in trouble in school and he got kick out of school because he didn't listen to the teachers. And he lives in public house with his parents but his mom
The book "Saint Iggy" by K.L. Going is a really good novel about a boy who is trying to have a better life and make people think of him different even though his has drug addicted parents, got kicked of high school, and made other mistakes. The story take place mostly in the house of his best friend's mom's house after getting kicked of school and leaving his house. I read this book for an assignment for school but I would read this book even if it wasn't for school because it was really good.
Melissa Hurtado
In the beginning it took place in a project in a big city .we read this book because it was a classroom work an English class with a group. Iggy got kick out school for doing bad things. The school thought that he was doing drugs that why they kick him out of school. Iggy doesn’t not have that much money to buy himself good things. Iggy friends is trying to help him get back to school.Iggy is a kid who doesn't do need sports or nothing in his house because he’s farther and is mother act like he ...more
Gabriel Kuhnert


Saint Iggy

A story about a teenager named Iggy. It takes place in a ghetto neighborhood. I read this book because its very interesting. This book by K.L. going is about how Iggy’s life is going.

Iggy got kicked out of school because a teacher said that Iggy was threatening a student. Iggy then gets his stuff out of his locker then goes home thinking about his life. Iggy goes home and finds his dad passed out on the couch so Iggy doesn’t wake him up because if he does his dad will call Iggy
* GOING, K. L. Saint Iggy. 258p. CIP. Harcourt. Sept. 2006. Tr $17. ISBN 0-15-205795-1. LC 2005034857.

Gr 9 Up--Iggy Corso, 16, doesn't do drugs, even though he was born addicted to crack. He lives in a city housing project, in an apartment filled with furniture that his stoned and drunken father collects from the street. Iggy's mother is an addict who has been AWOL for a month. The cool thing about the teen is that, despite his parents and his environment, he doesn't feel sorry for himself. A f
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Iggy is a regular high school kid with a messaged up family. Hs parents are absent from his life. His father ignores him, and his mother is MIA. Iggy want to do the right thing; he tries to be a good person and a decent student, but he doesn't always manage. Iggy tries to stay away from drugs, but his parents are involved with drugs, and the friend he turns to to get away from his parents also gets mixed up in drugs. As much as Iggy tries to stay out of it, he ends up involved because he wants t ...more
Jacob Beneventi
Saint Iggy was overall a very good book. You really get inside the head of the main character Iggy and it helps you understand how his mind works. He is not like other kids it seemed to me that he didn’t have a filter between right and wrong. This was one of those books that you really enjoy reading because the whole story is inside Iggy's mind, the way he looks at certain situations is unlike anyone I’ve ever meant. There was never really a dull moment in the book; it was all about his journey ...more
This book "Saint Iggy", by K.L,Going. This book is about a boy with a terrible life, who lives in the projects. His name his Iggy and his only friend, his Name was Moe. Moe was a big time drugie, and Iggy doesn't really mind him doing that stuff around him mainly because his parents are big time drug users to. Iggy's mom left him when he was very young so now every time he comes home from school he has to come home to some alcoholic. A lot of the time his dad isn't even home, but when he does c ...more
Hobie Guzman
This book "Saint Iggy", by K.L,Going. This book is about a boy with a terrible life, who lives in the projects. His name his Iggy and his only friend, his Name was Moe. Moe was a big time drugie, and Iggy doesn't really mind him doing that stuff around him mainly because his parents are big time drug users to. Iggy's mom left him when he was very young so now every time he comes home from school he has to come home to some alcoholic. A lot of the time his dad isn't even home, but when he does co ...more
Irvin Flores
Saint Iggy by K.L. Going is a suspenseful book about a young man with a troubled past. He is a really bad kid. He grew up in the projects and he grew up alone. His parents aren't there for him. His mother left them when he was only a child and Iggy's dad is just a drunk on the couch. Iggy only has one real friend named Moe. Moe is a heavy druggy. Have you ever heard the saying '' a bad outcome can become a good one .'' Iggy got kicked out of school but before leaving his principle told Iggy ''we ...more
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K.L. Going is the award winning author of numerous books for children and teens. Her first novel, Fat Kid Rules the World was named a Michael Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association, and was included on YALSA’s Best Books for Young Adults list and their list of Best Books for the Past Decade. Her books have been Booksense picks, Scholastic Book Club choices, Junior Library Guild sele ...more
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