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Saint Iggy

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  1,265 Ratings  ·  278 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 his public housing behind, Iggy ventures into the world to make something of his life. It's
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Alisa Kester
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
America Araujo
Nov 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this book because I actually got know Iggy and his life is. He got kicked out of high school and he had a goal of trying to convince everyone who thinks bad about him. The part that I thougt was hilarious was when he was holding Maria's baby and he was in his mind thinking " this baby is real!".
Apr 02, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
James Hoch
Sep 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Tranna Foley
Aug 02, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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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
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
Jan 12, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 29, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At first I hated how it was written. Why so many grammatical errors? Why the run on sentences? Then it struck me, because it's written as if by the character's own telling of the story. Once I began to understand this Iggy Corso's tale became endearing to me.

If you're looking for a quick read with a heart warming story then this is the one for you. The ending did break my heart, but totally worth it. ❤
Seriously tho. Yet another enjoyable book ruined by an ending that renders the whole thing pointless.
Sep 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jennifer Wardrip
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Iggy Corso isn't a bad kid. He's not that bright, and he often does and says things long before thinking through the consequences of his actions, but he isn't inherently bad. Iggy is the product of his upbringing, which includes an alcoholic father, a junkie mother, and life in the projects. His school file is crammed with notations regarding his run-ins with security, teachers, and the principal. But this time, Iggy's been expelled from high school pending a h
Cameron Maeva
Dec 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Saint Iggy is one of my most favorite book that I have read in a long time. It showed a great plot, that had many well designed characters for the story. Saint Iggy was definitely one the more darker stories I have read but, it still was great. The author, KL Going, was very descriptive in making sure we understood who the people in the story were and what their backstory was. It took place in a torn up city of depression and little hope. What intrigued me to read this book was to see why Saint ...more
Jesus Galvan
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A story about a kid in high school who is getting kicked out of high school and his parents are drug user's. The book "Saint Iggy' by K.L. going author of "FAT KID RULES THE WORLD" made this book look sad and happy in both ways the character looks at his problems. This book was a good book in the middle with the help he got from people but it went down to boring at the end it wasn't so good.

The setting's takes place in school where he follows a cute girl into a class and try's to act like if
Mar 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Saint Iggy by K.L. Going is about a boy who is just trying to make something out of his life, he grew up as a crack baby because his parents were both on drugs when he was born so he already has a disadvantage in life. Iggy Corso has always had trouble in his life he's never been that smart student in school, never popular just a poor kid that gets into trouble at school when he doesn't mean to cause harm intentionally. Finally one day, school district is finally had it with him and decide to re ...more
Nov 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YA Lit, Urban, Realistic Fiction, Contemporary Fiction

Iggy Corso has just been kicked out of high school, but he's not a bad kid. It's not like there's anyone to tell anyway. It isn't Iggy's fault that his father is an alcoholic who can't get himself off the couch most days. It isn't Iggy's fault that whenever his mother leaves the house there's no guarantee that she'll be coming back. None of it is Iggy's fault, and he's going to prove it by convincing everyone at the hearing that he's a good kid, and deserves to stay in high school. Ea
Aleya Godoy
Oct 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a story of a boy who tries to make his life better and tries to make everyone change their minds about him because to most people, he's nothing but a joke. I started reading this book for group novel in our English class. I finished the book within 3 weeks. While reading through the book, you can actually feel how the main character, Iggy Corso, feels about all the problems and conflicts he's trying to go through.

The story begins with a troubled, independent boy with a life that is not
Gabriel Itzhaki
Dec 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book Saint Iggy is an intense novel that haves you not want to stop reading. It takes place through the eyes of Iggy Croso, a 16–year–old teen who lives in the projects that just got kicked out of high school. He has no idea where his meth–addict mother is and his father is almost always passed out drunk. He doesn't have any friends besides his "mentor", Moe.
Moe is a college dropout whose parents are rich. He mostly smokes marijuana but wants to "get into" new things. His dealer that he is
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the Book “Saint Iggy” by K.L. Going, is a book about when Iggy Corso currently has a lot of stuff and events going on in his life right now .He is apparently a senior when he is supposed to be a freshmen . The Book explains Iggy's life and and it was interesting for me at first and then as I got more into the book it got more Dramatic and Adventurous book.

In the Book he tries to change his life and wants to stay out of trouble and not get suspended or kicked out of school. He goes to his frie
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Yhover Perez
Dec 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Saint iggy by K.L going
The setting takes place in different places. Places such as Iggys house Mo’s house, the gray building,mo’s mom's house and iggy's school.I read this book book because in my classroom my teacher told us to pick a book out of three and my group chose this book because it sounded interesting.

Iggys story starts when iggy gets in trouble in school for entering a room that he doesn't belong in. He then argues with the teacher then security comes and then all of a sudden iggy i
Karla Terrones
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Duvia Contreras

He lived at he a very small talked he lived in same impedes he lived he dad he he had the place he lived it very old and he never have food he dad it very lives he they it like work and iggy he go to school the school he go to to very big and he got into camp all the time with the school. I like this because will it like bees in a tour story but in the same time it not it make you think about live how he liver and go there alot beci to move on it like i want to do good in school all the thing he
Jacob Beneventi
Apr 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nadia Galvan
Nov 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How would you feel if you got kicked out of school for something you didn’t do? Or that your parent’s don’t care for? Or about you? And that your mother has been gone for so long you couldn’t remember a simple memory of her. Your father is a drug addict and an alcoholic. Iggy Corso in Saint Iggy by K.L. Going. Just got kicked out of school for threatening a teacher. But what they don’t know was that he didn’t and the teacher just over reacted. Now everyone see’s him differently. Sure everyone al ...more
Makayla Lewis
In the book “ Saint Iggy “ by K. L. Going. It tells of a boy named Iggy Corso who wanted nothing more than to be seen as a better person than everyone portrays him to be. Iggy hasn’t had the best of life. He lives in a home where all his furniture his dad picks up on garbage days. As explained in the book, it doesn’t seem Iggy lives in a very nice neighborhood.
Iggy got into a heated altercation with his spanish teacher, which ended in him getting suspended from school until further notice. After
Jett Blocker
**SPOILERS** Who you look at as a troublemaker or a drug addict at school may be living a lot different from what you think. K.L. Going’s Saint Iggy Is base based on Iggy and his journey to change how people see him in his city. I chose this book because our group all voted on this and it was a good choice.

Saint Iggy lives a harsh life in a crummy apartment with a alcoholic dad and his mom that’s been gone for a long time without a trace. He’s seen by others as a drug addict even though he does
Catherine Busalacchi
The book that I read was Saint Iggy by K.L. Going. It is basically about a boy named Iggy who got kicked out of school because of his bad behavior. His hearing was coming up whether to determine if he was going to get kicked out permanently or not, but had no support because his mother disappeared on him and his father spent most of his time drinking. Before he got kicked out, his principal told him something that didn’t seem to leave his head. The principal said, “We can all make something of ...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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