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The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga
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Jun 03, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: young-adult, fiction, read-in-2010

The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl is a book I want my kids - and every teenager - to read. It deals with some serious and sensitive subject matter in a way that I think is very real and relatable. In my opinion, it establishes itself as an instant young adult classic.

My youngest checked this out of the library and I picked it up to see what he's reading, and I was immediately drawn in. I could relate to Fanboy, remembering as I read that awkwardness and shyness I felt as a teenager. Fanboy is a kid after my own heart, and my heart broke with his at points in the story. I celebrated his triumphs and was proud for those moments when he grew up in bits. Lyga does a superb job of conveying that self-centered teenage angst when whatever-that-one-thing-is-that's-important-to-you is the most important thing in the world. At the end of the book I was left wanting more (way more!) and was sorry to see the story end there.
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Reading Progress

June 3, 2010 – Started Reading
June 3, 2010 – Shelved
June 3, 2010 – Shelved as: young-adult
June 3, 2010 – Shelved as: fiction
June 6, 2010 –
page 153
49.2%
June 7, 2010 – Shelved as: read-in-2010
June 7, 2010 – Finished Reading

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