Friday, September 03, 2010
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga
Don has a pretty miserable life. He is bullied at school, is not happy at home where he hates his step father and is at odds with his pregnant mother, and he only has one friend at school. When that friend starts hanging out with the jocks, Don is even more alone. The one thing that Don is passionate about is the graphic novel that he has been working on for years. His dream is to attend a comic book convention and get the attention of his idol, Bendis. A late-night text message from Kyra (AKA Goth Girl) begins a new chapter in his life. Goth Girl loves Fanboy's comic, but turns out to be a troubled person and there is nothing predictable about their relationship. Comic book fans and disenfranchised teens will relate to Don/Fanboy.