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This is not great fiction, but is a fun listen for the nerdy or geeky of any age. Nice characters and is both touching and funny. Not altogether believable or deep, but well worth the listen.
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What a hysterically funny coming of age read!… Loved “the list”, Loved the “magic cards”, Loved “The Great Ecuadorian Turtle Blight of the 1920’s” and Love, Loved Fanboy!
I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard throughout a book… Actually I don’t believe another book has ever cracked me up the way THE ASTONISHING ADVENTURES OF FANBOY AND GOTH GIRL did.
Who knew a story about a lonely and geeky comic book (excuse me, graphic novel) loving kid and his high school woes could be so captivating. The highly intelligent, yet socially invisible (when not being tormented) Fanboy’s internal snarky dialog kept me rolling from start to finish.
Surprisingly, Barry Lyga addresses quite a few serious topics in this book; from divorce, second marriages and true friendship to bullying, depression and even teen suicide and he does it well and in a way that feels very real. Also to Mr. Lyga’s credit as a writer, he manages not to cheapen the issues, which would be very easy to do considering the amount of humor invested in the story.
With a charming and believable cast, complete and chock full of teen awkwardness, raw emotion and just an abundance of funny, THE ASTONISHING ADVENTURES OF FANBOY AND GOTH GIRL is a read that is sure to win you over and steal your heart… I know Fanboy stole mine. Can’t wait to see how the story continues in GOTH GIRL RISING.
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