Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, The

Barry Lyga
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl #1: What happens when a 15-year-old comic book geek meets the girl of his nightmares?The brainy outcast known as Fanboy has never had it good, but lately his sophomore year is turning out to be its own special hell. The bullies have made him their favourite target, his best (and only) friend seems headed for the dark side (sports and popularity), and his pregnant mother and the step-fascist are eagerly awaiting the birth of the alien life form known as Fanboy's new little brother or sister.But Fanboy has a secret: a graphic novel he's been working on without telling anyone about it, a graphic novel that he is convinced will lead to publication, fame, and – most important of all – a way out of the crappy little town he lives in and the bullies that make it all hell for him.Just when he thinks he's doomed to be alone, Fanboy meets Kyra, aka Goth Girl, an outrageous, cynical girl who shares Fanboy's love of comics as well as his hatred for jocks and bullies. Fanboy can't resist someone who actually seems to understand him, and soon he finds himself willing to heed her advice – to ignore or crush anyone who stands in his way.But Kyra has secrets, too. And they could lead Fanboy to his dreams... or down a path into his own darkness.

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