Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Book Wars (30)

King Dork put up a good, scrawny fight but ultimately, How to be Popular was, well, more popular. This week, it's about us versus them. FIGHT!


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 favorite 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.

Fanboy, though, has a secret: a graphic novel he’s been working on without telling anyone, 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 away from all the people who make it hell for him. When Fanboy meets Kyra, a.k.a. Goth Girl, he finds an outrageous, cynical girl who shares his love of comics as well as his hatred for jocks and bullies.

But Kyra has secrets, too. And they could lead Fanboy to his dreams . . . or down a path into his own darkness. (from librarything.com)

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The Ashbury-Brookfield pen pal program was designed to bring together the "lowlife Brooker kids" (as they're known to the Ashburyites) and the "rich Ashbury snobs" (as they're called by the Brookfielders) in a spirit of harmony and the Joy of the Envelope. But things don't go quite as planned. Lydia and Sebastian trade challenges, like setting off the fire alarm at Brookfield. Emily tutors Charlie in How to Go On a Date with a Girl. But it's Cassie and Matthew who both reveal and conceal the most about themselves -- and it's their secrets and lies that set off a war between the two schools. (from librarything.com)

8 comments:

brizmus said...

I vote for Finding Cassie Crazy, ohh yeah!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i have to vote for fan boy and goth girl, it just looks too quirky to pass up!

miss cindy :) said...

TAA of Fanboy and Goth Girl hands down. Love that book :)

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

Finding Cassie Crazy! It sounds like a multi-layered plot with an ending like an H bomb.

fredamans said...

Fanboy & Gothgirl!

Sonja said...

I haven't read Finding Cassie Crazy, but I hated The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Gothgirl, so I'm voting for the other one just out of principle. ;)

A @ The Mortal's Library said...

fanboy and gothgirl definitely!

- Amanda

The Lovely Reader said...

Fanboy and Gothgirl!

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