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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,567 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barry Lyga Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2007 ISBN: 9780739346945
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 alteredLibrarian | 2/16/2014

    " Darn you Brian Michael Bendis! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Omar | 2/8/2014

    " Cant wait for the sequel-FALL09 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Presley Lynne | 1/11/2014

    " Loved the attitude and the depth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stasia Kehoe | 12/22/2013

    " The fanboy element totally works in this quirky story of a misfit teen boy and the dark, complicated teen girl who seems to be "saving" him--or is he saving her? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beckett | 12/16/2013

    " Listening to it on CD. The reader makes me want to poke my eye out. Why do so many readers over-act? The book's probably OK...I really like the characters. It's hard to seperate the reader from the story, however. And the ending rots.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie | 12/12/2013

    " very interesting ending. The plot was very realistic cant wait for the second book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nici | 12/6/2013

    " This is the first book I read of Barry Lyga and I loved it. Loved the story, loved the characters. I will definitely read the second book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexandra C. | 9/27/2013

    " This book was great! I am not a huge reader, actually I hate reading but The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl had me wanting more. I would definitely recommend this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 5/21/2013

    " self-centered, geeky Fanboy meets up with Kyra, or Goth Girl, and learns about dealing with bullies, girls and friendships. Some language, underage drinking and baring of breasts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dina | 4/12/2013

    " Really connected to the plight of the main character, but Kyra remains a frustrating mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nina | 2/20/2013

    " Very funny book about a geek who is obsessed with comic books and the goth girl who befriends him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 2/9/2013

    " Very truthful story a high school boy. Always so much drama - don't miss that too much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 10/10/2012

    " I felt it was a good look into the kid you maybe were or were not at school. I actually listened to it as an audiobook and I loved the reading of it. Good teen-lit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin Cicchetti | 9/22/2012

    " Smart YA novel about alternative kids on the outside looking in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott Taylor | 8/13/2012

    " A good story that ended too abruptly and without resolution to practically any of the subplots. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 6/30/2012

    " Best line: "May God forever damn librarians and their need to help!" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/12/2012

    " Half the pleasure and ten times the teen angst. Reducing the yap by half would be just as effective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan Ruh | 11/20/2011

    " This book hit very close to home. Perhaps too close. That's all I'm really going to say. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eponymous74 | 11/4/2011

    " I really liked the concept of this book more than I liked the book. There were a lot of good things about this book, and I am sure that kids could definitely identify with it. The writing needed help at times. I would have to say there was as much right with this book as there was wrong. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerri H | 7/29/2011

    " High school life really sucks when you are being bullied by jock-jerks and your best friend has gotten popular. Life gets much better when you meet someone who seems to understand you. Oh, how I miss high school! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 6/21/2011

    " Best line: "May God forever damn librarians and their need to help!" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 6/6/2011

    " This book was pretty enjoyable. I, however, did not like the ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heart | 5/20/2011

    " i kinda like this book from the start, but the end is just the end it's not a big end but just like a dead end. i rate this book 2 out of 5 because i like it from the start but i started hating it on the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miranda | 5/18/2011

    " For everyone who was bullied and belittled, or just felt like they were, this is a good book about dealing with it and moving on. Or just growing up and learning that life isn't fair. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 4/29/2011

    " Just an enjoyable teen angst read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad | 4/29/2011

    " Cool teen angst book with great characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 4/22/2011

    " This book had many discussion points: bullying, comics, sexuality, conformity, creativity, suicide etc. I think it would make an excellent book club choice for high school. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamio | 4/20/2011

    " The story was ok until one of the characters got out of hand and I lost sympathy. "

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About the Author
Author Barry LygaBarry Lyga is the author of several acclaimed young adult novels, including I Hunt Killers, its sequel Game, and his debut, The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl. He now knows way too much about how to dispose of a human body. Barry lives and writes in New York City. His website is barrylyga.com.
About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.