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Fat Kid Rules the World

Going, K. L.

(Paperback - 2004)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Fat Kid Rules the World
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Seventeen-year-old Troy, depressed, suicidal, and weighing nearly 300 pounds, gets a new perspective on life when a homeless teenager who is a genius on guitar wants Troy to be the drummer in his rock band.
Publisher: New York : Speak, 2004, c2003
ISBN: 9780142402085
0142402087
Branch Call Number: FIC G
Characteristics: 185 p. ; 22 cm.

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Seventeen-year-old Troy, depressed, suicidal, and weighing nearly 300 pounds, gets a new perspective on life when a homeless teenager who is a genius on guitar wants Troy to be the drummer in his rock band.

Seventeen-year-old Troy, depressed, suicidal, and weighing nearly 300 pounds, gets a new perspective on life when a homeless teenager who is a genius on guitar wants Troy to be the drummer in his rock band.


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Sep 01, 2014
  • viviyencao rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I thought this book was pretty good! I like the development in the story, and I really liked the beginning of the book. The movie was a bit different from my expectations.

Apr 24, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Troy Billings is about to kill himself. At 296 pounds, he's tired of being a joke. Every aspect of his life, the way he looks, moves, even the way he breathes, has become a punchline for his peers. If Troy had his way, Fat Kid Rules the World would be a pretty short read. Thank goodness Curt MacCrea enters the picture.

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Nov 03, 2013
  • Haven04 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

wow, it was surprisingly good. I don't know why, but it was very good. highly recommended.

Dec 17, 2012
  • alangone rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Troy is Fat Kid-- 17 year old high school senior, 6'1", 300 lbs. While seriously contemplating suicide in a NYC subway station, he meets Curt, a homeless high school dropout and punk rock musician, bone thin, dirty and sickly. And, a legend in Troy's high school. Drug Addict. Curt saves Troy from jumping and insists he become drummer in his nonexistent band. coming of age story, dead mother, damaged, grieving family, Fat Kid full of issues and insecurities, etc. Curt has problems too. Lots of promise in the book but it was just okay-- starts strong but after a few chapters, they all start to sound the same-- then Troy has an epiphany, saves Curt (in a sense), develops a good relationship with his dad and his brother -some very hokey and predictable dialog with the brother, but the poor writing was unusual for the book. even the other predictable parts were written well. I am not recommending it. Too many other books with the same themes that are better. A strong start with no finish.

Jun 27, 2012
  • onlashes rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book. I'm excited for the movie that's coming out soon!

The book is about a fat kid and about a skinny kid who faces humliation and the other stuffs everyday in their life. To change their life they started a band which was so far so good and was going when the fat kid pooped on the stage and everything go ruined

Oct 04, 2011
  • LocketLibrarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of my favorites. . .great YA, good characters, actual parents involved and a rock band.

Apr 07, 2011
  • Monarch rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic book. K.L. Going has important things to say, and she knows how to say them.

Oct 20, 2009
  • TrevorLau rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

man, K.L. Going got to write moe books like this one, king of screwups and liberation of Gabriel King

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Oct 04, 2011
  • LocketLibrarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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