Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Fanboy and Gothgirl

I saw The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga when I was killing time during a train layover at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago in January. I finally read it this week and it was lovely. Fanboy is a sophomore in highschool who is pretty miserable except when he is working on his graphic novel Schemata. Things are clearcut - he has one friend, hates his mother's new husband the stepfascist, and keeps The List of people who have hurt him. He meets Kyra, aka Goth Girl, and she pushes him to work harder on his story, except when it comes down to it, Fanboy is only 15 and life is more complicated than he realizes.
Laughed, cried, read it, loved it. 311 pgs.

When Horses Fly by Laurie Bishop
Regency paperback romance that I hadn't read yet - good times. Doesn't everyone know that if you swear something will never happen until "When Pigs Fly" or "Hell Freezes Over" then it pretty much guarantees it will happen in the near future, especially if you fall in love!
214 pgs.


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