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Did Someone Say “Sequel?”

Seems like a lot of people who’ve read The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl want a sequel to that book. I get a LOT of e-mails about that, and whenever I speak to fans or sign books, I always get asked that question at least once.

Sometimes it’s phrased like this: “Are you going to write a sequel to Fanboy and Goth Girl?”

That gives me the option of saying, “Yes,” “No,” or “Maybe.”

And sometimes it’s phrased like this: “When will there be a sequel?”

That assumes that there WILL be a sequel! And for a long time there, I wasn’t sure there would be one, so that made it doubly difficult to disappoint people who had just assumed there would be a second book.

Well, anyway, I can answer both questions now:

1. Yes.
2. Fall 2009.

The book will be titled Goth Girl Rising.* It takes place six months after the end of the first book, so roughly halfway through Fanboy and Goth Girl’s junior year at South Brook High. (Yes, this also means it takes place BEFORE Boy Toy and Hero-Type.)

The book is written from Kyra’s point of view. If you’ve ever wondered what goes through her head…you’re gonna find out. Oh, boy, are you gonna find out!

All I’ll say about it at this point is that it probably isn’t what you expected. I resisted writing a sequel for a while, but eventually I just had to tell this story.

It’s WAY too early to give out more information than that. Please don’t e-mail me with questions because I won’t answer ‘em. As soon as I have the cover, I’ll show it to you. Look for a sample chapter to go up on the site sometime in the spring.

For those of you who are disappointed that you have to wait so long to read the book… Hey, I just had a book come out a month ago — Hero-Type — and my publisher can only work so fast! So enjoy Hero-Type and go enjoy the short stories I have coming out in anthologies this year and next year…and Fall 2009 will be here before you know it.

* Some of you may have heard me talk about a possible sequel in the past, calling it Fanboy vs. Goth Girl. What can I say: I changed my mind. Trust me, this new title makes much more sense.

65 Responses to “Did Someone Say “Sequel?””

  1. promethea387 says:

    hey thats rad im goth too and i actually loved this book it was really cool. cant wait for another one

  2. brandon young says:

    YES! I CANT WAIT! I loved the first book now i cant wait!

  3. Bix-chan says:

    Thank you so much Mr. Lyga! I absolutely loved “The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Gothgirl” I was always kind of scared whenever Kyra would talk about shooting people tough. It made me think of Columbine and other school shootings…all it takes is one little word..and your whole life could blow up in your face. I was happy that it didn’t escalate into a school shooting though ^.^

  4. Bix-chan says:

    Thank you so much Mr. Lyga! I absolutely loved “The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Gothgirl” I was always kind of scared whenever Kyra would talk about shooting people tough. It made me think of Columbine and other school shootings…all it takes is one little word..and your whole life could blow up in your face. I was happy that it didn’t escalate into a school shooting though ^.^

  5. monkey16 says:

    what is the exact release date though? I seriously want to read it.

  6. Kyra says:

    THANK GOTH! this fanboy & gothgirl needs a sequil despratly! thank u!

  7. spinner says:

    WWWOOOOOO-HHHHHHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. spinner says:

    WWWOOOOOO-HHHHHHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Norah says:

    😀 YAAAHH

    Hmph. Are you going to the Festival of Books in L.A? x]

    PLEASE, THAT WOULD BE AWESOME :3

  10. Jon Classe` says:

    Je m’appelle Cheveux!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Il est lave’ les L’orrie

  11. Rorschach says:

    Fanboy and Goth Girl was good read. sympathized with Fanboy. reminded me of own experiences.

    looking forward to Goth Girl Rising. keep up good work. will need to read Boy-Toy and Hero Type.

  12. Darro Chea says:

    Hey Barry!

    It’s Darro from the Martin Library. Its been a long time! Im so glad that you’re coming out with a sequel. I bet all those people who commented below me will be jealous when i say, i hope to hang out with you AGAIN; (that means that we’ve hung out before hehe…)But yea i can’t wait for this one!

  13. vishnu says:

    hi… um out of curiosity is it weird to be goth. btw AWSOME BOOK

  14. GabbyIndifferent says:

    I’m so excited for the sequel. I read the book in a day cuz i couldn’t stop after i started. I can’t wait to read the next one.

  15. osborne666 says:

    This book is what first got me started on graphic novels. I was a very avid reader before, having nothing else to do in this stupid little hick town that i live in, with its stupid hick people. But graphic novels have opened a whole new world for me. Additionally, I have read more books than most colledge proffesors,and few can compare to this book. I cannot wait for the sequel.

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