• Reviewers say...


    "...sharply authentic....Fanboy's whip-smart, often hilariously sarcastic voice skillfully captures a teenager's growing self-awareness, and adds fresh, urgent perspective to age-old questions..."

    Starred review! Gillian Engberg, Booklist


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Welcome to the Fanboy and Goth Girl web site! Browse the site for information about the book, an excerpt, VidLit link, images, and more.

You'll also get a chance to meet the main characters from the book through their blogs and letters.






SLJ: Fanboy One of 2006’s Best!

School Library Journal gave The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl a starred review a little while back, calling the book “a potentially sad but often funny story” and praising it for examining serious topics without turning tragic.

Now SLJ (we’re close — they let us call them that) has added an additional honor by declaring Fanboy one of the Best Books of 2006!

Quoth SLJ:

A love of comics and an active disdain for everyone else in their high school unites two troubled teens. An irreverent and poignant portrayal of a tentative but invaluable friendship, the creative process, and the power of art to save lives.

We spoke to Barry Lyga about this honor and he was (for once in his life) pretty darn close to speechless: “This is tremendous,” he said. “I’m really pleased that the book has struck a chord for so many people. Thanks, SLJ!”

You can see the complete list on SLJ’s website.

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