• From the book...

    "Other people are just...there." She drags heavily on the cigarette, blows a stream of smoke out the window, then flicks the butt out after it. "If they aren't helping, they're just in the way. Weave around them, knock them over, do whatever you have to, but get past them."


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Want to Read GOTH GIRL RISING before anyone else?

So, a Goth Girl Rising ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) has come into my possession. I’ve had it for about a month because while I want to give it away to a reader, I haven’t been sure of the fairest way to do so.

I didn’t want to do something entirely random because, well, that’s just no fun. Not for you guys and certainly not for me.

But I also didn’t want to make people jump through too many hoops because then it would be difficult for people who really would like the book to have a shot at it.

Then, last night, it occurred to me: The perfect way to give this thing away.

Tell me your favorite Kyra quote from The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl.

That’s all you have to do! Put it in the comments here or on Facebook or just toss it into Twitter with #ggr-arc in there somewhere. I will choose one entrant pretty much at random to receive the ARC.

Now, if you need time to refresh your memory, this contest will go until July 31, so you have plenty of time to flip through the book or go grab a copy from the library.

In the meantime, while we're waiting for July 31, I will randomly select from people who enter and send them some signed books, too. So the earlier you enter, the better chance you’ve got of getting something.

That’s it! Have fun!

58 Responses to “Want to Read GOTH GIRL RISING before anyone else?”

  1. FanboyandGothGirl.com says:

    @Anita: Don’t worry — it counts. 🙂

  2. Cowgirl Hank says:

    “Don’t get you jockstrap in a knot!”

    I believe that’s what she says….I couldn’t find in the book again.

  3. Michael says:

    “Adults are idiots. They think they’re in charge and they think they have some kind of authority, but you know what? They’re idiots….But all of us, all of us kids think that adults are in charge, too. They’ve got us messed up, up here.”

  4. Michaela says:

    “How? You were suprised that I have tits? I’m a girl genius. They come with the ovaries and the monthly visit from Aunt Dot.”

  5. Michaela says:

    “Well, then what suprised you? That they’re biiiiiig?” “Oh my God!” “Look! It’s Kyra’s tits! They’re blocking out the sun!”

  6. Denise says:

    If they aren’t helping, they’re just in the way. Weave around them, knock them over, do whatever you have to, but get past them.

  7. sean patrick duff says:

    ok welllll, i know i’m a tad late for this 🙁 but i just re read it last night, pulled an all nighter reading it. just finished a few minutes ago.

    i don’t remember the exact quote, but it was fanboy saying, “i’m just 15, what am i supposed to do”

    it was my favorite, cuz i said it the other week. my girlfriend was, and saddly still is suicidal, and we got in a conversation bout it all, and i said, “i’m only 15, what am i supposed to do?”

    so i was surprised to see that in the book.

    closing note: fanboy and gothgirl is my FAVORITE book, i have only reread 3 books before, the outsiders, thumbsucker, and this one.

  8. sean patrick duff says:

    ^^ i didn’t see it had to be from her.

    my favorite quote from her would have to not be really a quote, but an action. thats when she cries at the end.

    i liked that, no not cuz i enjoy others pain, but because than you got to see all the hurt and pain she has inside her, and she has no one to talk to so she bottles up everything inside and lashes out on others. it showed that even some of the stongest people, still hurt deep down inside and feel pain.

    i cried too.

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