Friday, March 27, 2009

Fat Kid Rules the World

Title: Fat Kid Rules the World
Author: K.L. Going
Amount of Pages: 183
Publisher: Penguin Group-Speak
Publishing Year: 2003
Geared Towards: Ages 13+

Summary (From Back of the Book):

Punk Rock! Or Not.

Troy Bilings is seventeen, 296 pounds, friendless, utterly miserable, and about to step off the subway platform in front of an oncoming train. Until he meets Curt MacCrae, an emaciated, semi-homeless, high-school-dropout, guitar genius, the stuff of which Lower East punk rock legends are made. Never mind that Troy's dad thinks Curt's a drug addict, and Troy's brother thinks Troy's the biggest (literaly) loser in Manhattan. Soon, Curt's recruited Troy as his new drummer-despite the fact that Troy can't play the drums. Together, Curt and Troy will change the world of punk, and Troy's own life, forever.

Wdebo's Review: I first picked this book up because of a list of teen books I should have read, so I read it! And I am really happy I did because it was one of my most favorite books I've ever read.

Pro: Strong, raw characters that are really real especially in their harsh surroundings. My favorite character defidently is Curt, I don't know why, but I just fell in love with him.

Con: I found the writing to not be consistant, the beginning was exciting and suddenly it became boring and then it became exciting. The middle was hard to get through.

All in all, I really enjoyed this book, I would reccomend this book for anyone who likes books about outcast against the world. Or just anyone else!

Grade: A-

Wdebo :)


  1. Haven't heard of this, but it does sound fun!

  2. You so should read it, it is a fun and intense read

    Wdebo :)


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