Fat Kid Rules the World

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A Michael L. Printz Honor Book

Troy Billings is seventeen, 296 pounds, friendless, utterly miserable, and about to step off a New York 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 Side 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 (literally) loser in Manhattan. Soon, Curt’s recruited Troy as his new drummer—even though Troy can’t play the drums. Together, Curt and Troy will change the world of punk, and Troy’s own life, forever.

"Troy's voice is candid, irreverent, realistic and humorous. [A] wonderful, engrossing tale."—SLJ

An ALA BBYA

A BCCB Blue Ribbon Book

A Booklist Editors' Choice

An SLJ Best Book of the Year

A Miami Herald Best Book of the Year
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About the author

K. L. Going lives with her family in the Hudson Valley area of New York State. Since graduating from college she has worked as an adult literacy tutor, a ticket agent for a major airline, a front desk clerk at a resort hotel, and an assistant in a Manhattan literary agency. She has lived in Maine, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Louisiana and New York. K.L. is the author of many books, including Fat Kid Rules The World, The Liberation of Gabriel King, and Dog in Charge. Her first novel, Fat Kid Rules the World, was a YALSA Michael L. Printz honor book.
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Publisher
Penguin
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Published on
Nov 18, 2004
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Pages
192
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ISBN
9781101554937
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Performing Arts / Music
Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Suicide
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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