Fat Kid Rules the World

 
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Fat Kid Rules the World
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14+
Release Date
June 23, 2003
ISBN
0399239901
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Odd but it kept me reading
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Reader reviewed by undercover reader

At 17, 6'1 300lbs Troy B. is huge, fat. Often ridiculed in school and at home by his jock brother and even himself at times he is depressed. At the brink of suicide, Troy is saved unexpectedly by Curt. Later Troy ends up buying Curt dinner at a diner starting a weird friendship.

I didn't really care about this book. I couldn't relate to this story's plot at all. I would reccomend this story to people who enjoy rock music and such.
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Fat Kid Rules the World
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Reader reviewed by K.T.

Fat Kid Rules the World is a fantastic story!When Tom first described Curt I became an instant fan.Even though Curt has a few major problems ,like being homeless,I still couldn't help but think this guy was the coolest guitarist and vocalist ever.I think K.L. Going's book really made me appreciate rock music.But Fat Kid Rules the World is about more than awesome drum and guitar solos,it's about what a friend would do for another friend and not judging a person just by their appearance.I would suggest this book to anyone looking for a great story about music and more.
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APPALLING
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Reader reviewed by katydid65

The language in this book is APPALLING! I was shocked that this book was in my son's school library. Not only the language, but there are strong references to drugs, alcohol, and sex. The "valuable lesson" in this book is marred by the trash you have to muddle through. There are too many other ways to teach our kids "valuable lessons".
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A musical masterpiece
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Reader reviewed by bookworm9

At seventeen-years-old and three hundred pounds, Troy is trying to get up the nerve to throw himself in front of a subway train when he meets Curt McCrae, a musical legend at Troys high school (which was also Curts, before he dropped out). Curt insists that Troy take him out for lunch, and after the craziest meal Troys ever had, Curt follows him home and tells him theyre starting a punk rock band together, with Troy as the drummernever mind that Troy hasnt played the drums since seventh grade. In the weeks to come, Troy tries to go from a wannabe to a musician, while trying to figure out Curts erratic behavior and ignore the disapproval of his straight-as-an-arrow dad and his jock younger brother Dayle, who is perpetually embarrassed by Troy. When Troy gets a glimmer that he might be more than an obese freak, he realizes Curt is the best thing that ever happened to him . . . but maybe its time to return the favor.

This is one of the most unique books Ive read in awhile. Troys constant self-degradation and his stereotypical views of women get tiring, but the premise of the book itself is awesome. Troys problemsmainly his relationships with Curt, Dayle, and his dadget wrapped up a little too neatly in the end, but the character of Curt is so completely fresh and unpredictable that he keeps you turning the pages.
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