Goth Girl Rising (The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl #2)

 
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Goth Girl Rising (The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl #2)
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Release Date
October 19, 2009
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0547076649
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Time is a funny thing in the hospital. In the mental ward. You lose track of it easily. After six months in the Maryland Mental Health Unit, Kyra Sellers, a.k.a. Goth Girl, is going home. Unfortunately, she’s about to find out that while she was away, she lost track of more than time.

Kyra is back in black, feeling good, and ready to make up with the only person who’s ever appreciated her for who she really is.

But then she sees him. Fanboy. Transcended from everything he was into someone she barely recognizes.
And the anger and memories come rushing back.

There’s so much to do to people when you’re angry.
Kyra’s about to get very busy.

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Goth girl is back!
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Kyra Sellers, a.k.a, Goth Girl, has just been released from the Maryland Mental Health Unit after her father had her committed. Its been six long months. Time has no meaning when youre in a mental ward. Once Kyra is released she finds life has gone on for her so-called friends Jecca and Simone. But the one person she cared about, Fanboy, seems to have forgotten her. Plus it appears he doesnt need her anymore.


This is too much for Kyra to take. So she plots revenge. It was her after all that believed in Fanboy and his comic book Schemata when no one else did. Now he has a second rate place publishing it. Kyra becomes busy with her plan to take him down.

I really enjoyed the first book The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl which introduces us to Kyra. This sequel continues the story but through Kyras eyes. I really could feel Kyras struggles and conflicts after shes released from the mental institution. Her anger is totally believable. Kyra could have easily been portrayed as a very angry, unlikeable character. But the author shows us glimpses of her vulnerability, that even Kyra doesnt know about. Like how she hasnt come to terms with her mothers death to cancer and her whole relationship with her father Roger. The scenes where she questions her own sexuality are real too.


Fans of Barry Lyga wont be disappointed. I couldnt put this story down. I wanted to know more about Kyra and the choices and decisions shed make. Lyga shows us a troubled but fleshed out heroine, who only really wants to be understood and not forgotten.
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2nd Book Better than the First! Amazing!
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These are not your everyday characters, and this is not your everyday story. And, where Lyga takes these two is as beautiful and terrible as a phoenix rising from the ashes once again.

This was a kick ass read.
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GOTH GIRL RISING and THE ASTONISHING ADVENTURES OF FANBOY AND GOTH GIRL are two perfect bookends to be read all in one sitting, if possible. They are so delicious, the reader will likely gorge on the pages like Thanksgiving Dinner. Book 1 is from the perspective of Fanboy. Book 2 is from the perspective of Goth Girl. All the unanswered unspokens in book one come thundering back to the surface and are answered in full color (metaphors, so to speak). To balance Fanboy's comic book obsession, Goth Girl reveals her inner geek chick for a darker graphic novel with deep meaning, similar to what she believes she has discovered in Fanboy's own creation. Goth Girl also shares a poem that reveals itself throughout the book, until the poem, in its entirety strikes raw nerve.

Goth Girl is on a journey of her own. She too wants to escape the life where her mother died of cancer and left her to grow up alone, with a dad far too distant and lost himself without his wife to truly fill the emptiness that remains in Goth Girl's life. One minute she's determined to give Fanboy another chance, and the next she vows to pay him back for every last slight he ever crossed her with.

The story speaks powerfully to teens today and sends a message to those who march to the beat of their own drum. Dressing differently, falling into the category of social outcast, those who are a bit awkward in their teen years often have a good reason for such social rebellion.

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