All member reviews for The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl

Common Sense Media says

Comic book geek learns to deal with high school.

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Adult Written byksey August 7, 2009

isolation and lonliness of high school

This book is a great segue from graphic novels to novels. Also this book contains enough authenticity to attract readers but enough mediation of negative aspects to make up for them.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 15 years old Written byphoenixadvanced June 7, 2010

Very well-written and an alright plot, but I wanted to kill the main character by the end of the book

It was a good book and well written, but the main character is really annoying and is a real whiner. He moans about people pushing him around but never has the guts to do anything about it, he just stands there and does nothing. Also because he is smart, he thinks he is above everyone. The only reason he seems to want to do anything in life is so that he can go back and rub it in people's faces. The character is funny at times, like when he threatens the assistant-principal, but can be really obnoxious, like he does even thank his step-dad who offers to drive him to the comic event and pick him up, which is a 4 hour journey. One annoying thing about this is that the author has seemed to include his own hatred of jocks. I read another one of the author's book 'Boy Toy,' (which is a better book but for an older age group) which, despite the fact that the main character is a sporty guy, there is still a hatred of jocks in the novel. This book had a half-decent plot and didn't take the predictable route I thought it would which was good. However the author seems to forget all his own foreshadowing and the book kind peters out, without a particularly interesting event. The book was enjoyable to read but turned out to be a bit of an anti-climax
Teen, 17 years old Written byusername January 28, 2009


i might read it it sounds like an interesting book
Teen, 13 years old Written bySavannah jones October 30, 2015

So far so good

Kid, 11 years old August 12, 2011


cool bad
What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written byfifthfogel November 4, 2010


I loved this book. It wasn't a romantic novel. It was just one teen's perspective on how life can be suck-ish. He has to live with his mom and the man she divorced his dad for, even though he liked the dad better.
What other families should know
Too much sex