February 7, 2013

Reluctant rock star

Fat Kid Rules the World
by K.L. Going

Seventeen-year-old Troy is miserable. He’s six-foot-one and 296 pounds. People laugh at him a lot. Even his brother thinks he’s a loser. Understandably, he’s painfully self-conscious. Until he meets Curt MacCrae, a skinny, dirty, homeless drop-out and genius guitar player. Curt has a way of getting whatever he wants. Without realizing it, Troy’s been recruited as Curt’s new drummer, even though Troy can’t play the drums. And their gig’s in five weeks.

Troy is full of anxieties, especially if he thinks everyone is looking at him. But he eventually realizes that not only is he holding himself back, but that other people have esteem issues as well.

A funny, honest and realistic look at some of the perils of teenage life.

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