Friday Firsts: Fanboy & Goth Girl #Meme


Reading time: 3 – 5 minutes

Note: This is a repeat from a few weeks ago, as I actually JUST started this! The holidays have really thrown me off (writing/reading) wise, so forgive me!

Blogger Meme: Friday Firsts

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The first line can make or break a reader’s interest. Just how well did the author pull you in to the story with their first sentence? To participate in this weekly book meme is extremely easy.

  • Grab the book you are currently reading and open to the first page.
  • Write down the first sentence in the first paragraph.
  • Create a blog post with this information. (Make sure to include the title & author of the book you are using. Even an ISBN helps!)
  • Did this first sentence help draw you into the story? Why or why not?
  • Link back to Well-Read Reviews in your blog entry.
  • Come back to this blog post, hosted on and add your direct link to Mr. Linky! ** Very important!

That’s it

Here is my Friday FirstsThe Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga (ISBN: 978-0-618-91652-8) 311 pages.

I want to NOT ride the bus to school every day, but that would be a waste of a really big want – it’ll take care of itself eventually.

Who wants to ride the bus? I certainly hated it and was glad I used to live in walking distance to my high school!  As for this sentance, I would love to know what this person’s reasoning behind not wanting to ride the bus. Just WHAT is their issue?

Synopsis: (Taken from

Fanboy has never had it good, but lately his sophomore year is turning out to be its own special hell. The bullies have made him their favorite target, his best (and only) friend seems headed for the dark side (sports and popularity), and his pregnant mother and the step-fascist are eagerly awaiting the birth of the alien life form known as Fanboy’s new little brother or sister.

Fanboy, though, has a secret: a graphic novel he’s been working on without telling anyone, a graphic novel that he is convinced will lead to publication, fame, and—most important of all—a way out of the crappy little town he lives in and all the people that make it hell for him.

When Fanboy meets Kyra, a.k.a. Goth Girl, he finds an outrageous, cynical girl who shares his love of comics as well as his hatred for jocks and bullies. Fanboy can’t resist someone who actually seems to understand him, and soon he finds himself willing to heed her advice—to ignore or crush anyone who stands in his way.

Graphic: Thank you to Tara for the graphics! (And Cara for suggesting that she make some!)

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1 Comment
  1. Bluestockings says

    I’m uploading my post as we speak. I totally forgot about Friday Firsts!!

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