King of the Screwups: Book by K L Going

King of the Screwups

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ISBN: 9780547331669    Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc Year of publishing: 1970     Format:  Paperback / softback No of Pages: 310 pp        
Liam Geller is Mr. Popularity. Everybody loves him. But he's got an uncanny ability to screw up in the very ways that tick off his father the most. A Printz Honor author delivers a funny story about fathers,...Read more
Liam Geller is Mr. Popularity. Everybody loves him. But he's got an uncanny ability to screw up in the very ways that tick off his father the most. A Printz Honor author delivers a funny story about fathers, fashion, and faux pas.
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About the author: K L Going
K. L. GOING is the author of "Fat Kid Rules the World," a Michael L. Printz Honor Book; "Saint Iggy; "and "The Garden of Eve. "She lives and writes full-time... Read more
K. L. GOING is the author of "Fat Kid Rules the World," a Michael L. Printz Honor Book; "Saint Iggy; "and "The Garden of Eve. "She lives and writes full-time in Glen Spey, New York.www.klgoing.com
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Review:
Going's latest (after "The Garden of Eve") is full of comic moments featuring "Aunt" Pete's glam-rock band buddies and Liam's relentless blunders, as well as his uncommon fashion expertise ("You're...Read more
Going's latest (after "The Garden of Eve") is full of comic moments featuring "Aunt" Pete's glam-rock band buddies and Liam's relentless blunders, as well as his uncommon fashion expertise ("You're like a fashion Einstein," gushes one of Pete's friends). Readersscrewups or notwill empathize as Liam, utterly likable despite his faults, learns to be himself."Publishers Weekly, " "starred review"Liam is a multifaceted and resilient character who ultimately learns how to be comfortable in his own skin with the help of his new, makeshift family. Going s knack for defying stereotypes and creating memorable characters will not disappoint fans of Fat Kid Rules the World (Putnam, 2003) and Saint Iggy (Harcourt, 2006).--"School Library Journal, " "starred review"Going s latest flows easily with smooth, realistic dialogue and reads like a coming-out story for straight guys. This innovative, out-of-the-box approach juxtaposes stereotypes, received values, parental roles and masculinity in a jarringly fun and approachable manner that marks a triumphant left-turn for the genre. Cloaked as a story of tough love, this is actually a psychological exploration of the impact of parental expectations versus the dreams of their children."--"Kirkus"Liam and Aunt Pete are true originals, and Going balances her strong messages of selfdiscovery and acceptance with compassionate, bittersweet scenes that highlight the soul-sapping futility of trying to please unappeasable adults."--"Booklist"Going creates an engaging cast of characters . . . Liam is a complex character whose development into a sympathetic, real person is compelling."--VOYA(4Q4P) After her darker, more enigmatic turn with Saint Iggy . . . Going delivers an involving coming-of-age character study likely to please fans of her Fat Kid Rules the World. --"The Bulletin""Going's writing is smooth and simple."--"New York Times Book Review"
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