Fat Kid Rules the World by K. L. Going audiobook

Fat Kid Rules the World

By K. L. Going
Read by Matthew Lillard

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    ISBN: 9780807216965

Troy Billings, at six-foot-one, 296 pounds, is standing at the edge of a subway platform, seriously contemplating suicide, when he meets Curt MacCrae - and emaciated, semi-homeless punk guitar genius who also happens to be a dropout legend at Troy's high school on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. "I saved your life, " Curt tells Troy. "You owe me lunch." But lunch with Curt brings more than he bargained for. Suddenly, Troy finds himself recruited as Curt's drummer for his new band. "We'll be called Rage/Tectonic. Sort of a punk rock, Clash sort of thing," Curt tells him There's only one problem. Troy can't play the drums. Oh yes, and Troy's father thinks Curt's a drug addict. And Troy's brother thinks Troy's a loser But with Curt, anything is possible. "You'll see," says Curt. "We're going to be HUGE." Fortunately, mercurial Curt has an energy, enthusiam, and wisdom that is as irresistible as it is contagious. Before long, Troy is swept up by his desire to be everything Curt belives him to be.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A 2004 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book

A 2006 Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award: Young Reader's Choice

A 2004 ALA Best Book for Young Adults

A 2004 School Library Journal Best Book

A 2004 Booklist Editors’ Choice

Winner of Printz Honors, 2004

Troy Billings, at six-foot-one, 296 pounds, is standing at the edge of a subway platform, seriously contemplating suicide, when he meets Curt MacCrae - and emaciated, semi-homeless punk guitar genius who also happens to be a dropout legend at Troy's high school on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

"I saved your life, " Curt tells Troy. "You owe me lunch."

But lunch with Curt brings more than he bargained for. Suddenly, Troy finds himself recruited as Curt's drummer for his new band. "We'll be called Rage/Tectonic. Sort of a punk rock, Clash sort of thing," Curt tells him

There's only one problem. Troy can't play the drums. Oh yes, and Troy's father thinks Curt's a drug addict. And Troy's brother thinks Troy's a loser

But with Curt, anything is possible. "You'll see," says Curt. "We're going to be HUGE." Fortunately, mercurial Curt has an energy, enthusiam, and wisdom that is as irresistible as it is contagious. Before long, Troy is swept up by his desire to be everything Curt belives him to be.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Troy's voice is candid, irreverent, realistic and humorous. [A] wonderful, engrossing tale. SLJ

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Author Bio: K. L. Going

Author Bio: K. L. Going

K.L. Going is the award-winning author of books for children and teens. Her first novel, Fat Kid Rules the World was a Michael Printz Honor Book, listed with YALSA’s Best Books for Young Adults and their Best Books for the Past Decade. Her books have been Scholastic Book Club choices, Junior Library Guild selections, New York Public Library Best Books, and winners of state book awards. Her work has been published in Korea, Italy, Japan, Germany, and the UK, and Fat Kid Rules the World is now a major motion picture. She began her career working at one of the oldest literary agencies in New York City. She used this inner knowledge of publishing to write Writing and Selling the Young Adult Novel, a how-to book for aspiring writers, published by Writer’s Digest. She has also written short stories for several anthologies and currently has multiple picture books under contract. She lives in Glen Spey, New York where she both writes and runs a business critiquing manuscripts. She is also an adoring mom. 

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 5.72
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English