King of the Screwups

King of the Screwups

Book - 2009
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After getting in trouble yet again, popular high school senior Liam, who never seems to live up to his wealthy father's expectations, is sent to live in a trailer park with his gay "glam-rocker" uncle.
Publisher: Boston : Harcourt : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780152062583
0152062580
Branch Call Number: Y Fiction
Characteristics: 310 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: King of the screw-ups

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AdnanSkb1 Oct 13, 2013

It is a book that can be related to easily. Really smooth and easy flowing language which makes you feel really immersive with the book. Definitely worth the read and a great great book which says that all stories do not have to be about great things. Plus it has comedy and a unique writing style. Don't miss!!

iratom22 Oct 31, 2011

A really nice book which provides some valuable lessons! :)

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tentenli
Aug 13, 2011

I enjoy reading the book!! I love it!! It was tearful!! :)

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angielope
Jun 18, 2011

I really enjoyed this book and could relate to. It was a good read, although felt as though everything ended very quickly, but besides that it was very good!

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TrevorLau
Oct 20, 2009

this book had a dissapointing ending, for i expected more, from he afte reading Fat Kid Rules the world or ever since i started reading the liberation of Gabriel King

quagga Sep 20, 2009

K.L. Going really has a way with memorable teen characters who are outsiders. Troy Billings, 296 pounds and suicidal in Fat Kid Rules the World. Iggy Corso, born addicted to crack and pretty much neglected as he grows up in Saint Iggy. I was not so sure about her most recent creation, Liam Gellers in King of the Screwups.

Liam's mother was a world-famous model and now runs a chi-chi clothing boutique. Liam's father is an extremely successful businessman. Liam himself is Mr. Popularity. He has his mother's fabulous looks and an uncanny fashion sense. His problem is that he always seems to screwup big time, end result being that his father kicks him out of the house. Liam goes to live with his gay uncle Pete, a member of a glam-rock cover band, for his final year of high school.

It took me awhile to care about this rich, straight kid who was trying so hard to be someone he was not in order to please his tyrant of a father. By the middle of the book, I was weeping for Liam. Another winning novel from Going. Grade 9 and up.

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Aug 13, 2011

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tentenli
Aug 13, 2011

"You can't create love, Liam. You just have to take it wherever you find it."

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