Goth Girl Rising

Goth Girl Rising

Book - 2009
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After spending six months in the Maryland Mental Health Unit, Kyra Sellars, a.k.a. Goth Girl, returns home to try and resume her life, but she finds that everything has changed, including the one person who really appreciated her for who she is, Fanboy.
ISBN: 9780547076645
Characteristics: 390 pages ;,22 cm.


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Nov 06, 2013

A very, real, gritty look into the actions of a girl who has just been discharged home to her father from a mental institution. Everything from DCHH, to her father's real fear of losing his child and overprotecting her, to Kyra's need for revenge and to lash out at those who forgot her while she was gone... propels this book forward through some very real, ugly, emotions.

BookWormChelly Jul 11, 2013

i love this, especially since it continues the astonishing adventures of fanboy and goth girl

Feb 08, 2013

omg lovedd it!!!! everyone should read it :)

hiddengoldtee Jan 15, 2013

I am 17 and did not enjoy the foul language and unnecessary "situations". I really enjoyed the first book and because of these things I found Goth Girl anything but enjo table to read.


This book is so awesome. I read it in one day. I really wish Barry Lyga can hurry up and make a third book. I want to see what happens with Kyra and Fanboy.
I went to Barry Lyga's website and he saids that he might turn this book into a movie. I really wish he does. This book is awesome. Oh and I brought the same color lipstick she is wearing on the cover.

Kadie2 Aug 14, 2012

Kyra is crazy.

SecondBreakfast May 09, 2011

I love this book. idk if its just cuz im a girl but i enjoyed this one more than the first one. i hope there is a third book cuz it would be cool to see where Kyra and Fanboy go from the end of the book.

Aug 01, 2010

At the end of Barry Lyga's first novel the Astonishing Adventures of Fan Boy and Goth Girl, Kyra (Goth Girl) was being shipped of to a mental hospital after her father found out about the bullet she had stolen from Donald (Fanboy). Goth Girl Rising opens with Kyra returning from her institutionalization very angry. She feels that Fanboy has abandoned her and she is out to get revenge.

As she works out how exactly to exact her revenge, we see Goth Girl's relationship with her father, whom she calls Roger. The two are struggling to deal with the death from lung cancer of her mother several years before. Roger, the smoker, has with drawn and gone numb, while Goth Girl has taken to lashing out.

We also get to meet Goth Girl's other friends in this book. There is Simone, the girl who sleeps with boys to make herself feel loved and is constantly urging Goth Girl to lose her virginity. Goth Girl's other friend Jecca proves to be more of conundrum. She and Goth Girl exchange kisses, yet Jecca purports to be in love with a boy.

This is the first time that Lyga has written a novel from the female point of view. For the most part he succeeds, capturing Goth Girl's anger at her mother's death and father's distancing himself quite well. Her thoughts on the supposed power in a female body are also quite true to form.

This is a good outing and worth picking up. Teens and up due to language and situations.

May 20, 2010


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BookWormChelly Jul 11, 2013

BookWormChelly thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Jun 02, 2013

kurtcobaingirl thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 23

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Kadie2 Aug 14, 2012

Kyra Sellars (Goth Girl) a mentally troubled girl, returns home after six months away from her regular life at Maryland mental Health Until. Going back to her old ways, she finds that she's been left in the past. Determined to not be forgotten, she makes drastic changes to keep up with the status quo, hurting those who care for her on the way.


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