King of the Screwups

King of the Screwups

Book - 2009
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Liam Geller is Mr. Popularity. Everybody loves him. He excels at sports; he knows exactly what clothes to wear; he always ends up with the most beautiful girls in school. But he's got an uncanny ability to screw up in the very ways that tick off his father the most.
When Liam finally kicked out of the house, his father's brother takes him in. What could a teenage chick magnet possibly have in common with his gay, glam rocker, DJ uncle who lives in a trailer in upstate New York? A lot more than you'd think. And when Liam attempts to make himself over as a nerd in a desperate attempt to impress his father, it's his "aunt" Pete and the guys in his band who convince Liam there's much more to him than his father will ever see.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780152062583
Branch Call Number: YA GOING K
Characteristics: 310 pages ; 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! :)

Aug 13, 2011

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

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!

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

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

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


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