Wednesday, September 28, 2011

King of the Screwups by J.Lo.Going

King of the Screwups by J.L. Going
Publisher:  Graphia
Publish Date:  April 6, 2009
ISBN:  978-0547331669 
Pages:  320

Liam Geller is the only child of a former model and a CEO.  The only thing he seems to be good at, in his opinion, is screwing up.  Finally his Dad throws him out.  Instead of going to his hated grandparents, which his Dad thinks he's doing, he goes to live in a trailer park with his "Aunt" Pete, his Dad's brother.

Aunt Pete is a cross dressing gay glam rocker.  Liam's Dad doesn't approve of or speak to Pete.  Pete agrees to take Liam in and tells him he needs to figure out what he's going to do.  The problem is - no matter how much Liam tries to be unpopular - the more popular he becomes!  Except with the girl next door -Darleen.  He just wants to be friends with Darleen, he thinks his Dad would approve of the friendship.

With the help of Aunt Pete's friends, an English teacher, police officer and store owner (Pete is a DJ); Liam comes into his own and surprises even himself.

While not the most amazing book I've ever read, it was nice to read a book about a teenage guy who isn't gay but knows all the fashion stuff, who isn't trying to get some girl to sleep with him and who seems to have a lot going on. 

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