Book reviews of YA lit and more

As a middle school librarian and hopeful reader of Missouri's high school award books (Gateway nominees), I am reading and reviewing as many young adult and middle grade novels as I can while working on my own writing for this age group.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

King of the Screwups by K.L. Going

How can the son of a super model and business genius grow up to become a screw-up?  Liam is Mr. Popular and a chick magnet.  But to Liam's dad it seems like everything Liam tries to do gets screwed up.  When his dad finds him in a compromised situation with a girl in his home office, he finally decides Liam must move out.  Liam's mom comes to the rescue and sends him to his drag queen uncle's trailer to live instead of his strict grandparents in Utah.  He decides to make a fresh start at his new high school by becoming a completely unpopular nerd; however, he can't even get that right.  Everyone loves him anyway.  With the help of his drag queen, glam rocker "Aunt Pete" and pals, Liam finally learns that he is much more than a screw-up no matter what his father may think.

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