Goth Girl Rising by Barry Lyga
Sequel to The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, told from Kyra’s point of view.
While we wanted a sequel, this isn’t it.
Goth Girl in this one is mad at the world, just out of a mental institution, with all of the vitriol and none of the zest. There are some great letters to her idol, Neil Gaiman, and readers will want to listen to her, but will also want the “old” alive Kyra, and she just isn’t there.
In addition, this one is squarely in the high school category while the first was accessible for middle school.