Book Club Kits
Fat Kid Rules the World
by Going, K.L.
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1. Why is it so important to Curt that he "saved" Troy?
2. What does Troy get from his friendship with Curt? What does Curt get from his friendship with Troy?
3. Why do people like Curt so much? would you be friends with him?
4. Curt stole a picture of Troy's dad. Curt is completely enthralled when Troy's dad interrogates the guys from Smack Metal Puppet. Curt is fascinated by Troy's dad. Why?
5. Was Troy "real" to you? Why or why not?
6. What was your first reaction to Curt? Did you change how you felt about him?
7. What do you think happens to Curt and Troy after the book ends?
8. What do you think about Curt's drug use? Not just the drinking and pot, but the over-the-counter medicines like Nyquil and Immodium?
9. Was there anything in the book that you felt was not believable?
10. What do you think of Curt's explanation that the "essence of punk" is the couple eating together? (page 145, paperback)