A Printz Honor author's powerful portrayal of how a former reality show child 'star' grows into an angry teen boy.
A.S. King is the author of the highly acclaimed Ask the Passengers, Everybody Sees the Ants, and the Edgar Award nominated, Michael L. Printz Honor book Please Ignore Vera Dietz. She is also the author of The Dust of 100 Dogs, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. When asked about her writing, King says, "Some people don't know if my characters are crazy or if they are experiencing something magical. I think that's an accurate description of how I feel every day." She lives in rural Pennsylvania with her husband and children. Her website is www.as-king.com.
A 2013 Publishers Weekly Best YA BookA 2013 School Library Journal Best BookA 2013 Kirkus Reviews Best YA BookA 2013 ABC Best Book for ChildrenAn Amazon Best Book of the MonthA Publishers Weekly Book of the WeekA Winter 2013-2014 Top Ten Kids' Indie Next List PickA 2014 Texas Tayshas Reading List Top Ten Book* "Heart-pounding and heartbreaking.... a compulsively readable portrait of two imperfect teens learning to trust each other and themselves." - Kirkus Reviews, starred review* "A nuanced portrayal....This is a story about healing." - Publishers Weekly, starred review* "King's trademarks--attuned first-person narrative, convincing dialogue, realistic language, and fitting quirkiness--connect effectively in this disturbing, yet hopeful novel." - School Library Journal, starred review* "King's writing is tighter, more focused, and better than ever....[An] intense and incredibly fresh plot." - VOYA, starred reviewPut down the remote and pick up Reality Boy--it's a showstopper. - The Horn BookThe hallmarks of [King's] strong work are there: magical realism, heightened emotion, and the steady, torturous, beautiful transition into self-assured inner peace. Like Gerald, it's wonderfully broken. - Booklist[A] s