Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Reality Boy by A. S. King

watch a review by a teen reviewer here! (Bryson McCrone)

Goodreads Summary:

Gerald Faust knows exactly when he started feeling angry: the day his mother invited a reality television crew into his five-year-old life. Twelve years later, he’s still haunted by his rage-filled youth—which the entire world got to watch from every imaginable angle—and his anger issues have resulted in violent outbursts, zero friends, and clueless adults dumping him in the special education room at school.

Nothing is ever going to change. No one cares that he’s tried to learn to control himself, and the girl he likes has no idea who he really is. Everyone’s just waiting for him to snap…and he’s starting to feel dangerously close to doing just that.

In this fearless portrayal of a boy on the edge, highly acclaimed Printz Honor author A.S. King explores the desperate reality of a former child “star” who finally breaks free of his anger by creating possibilities he never knew he deserved.

 Some Random Thoughts:

Unique, Contemporary, this book makes you wonder what's going to happen to Reality Show children when they grow up?
A. S. King writes about real people, real problems, but somehow, makes things a little funny, too.  She visited us at the Greece Public Library, and her talk was AWESOME!  I hope you get a chance to check out one of her books that we have here at the Greece Public Library, and check out Reality Boy when it is published on October 22, 2013.  Click on the book cover below to check the catalog.  Also, we do still have some A. S. King bookmarks here for you!

Please Ignore Vera Dietz  Everybody Sees the Ants  Ask The Passengers

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