Friday, October 11, 2013

Reality Boy, by A.S. King, Red Carpet Event

Hey readers, I know I'm never here any more, and for that, I'm sorry. But my friend Amy, from Lady Reader's Bookstuff, is host an release event for one of my favorite books of the year. Which, in case you missed it, I did recently "review."

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 is 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 has tried to learn to control himself,

and the girl he likes has no idea who he really is. Everyone is just waiting for him to snap…and he is

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.


A.S. King is

the author of the 2012 Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner, 

the Passengers,
 Everybody Sees the Ants, a 2012 ALA Top Ten Book for Young Adults and Andre

Norton Award nominee, and the Edgar Award nominated, 2011 Michael L. Printz Honor Book </ span>Please Ignore Vera Dietz.

 She is also the author of the ALA Best Books for Young Adults Dust of 100 Dogs, an adult short story collection, Monica Never Shuts Up, and the upcoming REALITY BOY (2013). 


a decade living self-sufficiently and teaching literacy to adults in Ireland, she now lives in Pennsylvania

with her husband and children.

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, AS!

JeffO said...

Congrats! Looks like a pretty interesting book! And you really do have to wonder what happens to all these kids on these 'reality' shows.

mshatch said...

I loved Please Ignore Vera Dietz and this book is on the top of my list of books I want to read.

Congrats to AS King :)

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

Congratulations, A.S. King! I've never won anything. But I know a lot of people that have never won anything too. Come to think of it, it might be nice to not always be a loser.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Reality Boy is the one I know best and I love the story line, so I guess it's my fave. Congrats A.S. King and thanks for the giveaway.

SA Larsenッ said...

I did read your review of this book. I remember it being awesome. Thanks for sharing this, Matt. Hope all is well! I know how life can get at times. Yeah, like lately for me. :)