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Reality Boy

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In this fearless portrayal of a boy on the edge, Printz Honor author A.S. King explores the desperate reality of a former child television 'star' struggling to break free of the oppressive anger he's felt since he was five years old. 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; everyone is just waiting for him to snap. And he's starting to feel dangerously close to doing just that...until he chooses to create possibilities for himself that he never knew he deserved.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 27.94mm | 272.15g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • Little, Brown Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0316222712
  • 9780316222716
  • 125,758

Review quote

* "King offers a compelling look at possible long-term effects of reality shows.... thought-provoking and ultimately optimistic." ""Library Media Connection," starred review""show more

About A. S. King

A.S. King is the author of the highly acclaimed Ask the Passengers, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner, 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 everyday.' She lives in rural Pennsylvania with her husband and children.show more

Review Text

A New York Times Editors' Choice A 2013 Publishers Weekly Best YA Book A 2013 School Library Journal Best Book A 2013 Kirkus Reviews Best YA Book A 2013 VOYA Perfect Ten Book A 2013 Association of Booksellers for Children Best Book for Children A 2014 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book A 2014 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers Book An Amazon Best Book of the Month A Publishers Weekly Book of the Week A Winter 2013-2014 Top Ten Kids' Indie Next List Pick A 2014 Texas Tayshas Reading List Top Ten Book A 2014 Carolyn W. Field Award Nominee A 2015-16 Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award Master List Bookshow more

Rating details

9,001 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 29% (2,653)
4 39% (3,510)
3 22% (2,023)
2 6% (556)
1 3% (259)
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