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, Ask 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 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). After 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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1. Pet peeve? Misplaced apostrophes.
2. Guilty pleasure? Peanut Butter Capn' Crunch
3. Favorite book and/or author? Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
4. Hobby? Ping pong
5. Favorite season? Autumn
6. One fictional person you would like to spend the day with? Hawkeye Pierce from M*A*S*H
7. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? Vietnam
8. Favorite color? Red for boots, black for shirts, blue for jeans.
9. Favorite food? Tortilla chips.
10. Favorite song and/or singer? Jimi Hendrix, 1983/Moons Turn from Electric Ladyland