Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s designed for bloggers to spotlight the upcoming releases that they simply can’t wait to read.
A.S. King is one of my all-time favorite authors; I’ve enjoyed every one of her books that I’ve read. She was at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor last month talking about Ask the Passengers, and she also read us the prologue of Reality Boy. She had us laughing so much that I snorted in the middle of her reading. Talk about embarrassing! But that also goes to show how much I enjoyed the beginning of her book. I’m positive the rest is just as great.
Release Date: October 22nd, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Summary (From Goodreads): 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.