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A.S. King
A.S. King is the author of the highly acclaimed GLORY O'BRIEN'S HISTORY OF THE FUTURE, REALITY BOY, LA Times Book Prize winner ASK THE PASSENGERS, 2012 ALA Top Ten Book for Young Adults EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS, and 2011 Michael L. Printz Honor Book PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ. She is also the... show more

A.S. King is the author of the highly acclaimed GLORY O'BRIEN'S HISTORY OF THE FUTURE, REALITY BOY, LA Times Book Prize winner ASK THE PASSENGERS, 2012 ALA Top Ten Book for Young Adults EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS, and 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 as well as a collection of award-winning short stories for adults, MONICA NEVER SHUTS UP. After a decade living self-sufficiently and teaching literacy to adults in Ireland, she now lives in the Pennsylvania. Look for Amy's pieces in DEAR BULLY and in anthologies BREAK THESE RULES, LOSING IT, and ONE DEATH, NINE STORIES. (And brace yourself for 2014's novel, I CRAWL THROUGH IT.) Find more at www.as-king.com.
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EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it 6 months ago
Astrid Jones desperately wants to confide in someone, but her mother's pushiness and her father's lack of interest tell her they're the last people she can trust. Instead, Astrid spends hours lying on the backyard picnic table watching airplanes fly overhead. She doesn't know the passengers inside, ...
Lindsay's Book Log
Lindsay's Book Log rated it 1 year ago
It has been a long time since I really connected to a book so strongly and so quickly. This book has a delightful amount of magical realism but still has such a real and raw feeling to it that I could really related to and I could see 16 year old me in 16 year old Sarah, I can see my family in Sarah...
Mirkat Always Reading
Mirkat Always Reading rated it 1 year ago
Like the character in this book who calls herself Stanzi (her real name is never revealed), I am feeling a bit like a tetragametic chimera ("Somewhere in there you used to be fraternal twins. And you blended. Two into one.") Stanzi often refers to having two conflicting halves that want to do opp...
Mirkat Always Reading
Mirkat Always Reading rated it 1 year ago
Sixteen-year old high-school sophomore Sarah has wanted to be an artist since she made a ceramic owl in first grade. But something shifts in her when her art teacher, Miss Smith, tells the class that there is no such thing as an original idea. Everything has been done before. Nothing new ever hap...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it 1 year ago
This is only the second A.S. King book I've read, and while I didn't enjoy it as much as Glory O'Brien's History of the Future, A.S. King's writing voice is so effortless and engaging to me that so far I've been willing to follow her places I might not put up with from other authors. The magical rea...
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