Reality Boy by A. S. King audiobook

Reality Boy

By A. S. King
Read by Michael Stellman

Hachette Book Group 9780316222709
7.62 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $40.00

    ISBN: 9781478926221

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” struggling to break free of his anger. Gerald Faust knows exactly when he started feeling angry: the day his mother invited a reality TV 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. No one cares that Gerald has tried to learn to control himself; they’re all 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.

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Summary

Summary

A 2013 New York Times Editor’s Choice

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award, February 2014

A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, October 2013

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” struggling to break free of his anger.

Gerald Faust knows exactly when he started feeling angry: the day his mother invited a reality TV 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. No one cares that Gerald has tried to learn to control himself; they’re all 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Timely, incisive, compassionate. All of A. S. King’s novels are must-reads.” Matthew Quick, New York Times bestselling author
Reality Boy is a powerhouse of insight and empathy toward the people who cruise the fringes of acceptable behavior. A. S. King takes all kinds of risks and every single one pays off. Highly recommended.” Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author
“A story about healing, and although Gerald stumbles as he takes his first steps—he frequently retreats to the fantasy world he calls Gersday and struggles to trust the girl he allows to get close—his candor invites sympathy from the first page.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Heart-pounding and heartbreaking…This is no fairy-tale romance, but a compulsively readable portrait of two imperfect teens learning to trust each other and themselves.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“We all know at least one teen who needs a book like this; I didn’t know I needed it until I turned the last page.” SLJ Teen
“Striking and often heartbreaking…The hallmarks of [King’s] strong work are there: magical realism, heightened emotion, and the steady, torturous, beautiful transition into self-assured inner peace.” Booklist

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Details

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.62
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English