Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Reality Boy by A.S. King - Paul's Pre-Reading

*I received this book as an eARC from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: Reality Boy
Author: A.S. King
Date of Publication: October 22nd, 2013

Synopsis: 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

Why?: This book sounds really interesting. It reminds me of The Truman Show and those kids some morning show checked in on every year to see how their life was. I'm interested to see how this concept plays out. 

Expectations: I'm expecting a story that has a lot of hidden or maybe blatant messages about individuality and reality tv. 

Judging a book by its cover: This book has a really interesting cover. It's colorful. It is what first caught my interest. 


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