A.S. King

Goodreads Author

Pennsylvania, The United States


Member Since
June 2008

A.S. King is the author of the highly-acclaimed I CRAWL THROUGH IT, Walden Award winner GLORY O'BRIEN'S HISTORY OF THE FUTURE, REALITY BOY, 2013 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 and THE DUST OF 100 DOGS as well as a collection of award-winning short stories for adults, MONICA NEVER SHUTS UP.

Look for Amy's work in anthologies DEAR BULLY, BREAK THESE RULES, ONE DEATH NINE STORIES, and LOSING IT. Two more YA novels to come in 2016 & 2018. Find more at www.as-king.com.

p.s.- If I don't accept your friend request, don't feel sad. It's because I don't really use Goodreads even though I'm completely thrilled t

Average rating: 3.86 · 111,015 ratings · 16,676 reviews · 21 distinct worksSimilar authors
Please Ignore Vera Dietz

3.85 avg rating — 30,909 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Ask the Passengers

3.85 avg rating — 24,193 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Everybody Sees the Ants

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 12,698 ratings — published 2011 — 19 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Reality Boy

3.82 avg rating — 10,979 ratings — published 2013 — 16 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Glory O'Brien's History of ...

3.80 avg rating — 9,232 ratings — published 2014 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

4.19 avg rating — 6,421 ratings — published 2019 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Still Life with Tornado

3.83 avg rating — 6,335 ratings — published 2016 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Dust of 100 Dogs

3.62 avg rating — 3,221 ratings9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
I Crawl Through It

3.53 avg rating — 2,897 ratings — published 2015 — 13 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating

3.53 avg rating — 601 ratings — published 2021 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by A.S. King…
“I'm sorry, but I don't get it. If we're supposed to ignore everything that's wrong with our lives, then I can't see how we'll ever make things right.”
A.S. King, Please Ignore Vera Dietz

“The world is full of assholes. What are you doing to make sure you're not one of them?”
A.S. King, Everybody Sees the Ants

“Isn't it funny how we live inside the lies we believe?”
A.S. King, Please Ignore Vera Dietz
tags: lies


Which book should the YA LGBT Books group read as our Book of the Month for August 2013?

  18 votes 22.5%

Superhero Superhero by Eli Easton by Eli Easton (novella; 16+ for sex content)
  16 votes 20.0%

  12 votes 15.0%

  12 votes 15.0%

  12 votes 15.0%

  8 votes 10.0%

Glitter Glitter by Ayla Starr by Ayla Starr (2900-word short story)
  2 votes 2.5%

80 total votes

Topics Mentioning This Author

“My toaster could have a soul,and the walnut grove to the east of my house could be just a bunch of trees or could be made from the atoms of Elvis or Mussolini.Why not?”
A.S. King, The Dust of 100 Dogs

“Play it fuckin' loud!”
Bob Dylan

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
Bernard M. Baruch

“Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.”
Abraham Lincoln

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”
William W. Purkey

5449 Friends of Independent Bookstores — 291 members — last activity Jan 27, 2015 11:46AM
A group for people who have decided that they will patronize independent booksellers and other independent merchants to prevent the further homogoniza ...more

Comments (showing 1-6)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 6: by P.T.

P.T. Michelle Thank you so much for the friendship. Love your books! :)


message 5: by Sara

Sara Simply amazing! =) I just finished and wrote a quick review.

message 4: by Sara

Sara Oh yes! It already seems so complex and offers something very different than the books I usually pick up but that only makes it more exciting. As unique as it is, it incorperates a lot of elements I hold dear- so that too, makes it enjoyable. As for the quote, I LOVE it. I was laughing out loud when I read it. In fact all of your responces to the interview questions I have read are very funny!

message 3: by Sara

Sara Thank you for accepting =)
I am 62 pages into D100D.
I am really loving it so far

Shadonna Thanks for the add. Have a great week!

message 1: by Joe

Joe you are cool

back to top