A.S. King

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A.S. King

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Pennsylvania, The United States


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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 thrill

Average rating: 3.89 · 69,148 ratings · 10,652 reviews · 15 distinct works · Similar authors
Please Ignore Vera Dietz

3.91 avg rating — 21,830 ratings — published 2010 — 25 editions
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Ask the Passengers

3.89 avg rating — 16,570 ratings — published 2012 — 13 editions
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Everybody Sees the Ants

4.02 avg rating — 9,678 ratings — published 2011 — 14 editions
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Reality Boy

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Glory O'Brien's History of ...

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The Dust of 100 Dogs

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I Crawl Through It

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Monica Never Shuts Up

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Still Life with Tornado

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“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
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Which books should we read for November? Book should be pubbed between 1/1/12 and 10/31/12. Write-ins welcome but CHECK the list first, please!

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“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

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

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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!

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