Reality Boy



Reality Boy 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. Best Download Books Reality Boy author A.S. King – therehabboutique.co.uk

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 f 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 TwoYA novels to come in 2016 2018 Findat www.as king.comchokengtitiktitikchokengs 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 that you do

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  • Hardcover
  • 353 pages
  • Reality Boy
  • A.S. King
  • English
  • 01 March 2017
  • 0316222704

10 thoughts on “Reality Boy

  1. Giselle says:

    This story was absolutely messed up and also incredibly fascinating, with one of the most dysfunctional family units I have yet to come across Reality shows are all the rave in the recent years, Reality Boy is the best example of how these shows are the opposite of reality Do we ever stop to think of the psychological toll they take on a child Especially when too young to understand how life can be so unfair Network Nanny, the show in this book, is not very far off from our own running Reali This story was absolutely messed up and also incredibly fascinating, with one of the most dysfunctional family units I have yet to come across Reality shows are all the rave in the recent years, Reality Boy is the best example of how these shows are the opposite of reality Do we ever stop to think of the psychological toll they take on a child Especially when too young to understand how life can be so unfair Network Nanny, the show in this book, is not very far off from our own running Reality shows How do you think the kids in Supernanny will grow up with everyone at school, in their whole town, have seen them at their worst Imagine your childhood tantrums shown on national TV More often than not edited out of context to make itentertaining for its viewers This is the story of Gerald aka the Crapper.There are many words I could use to describe this story Traumatic Heartbreaking Disturbing Unfortunate But also with hints of hope that things could end well for our protagonist Gera...

  2. Lola Reviewer says:

    This is my least favourite A.S King book.Yet I still enjoyed it, which shows how talented this author is.It s definitely original A.S King introduces us to Gerald and his family who used to have their own reality TV show So when Gerald was a kid, he was constantly watched and broadcasted all over the country He s particularly known as the kid who would spontaneously crap in random places.What great entertainment for viewers But no one knows how hard this has been on him, how cruel his sist This is my least favourite A.S King book.Ye...

  3. Emily May says:

    A.S King is easily one of my favourite authors I was going to say YA authors but that seems to imply she can t hold her own against authors of adult fiction She can In fact, King is one example that proves that teen lit can be as well written and meaningful as any book for adults King s novels tend to focus on kids with dysfunctional lives and families, whether the main issue be bullying, death or coming out I ve liked all her novels they ve all been powerful, but this one is by far m A.S King is easily one of my favourite authors I was going to say YA authors but that seems to imply she can t hold her own against authors of adult fiction She can In fact, King is one example that proves that teen lit can be as well written and meaningful as any book for adults King s novels tend to focus on kids with dysfunctional lives and families, whether the main issue be bullying, death or coming out I ve liked all her novels they ve all been powerful, but this one is by far my least favourite.With King, it is first and foremost her talent for well developed characters that brings each story to life I often find myself nodding along when King crafts a relatable emotional response, even though I m thankfully not familiar with many of the situations she s describing I ve never lost a friend, I ve never experienced having to come out , and I m glad to be able to sa...

  4. Lindsey Rey says:

    4.5 Stars

  5. Suzanne says:

    Couldn t decide between 3 and 4 stars But yes, 4 it is A mix of crazy this is a word that I hold in high esteem and reality tv which I hate by the way Gerald has had just the worse upbringing, a lot of which was documented in the worst way in a horrible Nanny type reality show Gerald has a psychopath for a sister, a mother that has no idea about anything with a mile of problems of her own, a father who is blas about the whole thing when all Gerald needs is some love and another sist Couldn t decide between 3 and 4 stars But yes, 4 it is A mix of crazy this is a word that I hold in high esteem and reality tv which I hate by the way Gerald has had just the worse upbringing, a lot of which was documented in the worst way in a horrible Nanny type reality show Gerald has a psychopath for a sister, a mother that has no idea about anything with a mile of problems of her own, a father who is blas about the whole thing when all Gerald needs is some love and another sister who gets the hell out of there, but in a way had abandoned him just like everyone else in his world The story alternates between flashbacks of the filming when he was 5, and now at 17 We witness Gerald work through his internal demons and grow as he discovers his self worth I absolutely l...

  6. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* says:

    The main character Gerald s family was on a reality nanny show Gerald showed his inner anger toward his out of control sister and passive mom by pooping on camera Thus becoming known as the Crapper Needless to say Gerald s younger life has not been all roses I really am surprised at how much I enjoyed this book It is not a hard read at all You become attached to Gerald almost immediately and go along with him for the ride He works at a concession stand and becomes attracted to the gir The main character Gerald s family was on a reality nanny show Gerald showed his inner anger toward his out of control sister and passive mom by pooping on camera Thus becoming known as the Crapper Needless to say Gerald s younger life has not been all roses I really am surprised at how much I enjoyed this book It is not a hard read at all You become attached to Gerald almost immediately and go along with him for the ride He works at a concession stand and becomes attracted to the girl ...

  7. Ash Wednesday says:

    4 STARS Some pre emptive clarification I am aware that reality TV as a genre is pretty broad and it s irresponsible to summarily call everyone starring in a reality show a famewhore and anyone who watches it broken and unknowingly depressed, seeking comfort in Schadenfreude But some shows, some really horrible reality TV shows, just begs me to.And Reality Boy reflects on these biza...

  8. Frankie Brown says:

    Reality Boy is an important book I rarely say a book is moving, because that s kind of generic and cliche and completely overdone But this book is moving We ve all seen reality TV commercials featuring a misbehaving child The attempts to fix the child being broadcasted on national TV Using their unhappy homes to entertain the masses But what happens to those kids when they get older They re teenagers, and everyone knows they re that kid from that show Reality Boy shows what those kids Reality Boy is an important book I rarely say a book is moving, because that s kind of generic and cliche and completely overdone But this book is moving We ve all seen reality TV commercials featuring a misbehaving child The attempts to fix the child being broadcasted on nat...

  9. Rose says:

    Initial reaction I wasn t expecting much from this read from the beginning, but I have to admit I really grew to care about Gerald s experiences over the course of the story and I liked how genuine of a character he turned out to be Caveats everywhere to consider in the scheme of this story and I can see where it may not hit off well in some measures for content presentation Hopefully I can explain thatin the full review.Full review Holy crud, this book impressed me I didn t expect t Initial reaction I wasn t expecting much from this read from the beginning, but I have to admit I really grew to care about Gerald s experiences over the course of the story and I liked how genuine of a character he turned out to be Caveats everywhere to consider in the scheme of this story and I can see where it may not hit off well in some measures for content presentation Hopefully I can explain thatin the full review.Ful...

  10. Sarah says:

    It is no secret that I am a big fan of A.S King I recommend her to most fans of slightly dark and odd YA contemporary.Her books are amazing for various reasons The adults matter When was the last time you saw older people acknowledge and portrayed in a realistic way in a YA book In Reality Boy, many of these people are unlikable and flawed King doesn t take sides, but lets them have a story of their own Her stories are a little bizarre.Not only does the magical realism play a big part, It is no secret that I am a big fan of A.S King I recommend her to most fans of slightly dark and odd YA contemporary.Her books are amazing for various reasons The adults matter When was the last time you saw older people acknowledge and portrayed in a realistic way in a YA book In Reality Boy, many of these people are unlikable and flawed King doesn t take sides, but lets them have a story of their own Her stories are a little bizarre.Not only does the magical realism play a big part, but the offbeat, weird writing is unique without being pretentious.The characters are brutally honest in their narration and let us know all the things people wouldn t say out loud King takes well used topics in fiction such as death, family issues and growing up, and makes them her own There s no sugarcoating, no pity party, just people struggling It s all portrayed in a realistic way and No book I read by her has been the same, and she s such a u...

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