Everybody Sees The Ants by A.s. KingEverybody Sees The Ants by A.s. King

Everybody Sees The Ants

byA.s. King

Paperback | September 18, 2012

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Lucky Linderman didn't ask for his life. He didn't ask his grandfather not to come home from the Vietnam War. He didn't ask for a father who never got over it. He didn't ask for a mother who keeps pretending their dysfunctional family is fine. And he didn't ask to be the target of Nader McMillan's relentless bullying, which has finally gone too far.

But Lucky has a secret--one that helps him wade through the mundane torture of his life. In his dreams, Lucky escapes to the war-ridden jungles of Laos--the prison his grandfather couldn't escape--where Lucky can be a real man, an adventurer, and a hero. It's dangerous and wild, and it's a place where his life just might be worth living. But how long can Lucky keep hiding in his dreams before reality forces its way inside?

Michael L. Printz Honor recipient A.S. King's smart, funny and boldly original writing shines in this powerful novel about learning to cope with the shrapnel life throws at you--and taking a stand against it.
A.S. King is the author of the highly acclaimedReality Boy;Ask the Passengers, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner;Everybody Sees the Ants; and the Edgar Award nominated, Michael L. Printz Honor bookPlease Ignore Vera Dietz. She is also the author ofThe Dust of 100 Dogs, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. When asked about her writing...
Title:Everybody Sees The AntsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:September 18, 2012Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316129275

ISBN - 13:9780316129275


Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good! I wasn’t to sure I was going to be able to get into it, but this book sucked me in and the next thing I knew I was reading it every chance i got. The main character was funny and extremely relatable and I just want to be his friend. The writing was phenomenal and any emotions the main character was feeling, I would also feel. A definite read for John Green fans.
Date published: 2017-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Do not let the cover throw you off A.S. King is such an amazing author, I really liked this book, much more than I had expected to!
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good starting place for A.S. King This is a good book to start with if you want to start reading A.S. King. Plot is good, characters well developed, yet it isn't King's best, so you can enjoy this one and still look forward to the rest being even better!
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good. Beautiful writing style, believable characters!
Date published: 2014-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another amazing and original book from A.S. King. I see the ants. This is a touching, funny and nuanced story about Lucky Linderman, a fifteen year old who has a long legacy of being bullied by a horrible kid that no one seems to be willing to stop. But that’s not all it’s about; there is so much in this book that I bet everyone who reads it gets a little something different out of it. Here’s what I took from it: Lucky Linderman is a good kid in a bad situation. He’s a good kid who finds himself the victim of Nader McMillan, the community bully/jerk/a-hole. Lucky is also the son of clueless parents who don’t mean to be neglectful, but kind of are due to their inaction. He’s a good kid who is a product of the crappy things that go on in his life until he realizes he doesn’t need to be. I’m not going to talk about the magic realism in this book, because I don’t want to take away from it, but through certain scenes, Lucky realizes what life is about, no, what HIS life is about and how he needs to be an active participant in it if he wants it to change. There’s so much I loved in this book, from the character Lucky himself, to Ginny and Lucky’s mom, to the little things that made it so different from anything I’d read before, like Lucky’s healing wound, frank talk about the Vietnam War draft lottery, the way Lucky sees his parents and...well I could go on and on, but I’d rather leave it up to you to discover. Another great book from A.S. King!
Date published: 2011-10-06

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"A resonant, uplifting story about not justgetting through, but powering through, the tough times."-Kirkus Reviews