Review : Reality Boy by A.S. King

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.”

  

Reality Boy was my first A.S. King book and it didn’t start off very well. it took me a while to really get into it, and by a while I mean almost 200 pages. To be honest, i had a hard time to connect with the story and to care about the characters.

but overall, it was still a enjoyable read. I absolutely loved the second half of this book. The story is completely messed up. It made me feel incomfortable from the start. This family is one of the most dysfunctional I have ever read about. the whole situation was disturbing and heartbreaking at the same time. i felt so bad for Gerald, our main character in this story. He is a very trouble boy, the anger aspect was intetesting. i have not read many books with a character who has anger issues, so for me, it was very intriguing to meet Gerald.  The character developpement was incredible and well-done, you can see how much he changes in this story. A.S. King is a fantastic writer. Her writing is the only thing that kept me reading at first. she can capture how tragic and harsh the story  is. She also knows how to picture the emotions. i really, really, really want to check out more of her book.

Reality boy will probably never be my favorite book, but I still think it was a pretty interesting read. It was dark parts, funny parts and a strong and hopeful ending. 

Reality Boy : 3.5/5

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