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Amy Sarig King

Forfatter af Please Ignore Vera Dietz

15+ Værker 5,954 Medlemmer 445 Anmeldelser

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Omfatter også: A. S. King (1)

Værker af Amy Sarig King

Please Ignore Vera Dietz (2010) 1,155 eksemplarer, 101 anmeldelser
Ask the Passengers (2012) 821 eksemplarer, 59 anmeldelser
Everybody Sees the Ants (2011) 761 eksemplarer, 58 anmeldelser
Reality Boy (2013) 534 eksemplarer, 39 anmeldelser
The Dust of 100 Dogs (2009) 471 eksemplarer, 49 anmeldelser
Glory O'Brien's History of the Future (2014) 470 eksemplarer, 41 anmeldelser
Dig (2019) 417 eksemplarer, 22 anmeldelser
Still Life with Tornado (2016) 380 eksemplarer, 21 anmeldelser
Me and Marvin Gardens (2017) 265 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
I Crawl Through It (2015) 222 eksemplarer, 18 anmeldelser
Attack of the Black Rectangles (2022) 183 eksemplarer, 11 anmeldelser
Switch (2021) 131 eksemplarer, 9 anmeldelser
The Year We Fell From Space (2019) 122 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
The Collectors: Stories (2023) — Redaktør; Bidragyder; Fortæller, nogle udgaver51 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Monica Never Shuts Up (2013) 22 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse

Associated Works

Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories (2011) — Bidragyder — 326 eksemplarer, 18 anmeldelser
Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love (2018) — Bidragyder — 57 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Tasting Light: Ten Science Fiction Stories to Rewire Your Perceptions (2022) — Bidragyder — 24 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse

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King, A. S.



YA, teen girl comes out as Lesbian i Name that Book (juli 2015)


I love AS King in general— she does a tremendous job at telling stories and at adding in the surreal elements that exist sometimes in our understanding of the world. It speaks to our intuition and to our suspicions about things that feel true but may not be.
Anyway. Loved this book. Loved Mac and his friends and his supportive family in a town of unreasonable rules. I love his grandad and how they yell out the things that they are afraid of and ashamed of. I love that they meditate and protest together. I love that Mac reminds people often and fervently of other viewpoints and perspectives— that he tries to center Native people and Black people in a place with a majority White context. I love that he and Marci have crushes on each other but decide that they’d rather wait to be romantic when they are older and just enjoy being friends, not least because it helps maintain their friendship with anxious, ace/aro Denis. I love the kindness that the whole family brings to the world. The grace. I love that Jane Yolen is the hero at the center of the book in her way — her books are amazing and I’ve met her, one summer I cleaned her house and she is exactly as cool as everyone suspects. I love that the holocaust is at the center of this book as well, and yet not the focus of the story. I love the weird and horrible surreal dad behavior, and how Mac is working through anger and disappointment and is succeeding. It’s a great book. Don’t treat kids like they don’t know what is going on. Tell them the truth. Respect people. What better messages are there than that?… (mere)
jennybeast | 10 andre anmeldelser | Jul 8, 2024 |
Narrated by Pete Cross. Friends Mac, Marci and Denis discover that a word and sentence have been blacked out in their classroom copies of "The Devil's Arithmetic." They try to figure out who did it and why, and in the process find their voices to protest censorship to the school board. In a school and town that have a lot of petty rules and laws, Mac and Marci are progressive kids; Marci blames the patriarchy for censorship and school dress codes, and Mac calls out Ms Sett for teaching about Columbus as someone to be celebrated. The treatment of censorship can feel a bit heavy-handed and Ms Sett seems over the top as one who is picky about how society should behave. But the title fits the current climate of book banning, for those interested in fighting it.… (mere)
Salsabrarian | 10 andre anmeldelser | Jul 2, 2024 |
I'm so conflicted on this book. On the one hand, I can see what it is trying to do in showing how racism and classism are generational and systemic issues, and it does that very well. On the other hand, there was far too much going on in this book.

There were too many characters and I kept confusing them, even in the latter half of the book having to check multiple times in a chapter who the POV was. The chapters were also incredibly short, so it never really felt like I was able to get to know any of them. Because we never got much time with each of the characters, it also felt like we got to the last 10 pages and they all-of-a-sudden had meaning to life and knew what they would do with their lives. It was so sudden, and I never really saw a reason for this sudden motivation for change.

Throughout the book, it focuses heavily on the racism and classism that these (White) teenagers see and experience in their everyday lives. On a broad scale, Dig did a great job at presenting these as generational and systemic issues, and not just problems within an individual person. But, in trying to be a "weird" book, it lacked a necessary nuance. Aside from the main characters, all of the other characters were presented as extremely overtly racist people. While these people do exist in real life, it is relatively rare for people to actually admit they are racist in the ways they did in this book. Additionally, while it does show a good amount of the impact of classism on an individual level, it shies away from showing the full impact of racism on people of color, and for neither does it offer a path forward on how to unlearn these biases because it skips over the characters actually learning them and jumps straight to having "learned" it.

Trigger Warnings:
- Domestic Violence
- Racism
- Classism
- Poverty
- Child Abuse & Neglect
- Sexual Assault
… (mere)
Griffin_Reads | 21 andre anmeldelser | May 31, 2024 |
It's been awhile since a book has made me cry, but boy oh boy, this one had me leaking happy and sad and frustrated and painful tears all over the place.
deborahee | 58 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2024 |



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