A. S. King is one of my auto-buy authors. That’s really the end of that idea. I have nothing else to say on the point except that there aren’t many authors whose books I’ll buy as soon as I can make it to the bookstore. So naturally, this is what happened with I Crawl Through It.
https://platform.vine.co/static/scripts/embed.jsIt only took me this long to get to it because one of my students saw me do a book haul in October, came into class the following Monday and said he wanted it. So naturally, I gave it to him. And here’s what he had to say (3 sticky notes worth).
A student wanted to@share his #bookaday with A.S King. He says: “How did you come up with the story and their backgrounds. What happened with the weatherman and Lansdale. P.S. Love the story and the details.” And then because one sticky isn’t enough, he says, “One day I hope to meet and work with you one day. Love the details. And the unpredictable actions.” Because two were still not enough, he asks, “why do they need to get naked though.” A photo posted by Eli (@thebooksupplier) on Nov 10, 2015 at 8:26am PST
So I finally got around to reading it this past week and, as I expected, King didn’t disappoint. Even more than that, though, I’m excited I get to share this reading, and a helicopter ride, with one of my students.
#bookaday I Crawl Through It. A. S. King told one of my students to trust her and get in the helicopter. When he was done with his ride, I had a go. It was totally worth the wait. People have said that they don’t get it. My advice to then is remember what being a teenager is like. Remember all the drama and all the things that you either heard about or that happened to you. Also, multiply the amount of testing by six. I’d build an invisible helicopter in that situation too. Give yourself permission not to “get it.” Then it all makes sense. #stickynotereviews
I encourage you to trust her too. Get in the helicopter. Go for a ride.