Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Book Review: I Crawl Through It, by A. S. King

I Crawl Through It by A. S. King book cover and review
A. S. King is quite possibly my favorite YA author. But I Crawl Through It is just a bit too weird for me.

Hmmmm....I really don't know where to begin. There are several narrators, all unreliable. We have one character who thinks she's two separate people. One is building an invisible helicopter. One turns herself inside out. All of them are dealing with issues from their past in the best way they know how. The parents are mostly dysfunctional too.

And that's really the message in I Crawl Through It. It's about coping. And understanding. And helping each other.

Someone is calling in daily bomb threats to the high school, so it's impossible to have a normal school day. An old man in a bush gives away letters for kisses. I'm not really sure what happened in the book. I don't think that's the important thing. The writing is excellent and it's a quick read. I just don't think it has wide appeal.

I'll still read anything King writes, but I Crawl Through It won't be at the top of my recommendation list.

Published by Little, Brown BFYR, September 22, 2015
eARC obtained from Edelweiss
336 pages

Rating: 3/5

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  1. I've never read anything by King, partly because her (his?) books sound so odd. I can do quirky, but not weird. Which King book is the best/least weird, in your opinion?

  2. Ask the Passengers is my favorite. Second is probably Please Ignore Vera Dietz.

    1. Thanks! I'll definitely check these two out.

  3. I loved Please Ignore Vera Dietz, but I wouldn't have picked it up on my own. It's the Printz nod that made me do it and I don't regret it. Her books are definitely bizarre but her writing is excellent.


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