Everybody Sees the AntsComing October 2011 Lucky Linderman doesn’t want to wake up.
Lucky 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 daily 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 might just 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.
Advance Praise for Everybody Sees the Ants
“A.S. King has become one of our bravest, smartest, and finest storytellers.”—Printz Honor recipient Terry Trueman, author of Stuck in Neutral
“Packed full of quirky characters, every last one of whom jumps off the page with authenticity, this is a book I will read—and love—over and over again.”—Jennifer Brown, author of Hate List and Bitter End
"A psychological thriller full of magic and realism and hard won truth. Funny and serious all at once in a way that only a great, enduring book can be."—Francisco X. Stork, author of Marcelo in the Real World
“A terrific read.... Whip smart and emotionally touching.”—Gail Giles, author of What Happened to Cass McBride?
“Awesome. Hilarious. Brutal.”—Sean Beaudoin, author of You Killed Wesley Payne
“Do yourself a huge favor and read this book!”—James Patterson, bestselling author of the Maximum Ride and Witch & Wizard series