A.S. King is one of my most favorite authors so I am absolutely thrilled to be on the blog tour for the fabulous Everybody Sees the Ants. We’re going to play a quick game of This or That. I think you will learn some interesting things…
Book you recommend the most?
CRANK by Ellen Hopkins. (To all ages.)
Favorite book? (impossible I know…but I had to ask)
This is a toss up between God Bless You Mr. Rosewater or Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut or Catch 22 by Joseph Heller. (Actually it’s a toss up between about twenty books, but I contained myself!)
The Deer Hunter or Bladerunner
Electric Ladyland The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Website you visit most often?
Morning person or night owl?
Night owl. In a big way.
Beach or mountains?
Both. No, mountains. No. Beach. Um…both.
Would you rather be a werewolf or vampire?
Wow. I’m never asked this question. I think I would rather be a vampire. Especially if Brad Pitt is still a vampire. I’d like to be vampires with him. That would be boss.
Zombies or Unicorns?
Unicorns, hands down.
Favorite character in Everybody Sees the Ants?
My favorite character in Everybody Sees the Ants is probably Granddad Harry. There’s a line in a Gnarls Barkley song that goes like this: “My heroes had the heart to lose their lives out on a limb, And all I remember is thinking, I want to be like them.” I always felt that line was about Granddad Harry. He’s my hero, and through him, Lucky Linderman becomes my hero too. I also like the ants who own the howitzer. 🙂
Isn’t she awesome?! Brad Pitt and Unicorns…you can’t go wrong with that. You also can’t go wrong with Everybody Sees the Ants. (see what I did there? I should be in advertising!) Trust me I’ve already devoured it and it is fantastic. Here’s a little bit more about the book:
Lucky Linderman 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 family is fine. And he certainly didn’t ask to be the recipient of Nadar McMillan’s relentless bullying, which has finally gone too far.
Lucky has a secret—one that helps him wade through the daily dysfunction of his life. Grandad Harry, trapped in the jungles of Laos, has been visiting Lucky in his dreams—and the dreams just might be real: an alternate reality where he can be whoever he wants to be and his life might still be worth living. But how long can Lucky remain in hiding there before reality forces its way inside?
Printz Honor recipient A. S. King’s distinctive, smart, and accessible writing shines in this powerful novel about learning to cope with the shrapnel life throws at you, and then taking a stand against it.
You can enter to win a copy of the book below and don’t forget to visit GreenBean TeenQueen tomorrow for the next tour stop.