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Amy Sarig King

Autor(a) de Please Ignore Vera Dietz

15+ Works 5,923 Membros 444 Críticas

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Também inclui: A. S. King (1)

Obras por Amy Sarig King

Please Ignore Vera Dietz (2010) 1,152 exemplares
Ask the Passengers (2012) 820 exemplares
Everybody Sees the Ants (2011) 760 exemplares
Reality Boy (2013) 534 exemplares
The Dust of 100 Dogs (2009) 471 exemplares
Dig (2019) 413 exemplares
Still Life with Tornado (2016) 374 exemplares
Me and Marvin Gardens (2017) 259 exemplares
I Crawl Through It (2015) 221 exemplares
Attack of the Black Rectangles (2022) 175 exemplares
Switch (2021) 131 exemplares
The Year We Fell From Space (2019) 121 exemplares
The Collectors: Stories (2023) — Editor; Contribuidor; Narrador, algumas edições49 exemplares
Monica Never Shuts Up (2012) 22 exemplares

Associated Works

Dear Bully: Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 324 exemplares
Dear Heartbreak: YA Authors and Teens on the Dark Side of Love (2018) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

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King, A. S.
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YA, teen girl comes out as Lesbian em Name that Book (Julho 2015)


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
… (mais)
Griffin_Reads | 21 outras críticas | 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 outras críticas | Feb 23, 2024 |
No one writes complicated, real teenagers quite like A.S. King. Her books impress and delight me each time.
deborahee | 20 outras críticas | Feb 23, 2024 |
People are SLEEPING on King's novels. Especially this one. As ever, her books are weird and wonderful and hardhitting and heartfelt and just GOOD. "Dig" is both noticeably King but also unlike any of her other books. This one tackles a big sprawling family, a family with ancestors who were potato farmers, and a whole lot of the dirty issues that come with secrets, prejudices, teenage-hood, privilege, selling weed, anxiety, and finding purpose. It sounds like a lot, and in many ways it is. The narrative bounces back a forth between a pretty big cast of characters, but the glorious bit is that these characters are fascinating. Not always good, decent characters, but ones who feel real and relatable. If you like your books with a big dose of surrealism and plenty of depth (and a poem about worms), "Dig" is a must-read.… (mais)
deborahee | 21 outras críticas | Feb 23, 2024 |



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