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I Crawl Through It

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Bizarre, brilliant, poignant tale of resilient teens.

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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

Challenging, strange and compassionate

AS King is not you typical YA writer, and this is not you typical YA book. Surrealistic and disjointed, it takes on a lot of difficult issues in teen's lives with a high degree of honest, it also give voice to their frustrations, anxieties, and traumas, often in a cringe-inducing way. It is also funny and heartbreaking, and, despite the surrealism, features some real human moments and lots of interesting, memorable characters. Save this one for your self-motivated teen readers, or better yet, read it for yourself!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

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A.S. King brilliantly probes the anxiety and loneliness of adolescence as bizarrely and delicately as her narrator Stanzi dissects frogs. The veteran author has really nailed what it's like to live with constant fear, unsure of the one you love, and unable to fight back against your inner demons. Surrealist elements are strongly at the forefront, keeping the reader as off guard as each of the four protagonists feels. Teens who like to look at the world through a strange and often-changing lens will love following the four teens' twisting paths, and even those who don't like what surrealism they've been exposed to so far may see it in a whole new, strange, relatable light.

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