I Crawl Through It by A.S. King

24396864I Crawl Through It by A.S. King

Published September 22nd 2015 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

319 Pages

Goodreads Summary: I won a copy of this book from The Novl

Our big explosion is coming any day now. Can’t you hear the ticking?
Four teenagers are on the verge of exploding. The anxieties they face at every turn have nearly pushed them to the point of surrender: senseless high-stakes testing, the lingering damage of past trauma, the buried grief and guilt of tragic loss. They are desperate to cope, but no one is listening.
So they will lie. They will split in two. They will turn inside out. They will even build an invisible helicopter to fly themselves far away…but nothing releases the pressure. Because, as they discover, the only way to truly escape their world is to fly right into it.
The genius of acclaimed author A.S. King reaches new heights in this groundbreaking work of surrealist fiction; it will mesmerize readers with its deeply affecting exploration of how we crawl through traumatic experience—and find the way out.

Review: I am still at a loss on what to say about this one.  I have never read anything by this author before and after reading this I don’t think I will read any in the future.  I don’t think this book is for everyone, myself included.  That makes it sound bad but my reasoning is that I’m just not into surrealism.  Even when it comes to paintings I don’t really care for surrealism.  The story was interesting but strange and a little bit confusing at times.  The characters’ personalities fell a little flat for me but they are all unique.  I think if I was into surrealism I would have liked this book but it just wasn’t for me.  I can definitely see how people do like it though.

2 Stars

3 thoughts on “I Crawl Through It by A.S. King

  1. I’ve seen a few people saying this was kind of confusing and not up their alley. I have an ARC from NetGalley but haven’t read it yet…probably won’t be reading this anytime soon, though. Sorry that you didn’t enjoy it more!

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  2. I’ve read other books by this author, and really loved one (Ask the PAssengers) — but in the last one I read (Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future), I found it mostly weird and surreal and couldn’t get into it at all, even though I read the whole thing. This sounds like one that I’ll pass.

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