In this fearless portrayal of a boy on the edge, highly acclaimed Printz Honor author A. S. King explores the desperate reality of a former child "star" struggling to break free of his anger. Gerald Faust knows exactly when he started feeling angry: the day his mother invited a reality TV crew into his five-year-old life. Twelve years later, he is still haunted by his rage-filled youth-which the entire world got to watch from every imaginable angle-and his anger issues have resulted in violent outbursts, zero friends, and clueless adults dumping him in the special education room at school. No one cares that Gerald has tried to learn to control himself; they're all just waiting for him to snap. And he's starting to feel dangerously close to doing just that-until he chooses to create possibilities for himself that he never knew he deserved.
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by Stephen King
by Claire King
by Laurie R. King
by W. Somerset Maugham
by Ed McBain
by William J. Caunitz
"At the age of 5, Gerald became Òthe Crapper,Ó known for inappropriate defecating on a reality TV show that focused on his family. Narrator Michael Stellman portrays Gerald at age 17 with all his complicated layers. Gerald has been in anger management counseling for years. StellmanÕs skillful narration melds the teenÕs fury with confusion as he Òwakes from his ten-year-old napÓ to explore the causes of his extreme behavior. StellmanÕs narration shifts rapidly and believably between flares and more subtle icy anger as Gerald realizes the effects of TV, his sociopathic sister, and living with a reputation unjustly earned at an early age. StellmanÕs reading takes listeners below the surface to experience GeraldÕs transformation and courage as he escapes isolation and abandons a comforting fantasy world to find real love. S.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"
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