Review: Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S King

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Hi readers:


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 dysfunctional family is fine. And he didn't ask to be the target of Nader McMillan's relentless bullying, which has finally gone too far. 

But Lucky has a secret--one that helps him wade through the daily mundane 
torture of his life...

In his dreams, Lucky escapes to the war-ridden jungles of Laos--the prison his grandfather couldn't escape--where Lucky can be a real man, an adventurer, and a hero. It's dangerous and wild, and it's a place where his life just might be worth living. 

But how long can Lucky keep hiding in his dreams before reality forces its way inside?


Everybody Sees the Ants, is this amazing masterpiece of literature, it made me happy and me feel silly and sad, it made me feel human. The main character suffers from extreme bullying, in some way he now feel numb and I don´t remember in which book I read that is better to feel pain than feel numb because when you are numb it means that you have gave up and this story is about never giving up no matter how hard is getting to keep trying. This book touches sensitive topic like cheating, bullying, suicide and family abuse, but it is not a depressing book is a book that gives you hope, the hope to keep on.

Lucky (the main character) has emotional scars and physical scars. His attacker call him names; fag, douchebag, garbage etc. Lucky almost gave up but he didn’t and this is a great role model to all the teenagers. I´ve suffered from bullying people have called me fag, queer, woman etc. Just because I´m different I don´t like the same things normal guys like, I felt that being different was wrong but thanks to my parents and friends I know that people will try to beat us down but we don´t have to let them, we have to fight against them, but not with our fist instead we have to use our words, we have to try to make them reason that what they are doing is wrong and if that doesn’t change anything than we need to search help from bigger authorities, but you don’t have to keep quiet.

The book is name Everybody Sees the Ants because he actually sees ants and talks to them and they respond, but this is almost a metaphor that we all have problems even our bullyers, so we need to understand everybody, no one is perfect and no one has normal life, they are always bumps in the road.


Pages: 279

Published: October 3, 2011

Publisher: Little Brown Books for YA

Recommended Ages: 15-18

Book type: Realistic Fiction

Genre: Young Adult/Magical Realism

I give this book. 

(Now this book is my favorite)