THE SEVEN TORMENTS OF AMY & CRAIG
About the Book:
Title: THE SEVEN TORMENTS OF AMY & CRAIG
Author: Don Zolidis
Pub. Date: October 2, 2018
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Janesville, Wisconsin (cold in the sense that there is no God)
The worst thing that’s ever happened to Craig is also the best: Amy. Amy and Craig never should’ve gotten together. Craig is an awkward, Dungeons & Dragons-playing geek, and Amy is the beautiful, fiercely intelligent student-body president of their high school.
Yet somehow they did. Until Amy dumped him. Then got back together with him. Then dumped him again. Then got back together with him again. Over and over and over.
Unfolding during their senior year, Amy and Craig’s exhilarating, tumultuous relationship is a kaleidoscope of joy, pain, and laughter as an uncertain future-and adult responsibility-loom on the horizon.
Craig fights for his dream of escaping Janesville and finding his place at a quirky college, while Amy’s quest to uncover her true self sometimes involves being Craig’s girlfriend?and sometimes doesn’t.
Seven heartbreaks. Seven joys.Told non sequentially, acclaimed playwright Don Zolidis’s debut novel is a brutally funny, bittersweet taste of the utterly unique and utterly universal experience of first love.
MY REVIEW- Thank you Disney Books and Rockstar Book Tours for having me on this blog tour, and for letting me share my honest review.
I needed this book during this current time in my life, I needed something emotional, something sweet, something young and fresh, and something that would help me forget how hard it is being an adult sometimes.
I felt very reminiscent to my teenage years, and I had a hard time not thinking of my first love, and the relationship that him and I had. This book starts with a spoiler, which I found to be a very creative start to it, it automatically drew me in, and I wanted to find out what caused the first page. Just a fair warning, this isn’t a fluffy YA love story, it comes with a pretty emotional punch. I feel like maybe Don nailed the teenage romance aspect, and I find myself wondering how much research he did, because how he wrote about it was so spot on! I appreciated the well placed funny moments, and that it broke up the heart wrenching moments, so it wasn’t too heavy, and it wasn’t too light.
I plan on recommending this book to everyone, and shoving it in my teenage daughters face once she starts dating someone seriously. Very impactful, and a book that I will remember.
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Originally from Wisconsin, Don Zolidis is a novelist and one of the most-produced playwrights in America.
His first novel, The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig, will be published by Disney-Hyperion in October 2018.
He currently splits time between Texas and New York and aspires to owning a dog.
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