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Reality Boy by A.S. King

Reality Boy was a gift from my brother last Christmas, but I only just got round to reading it. Published in 2013, it’s a modern book set in today’s era portraying how a former reality show child ‘star’ grows into an angry teenage boy. Gerald, lives with his Mother, Father and older sister Tasha. His other sister is currently attending collage across the pond in Glasgow. She escaped, and Gerald can’t work out if he’s pleased for her, or angry that she left him in this mess. The Faust family starred in a reality TV show back when Gerard was a toddler. Like all toddlers, he had behavioural issues. When he was feeling particularly angry, defiant or hard-done-by, Gerald would crap. Everywhere. And I mean everywhere; on the dinner table, in the wardrobe and even in his Mother’s shoes. And all of that was aired for the whole of the…