Everybody Sees the Ants

Posted on June 14, 2013


by A. S. King
Little Brown 2011
Young Adult
Overburdened by his parents’ bickering and a bully’s attacks, fifteen-year-old Lucky Linderman begins dreaming of being with his grandfather, who went missing during the Vietnam War, but during a visit to Arizona, his aunt and uncle and their beautiful neighbor, Ginny, help him find a new perspective.

Book Trailers 1.  

Discussion Questions/Guides
 Educator’s Guide from Little, Brown.


Author Information
 A. S. King’s Webpage. Her Facebook page. Her Twitter page. Author Interview.

Related Activities & Curriculum Connections

Reading Levels
: 710. Accelerated Reader: Level 4.2.

 Common Sense MediaExaminer.com. Forever Young Adult. Horn BookKirkus ReviewsPublisher’s Weekly.
Blogs: . Book Smugglers. Guys Lit Wire. Kidliterate. Reading Rants.

 “A.S. King and C. J. Bott Talk About Bullying” (English Journal 2012). “But Does Everybody Love the Ants?” by Sara Couri (SLJ October 5, 2011). “Bullying = Torture? A.S. King and Everybody Sees the Ants” by Lyn Miller-Lachmann (TimesUnion.com, December 26, 2011). “How Paul Zindel Saved My Life” by A. S. King (Nerdy Book Club). “The Writer’s Middle Finger (How to Grow it, Groom it, Love it, and Stretch it)” by A.S. King (Backspace, 2009)

Other Books to Read
 Books About Bullying from the Beverly Hills Public LibraryNerdfighter Book Recommendations: A Gift Giving Guide for Nerdfightastic Readers from John Green.