A searing and dynamic novel from YA master A. S. King about tangled family secrets and white supremacy in suburban Pennsylvania, for readers of Angie Thomas' The Hate U Give.
A. S. King is the award-winning author of nine acclaimed YA novels. Please Ignore Vera Dietz earned a 2011 Michael L. Printz Honor and Ask the Passengers won the 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. King lives with her family in Pennsylvania, where she returned after a decade in Ireland living off the land and teaching adult literacy.
'One of the best YA writers working today.' * John Green, author of
The Fault in Our Stars *
'Maybe there are writers more adept than King at capturing the outrageous and outraged voice of teenagers, but it's difficult to think of one.' * New York Times *
'A.S. King challenges readers from the first page to the last. Dig will make you question the confines of your comfort zone-if you have one. An incredible addition to an already impressive body of work.' * Erin Entrada Kelly, New York Times bestselling author and Newbery medallist *
'This visceral examination of humanity's flaws and complexity...cultivates hope in a younger generation that's wiser and stronger than its predecessors.' * Booklist (starred review) *
'[This] strange and heart-wrenching tale is stunningly original.' * Kirkus Reviews *
'Profound...Offers hope that at least some of these characters will dig themselves out from under the legacy of hate they have unwillingly inherited.' * Publishers Weekly *
'Brutally candid, Dig is well worth the intellectual and emotional investment.' * Shelf Awareness *
'Dig represents the counter-intuitiveness of the best of the YA genre in being an ingeniously choreographed cautionary tale for all ages.' * ReadPlus *
'As with all her stories, there is an ethereal thread running through Dig that jabs at the reader with its honesty and dares you not to believe the magic of life...King gives a voice to the voiceless while at the same time encouraging such characters to speak for themselves.' * Nadia King *
'The delightful surrealism and masterful storytelling make this an unforgettable read that will linger long.' * School Library Journal *