The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig

The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig

Janesville, Wisconsin (cold in the sense that there is no God) 1994 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. Janesville, Wisconsin (cold in the sense that there is no God) 1994 The worst thing that's ever happened to ...

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Title:The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig
Author:Don Zolidis
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1368009611
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig Reviews

  • Kelly
    Nov 12, 2018
    This is the epitome of the kind of love story I love in YA: there's an ending that feels utterly deserved and that you're told right away would happen (it's not a romance with a capital R), and both of the characters have good and not-so-good qualities to them. Zolidis tells this story...
  • Tiffany
    Aug 04, 2018
    I had the good fortune to get an advance proof of this title, and I'm really glad I did. YA isn't a frequent genre (age bracket?) for me to read, but given that I finished this in two days, I'd say that this was a welcome and engaging departure from my usual fare. The author captures s...
  • Gary Anderson
    Nov 02, 2018
    Who?s ready for a funny YA book? The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig is the first novel from the prolific, frequently-produced playwright Don Zolidis. This on-again-off-again romance is told from Craig?s point of view as Amy breaks up with him not once, not twice, but you guessed i...
  • Samantha Clark
    Apr 12, 2018
    This is not your average YA love story, but it's a realistic one. In THE SEVEN TORMENTS OF AMY AND CRAIG, the couple are together, then they're not, then together, then not, then together... You see where I'm going with this. And this isn't a spoiler. It's on the jacket copy and the en...
  • Thamy
    Aug 11, 2018
    The book starts with a spoiler, this is not a happy ending. And yet, you still read it all the time wondering how it will actually end. 3.5, because of a loss in pace around the ending. Craig is an awkward nerd but he has finally made a move on Amy, one of the most popular girl i...
  • Michelle (Pink Polka Dot Books)
    Sep 30, 2018
    3.5 Stars Readable and interesting, but lacking that special something. I liked reading about the nerdy parts and thought the high school heartbreak parts felt so true. But I wanted that one extra THING to happen to take this book to the next level. ...
  • Tina
    Oct 30, 2018
    OMG, I loved this book! Will be my new favorite YA recommend! ...
  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    Nov 01, 2018
    How can I properly review this book? Not only is it set in one of the best decades to have grown up in, it was full of deeply flawed characters that made me want to hug them. The overall story was far more complex than I was prepared for. Craig was a bit of a social outcast and cons...
  • Books and Guacamole
    Apr 07, 2018
    I was prepared for this book to be hilarious, which it was. What I wasn?t prepared for was for it to be genuinely touching. Craig?s journey through his seven breakups with the same girl is a thoughtful and moving depiction of growing up and recognizing your own faults. ...
  • Tammy
    Apr 09, 2018
    As a teacher of ELA, I'm always interested in books for my students to enjoy. Most YA "romance" books have a feminine slant and are a hard sell for my guys. The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig is a great book for guys, and girls as well. I immediately bonded with Craig. As a twin, I kn...
  • Brenda Ayala
    Oct 10, 2018
    Craig is an obnoxious and self-obsessed butthead who can?t focus on anything else but his own minor problems. He?s also freaking funny because he?s such an idiot and learns how to NOT be an idiot, so there?s a nice redemption arc that makes reading this book have a nice pay ...
  • Beth
    Aug 13, 2018
    I didn't just like this book because I can deeply rate to '90s something nerds (although I can). I didn't just like this book because it made me laugh out loud (which it did). I didn't just like this book because it's non-linear and follows an emotional arc rather than a chronolo...
  • Shannon
    Feb 25, 2019
    A heartfelt book with a few laugh out loud moments. The characters felt extremely real. Even though it takes place in the mid-90s there's nothing that's not relatable now in it. In fact, the story line of Craig's dad losing his job just as Craig is about to leave for college hit incred...
  • Kat
    Dec 12, 2018
    This book was hilarious. It had me bursting out laughing while I was listening to it in my car. HIGHLY recommend! ...
  • Nancy Summers
    Jul 07, 2018
    Seven Torments chronicles the on-again, off-again romance of Amy and Craig over the course of their senior year. Craig, the geeky Dungeons and Dragons aficionado, is amazed to find that Amy, the beautiful and determined class president is interested in him and they start an unlikely ro...
  • ItsMeFray
    Apr 26, 2018
    Don Zolidis is a genius! He has created a realistic love story that I could see happening in real life. The best part is that you know how it will end but it still surprises you. I would never imagine Don Zolidis would make me cry, but he did. This master piece should be in everyone's ...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Oct 11, 2018
    First and foremost, I want to thank Zolidis for warning me that though this is a love story, there would be no HEA. So, yeah, he warned me, but I just kept hoping the outcome would change, because I am the sappiest sap alive. He prepared me for it, but I still cried. This book is ca...
  • Isidora
    Nov 05, 2018
    This is the book I would highly reccomemd! I liked the writing style and the atmosphere was magnificient. It really felt like I actually were in the 90s. Author is really skilled with words and that blew my mind.And that's the main reason why I gave this book 4 stars. I would like to...
  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    Oct 20, 2018
    ?Are you Okay?? she asked ?What?? ?You seem a little messed up.? ?I?m getting dumped! And I?m probably having an aneurysm or something.? ?I?m sorry.? ?I would appreciate in the future if you would stop breaking up with me.? This was a beautifully...
  • Holly
    Oct 14, 2018
    This book has to be one of the most realistic YA books that I read in a long time, set in a decade that I will forever love! You start the book with just one of the seven break-up's between Amy and Craig, from there you will go on this journey of teenage love that is happy one moment a...
  • Chrissie Morrison
    Dec 13, 2018
    Trying to summarize and categorize this book is rather difficult.  It's not so much because I am worried about spoiling things, but because the story defies all logic.  I mean, how could a book that talks about repeated break-ups be absolutely hilarious?  And, yet...  It was.  How...
  • Don Zolidis
    Jan 12, 2018
    So I may have written this book, but I will say clearly that it is the best thing I've ever done. So there. ...
  • Lindsi (Do You Dog-ear?)
    Oct 17, 2018
    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. Any quotes I use are from an unpublished copy and may not reflect the finished product. Pro: I really liked Craig and thought he was a wonderful perspective for this story! ...
  • Mischa Thrace
    Apr 20, 2018
    Don Zolidis' debut YA is destined to be a hit. By turns laugh-out-loud funny and heart-achingly bittersweet, The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig features an engaging cast of characters and the kind of realistic romance that,many teens will be able to relate to. Highly recommended! ...
  • T.M. Hall
    Jul 25, 2018
    Cleverly structured book that creates a page-turner in that we know this dude is going to be dumped seven times and we need to know why. I loved the male perspective on relationships and whether you're a girl or boy yourself, you'll be entertained by this book, and gain romance tips fr...
  • Jakkob
    Apr 21, 2018
    This book is amazing in every way, the story is humorous, awesome, and fun It made me laugh so many times. Whenever you open up the book, it just fills you up with joy ...
  • Matthew Black
    May 01, 2018
    The amount of love and care put into this book is so so evident. I?m so incredibly in awe of how realistic and wonderful this book is. If I could recommend one book every year, this would be the one. A+ work from one of my favorite authors. So excited for the rest of the world to exp...
  • Rhiannon Richardson
    May 04, 2018
    Craig is a senior in high school struggling to be a nerd in the small town of Janesville, Wisconsin. He?s been an outcast at school, at home, and sometimes even with his friends; but his whole life changes when he starts dating Amy. She is the best thing in his life, proof that takin...
  • Dhyan Patel
    Nov 11, 2018
    First off, I would like to say, I am currently doing one of Don Zolodis's plays, Game of Tiaras. It is amazing... but not as amazing as this. The way you play with our minds in such a way is wonderful, and the flat-out bittersweet storyline is so hysterical and unique. ...
  • Ben O'Neal
    Aug 21, 2018
    As a teacher, I think the way that Don Zolidis portrays young romance is so spot on. There's none of the romanticized, sickly-sweet romanticizing that can be so detrimental to young relationships. I don't mean to say that it isn't a good story. It definitely is. It's real and down to e...