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
Rating:
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

    So I may have written this book, but I will say clearly that it is the best thing I've ever done. So there. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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

    So I may have written this book, but I will say clearly that it is the best thing I've ever done. So there. ...

    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

    So I may have written this book, but I will say clearly that it is the best thing I've ever done. So there. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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

    So I may have written this book, but I will say clearly that it is the best thing I've ever done. So there. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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

    So I may have written this book, but I will say clearly that it is the best thing I've ever done. So there. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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

    So I may have written this book, but I will say clearly that it is the best thing I've ever done. So there. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

  • Sarah Michele
    Nov 04, 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    I loved this book. I think I would have loved it even if I hadn't been a nerdy teenager in the 1990s (these characters graduate from high school in 1994; I graduated in 1995), but Don has managed to so effectively capture that particular experience* that I can't separate the plot f...

  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)
    Nov 01, 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    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

    So I may have written this book, but I will say clearly that it is the best thing I've ever done. So there. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    So I may have written this book, but I will say clearly that it is the best thing I've ever done. So there. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    So I may have written this book, but I will say clearly that it is the best thing I've ever done. So there. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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

    So I may have written this book, but I will say clearly that it is the best thing I've ever done. So there. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

  • Laura ( Latteandbooks )
    Aug 03, 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    I loved this book. I think I would have loved it even if I hadn't been a nerdy teenager in the 1990s (these characters graduate from high school in 1994; I graduated in 1995), but Don has managed to so effectively capture that particular experience* that I can't separate the plot f...

    This quirky YA Contemporary will take you back to your first high school boyfriend/girlfriend and remind you of all the uncertainty that came with it. The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig is a uniquely written contemporary that takes you back and forth between the past and present, from...

    This is the first book that I have read by this author and I have to say.. I really enjoyed it. There was also a little something at the beginning of the book before the chapter started an I kind of like that. I feel like some more authors should do that. This book was also set in the ...

  • Nancy Summers
    Jul 07, 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

  • Sarah (The Clever Reader)
    Oct 22, 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    I loved this book. I think I would have loved it even if I hadn't been a nerdy teenager in the 1990s (these characters graduate from high school in 1994; I graduated in 1995), but Don has managed to so effectively capture that particular experience* that I can't separate the plot f...

    This quirky YA Contemporary will take you back to your first high school boyfriend/girlfriend and remind you of all the uncertainty that came with it. The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig is a uniquely written contemporary that takes you back and forth between the past and present, from...

  • ItsMeFray
    Apr 26, 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    So I may have written this book, but I will say clearly that it is the best thing I've ever done. So there. ...

    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...

    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...

  • Karen Reed
    Aug 24, 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    I loved this book. I think I would have loved it even if I hadn't been a nerdy teenager in the 1990s (these characters graduate from high school in 1994; I graduated in 1995), but Don has managed to so effectively capture that particular experience* that I can't separate the plot f...

    This quirky YA Contemporary will take you back to your first high school boyfriend/girlfriend and remind you of all the uncertainty that came with it. The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig is a uniquely written contemporary that takes you back and forth between the past and present, from...

    This is the first book that I have read by this author and I have to say.. I really enjoyed it. There was also a little something at the beginning of the book before the chapter started an I kind of like that. I feel like some more authors should do that. This book was also set in the ...

    I loved this book! I found the humor in this writing hilarious. As a student, I can relate to this book and the characters within it. Both Craig and Amy are like highschool students, and I find this book very true. I loved reading it, and, I would recommend for any other individual to...

    This book immediately felt like a John Hughes movie. Craig's voice was so authentic and relatable. I felt like I was hearing him seeing him, not just reading a character. This story is about the love and heartbreak of Amy and Craig. At the very beginning you learn that this is a ro...

  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    Oct 20, 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

  • Texan Holly Reads
    Oct 14, 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

  • 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

    So I may have written this book, but I will say clearly that it is the best thing I've ever done. So there. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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

    So I may have written this book, but I will say clearly that it is the best thing I've ever done. So there. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    So I may have written this book, but I will say clearly that it is the best thing I've ever done. So there. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    So I may have written this book, but I will say clearly that it is the best thing I've ever done. So there. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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

    So I may have written this book, but I will say clearly that it is the best thing I've ever done. So there. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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

    So I may have written this book, but I will say clearly that it is the best thing I've ever done. So there. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    So I may have written this book, but I will say clearly that it is the best thing I've ever done. So there. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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

    So I may have written this book, but I will say clearly that it is the best thing I've ever done. So there. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Ady Arrnett
    Sep 28, 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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 ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    I loved this book. I think I would have loved it even if I hadn't been a nerdy teenager in the 1990s (these characters graduate from high school in 1994; I graduated in 1995), but Don has managed to so effectively capture that particular experience* that I can't separate the plot f...

    This quirky YA Contemporary will take you back to your first high school boyfriend/girlfriend and remind you of all the uncertainty that came with it. The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig is a uniquely written contemporary that takes you back and forth between the past and present, from...

    This is the first book that I have read by this author and I have to say.. I really enjoyed it. There was also a little something at the beginning of the book before the chapter started an I kind of like that. I feel like some more authors should do that. This book was also set in the ...

    I loved this book! I found the humor in this writing hilarious. As a student, I can relate to this book and the characters within it. Both Craig and Amy are like highschool students, and I find this book very true. I loved reading it, and, I would recommend for any other individual to...