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The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig - Don Zolidis - <span class="date-display-single">10/18/2018 - 10:00am</span>

The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig

10/18/2018 - 10:00am

- Madison East High School

Seven breakups. Seven makeups. Told non-sequentially, critically acclaimed playwright Don Zolidis’ debut novel, The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig is a brutally funny, bittersweet taste of the unique yet universal experience of first love. Zolidis' sharp, punchy voice and morbidly humorous snapshots of Craig’s unfortunate love life make for an engaging and heartfelt read sure to resonate with teen readers.


The worst thing that’s ever happened to Craig is also the best: Amy. Craig and Amy should never have gotten together. Craig is a Dungeons and Dragons master with no life skills and Amy is the beautiful, fiercely intelligent student body president of their high school. Yet somehow they did until Amy dumped him. Then got back together with him. Seven times to be exact. Over the course of their senior year, Amy and Craig’s exhilarating, tumultuous relationship is a kaleidoscope of joy and pain as an uncertain future and adult responsibility looms on the horizon. Craig fights for his dream of escaping Janesville and finding his place at a quirky college, while Amy’s quest to uncover her true self sometimes involves being Craig’s girlfriend and sometimes doesn’t. 

Don Zolidis

About Presenter Don Zolidis


Don Zolidis grew up in Wisconsin, went to college in Minnesota, and is mostly known for being a really funny playwright. For the past five years, he’s been the most-produced playwright in American schools. His more than one hundred published plays have been performed tens of thousands of times, and have appeared in sixty-four different countries. He currently splits his time between New York and Texas, and has two adorable boys who will someday read this book and have a lot of questions. The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig is his first novel.


The Seven Torments of Amy & Craig

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