Glory O'Brien's History of the Future

Glory O'Brien's History of the Future

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When Glory O'Brien is transformed by a power to see a person's infinite past and future, she's bombarded with visions of a terrifying world: a second civil war breaks out, and girls vanish daily. And even though Glory may not see a future for herself, she'll do anything to make sure this one doesn't come to pass.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 140 x 209 x 25mm | 308g
  • Little, Brown Young Readers
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0316222739
  • 9780316222730
  • 290,849

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"Wickedly clever...a genre-busting battlefield of a book."-Bestselling author Rick Yancey for The New York Times
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* "An indictment of our times with a soup on of magical realism.... Will inspire a new wave of activists."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Glory is a wry, occasionally acerbic narrator, exhibiting the balance of truth-telling and blindness so common to smart teens. In trademark King style, the chapters alternate between daily life and troubled future, despair and humor, rage and acceptance."--Shelf Awareness "The characters will stay with readers long after they finish the novel....Highly recommended."--VOYA "You won't be able to put down this futuristic story about a girl who starts having visions of both the past and the future-in which she sees an end to women's rights and a civil war between sexes."--Teen Vogue "This book reminds you to get scared. It reminds you that battles fought aren't always won, that history repeats itself, that what we take for granted can easily be dismantled."--"Birthday by Birthday, a Starter Library for Young Feminists" --BNTeenblog * "King continues to be one of the most original (yet accessible) YA writers today, and the magical realism element accentuates the humanity of the narrative."--The Bulletin, starred review * "King performs an impressive balancing act here, juggling the magic realism of Glory's visions with her starkly realistic struggle.... [A] powerful, moving, and compellingly complex coming-of-age story."--Booklist, starred review * "A novel full of provocative ideas and sharply observed thoughts about the pressures society places on teenagers, especially girls."--Publishers Weekly, starred review *"Not only thoroughly original but also uniquely compelling and deeply memorable."--Horn Book, starred review * "This beautifully strange, entirely memorable book will stay with readers."--School Library Journal, starred review "Wickedly clever...a genre-busting battlefield of a book."--Bestselling author Rick Yancey for The New York Times
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About A. S. King

A.S. King is the author of the highly acclaimed books Glory O'Brien's History of the Future; Reality Boy; Ask the Passengers, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner; Everybody Sees the Ants; and the Edgar Award nominated, Michael L. Printz Honor book Please Ignore Vera Dietz. She lives in Pennsylvania.
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Rating details

8,566 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 31% (2,645)
4 34% (2,943)
3 23% (1,995)
2 8% (671)
1 4% (312)
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