This Week's Pick: Glory O'Brien's History of the Future by A. S. King
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: October 14th, 2014
WOULD YOU TRY TO CHANGE THE WORLD
IF YOU THOUGHT YOU HAD NO FUTURE?
Graduating from high school is a time of limitless possibilities—but not for Glory, who has no plan for what's next. Her mother committed suicide when Glory was only four years old, and she’s never stopped wondering if she will eventually go the same way...until a transformative night when she begins to experience an astonishing new power to see a person’s infinite past and future. From ancient ancestors to many generations forward, Glory is bombarded with visions—and what she sees ahead of her is terrifying.
A tyrannical new leader raises an army. Women’s rights disappear. A violent second civil war breaks out. And young girls vanish daily, sold off or interned in camps. Glory makes it her mission to record everything she sees, hoping her notes will somehow make a difference. She may not see a future for herself, but she’ll do everything in her power to make sure this one doesn’t come to pass.
In this masterpiece about freedom, feminism, and destiny, Printz Honor author A.S. King tells the epic story of a girl coping with devastating loss at long last—a girl who has no idea that the future needs her, and that the present needs her even more.
Although I've heard numerous things about her, I've never read a book by A. S. King. She's always been on my radar, but I haven't gotten around to grabbing one of her books. When I read the summary for Glory O'Brien's History of the Future though, I knew I was going to be fixing that very soon. A book about feminism, magical realism, AND mental health? Sign me right the heck up. I cannot wait to dive right into this one!
What are you waiting on this week?
- Ciara (Lost at Midnight)