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Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by @AS_King #NewRelease #YA

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I adore Amy, or A.S. King as far as the books are concerned. Amy Del Rosso introduced me and because of the amazing group of authors at Penguin I have found Young Adult books I actually will not only stand behind but scream to the rafters about how awesome they are. Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future is another one of those reads. In fact anything by A.S. King is one of those reads. And on that note…

HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY, A.S. KING!

psssssssssssss make sure you tweet to let her know!

“A.S. King is one of the best Y.A. writers working today.” New York Times Book Review

“King returns with another wholly original work of magical realism. Beautifully strange, entirely memorable.” —School Library Journal (starred)

* “A novel full of provocative ideas and sharply observed thoughts about the pressures society places on teenagers, especially girls.” Publishers Weekly (starred)

Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by @AS_King #NewRelease #YAGlory O Brien S History of the Future
by A.S. King
Pages: 320
Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
Published by Little Brown BfYR
on October 14, 2014
Genres: Magical Realism, Young Adult
Amazon • Barnes & Noble • Book Depository • Kobo • Audible •Narrator: Christine Lakin
• Goodreads •

Would you try to change the world if you thought it 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.

A must-read Printz Honor author’s masterpiece about freedom, feminism, and the future.

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.

About A.S. King

A.S. King is the author of the highly-acclaimed REALITY BOY, 2013 LA Times Book Prize winner ASK THE PASSENGERS, 2012 ALA Top Ten Book for Young Adults EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS, and 2011 Michael L. Printz Honor Book PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ. She is also the author of the ALA Best Books for Young Adults THE DUST OF 100 DOGS as well as a collection of award-winning short stories for adults, MONICA NEVER SHUTS UP.

Look for Amy's work in anthologies DEAR BULLY, BREAK THESE RULES and LOSING IT. (And brace yourself for 2014's novel, GLORY O'BRIEN'S HISTORY OF THE FUTURE.) Find more at www.as-king.com.

 

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