Glory O'Brien's History of the Future by A.S. King

Reviewed by: 
Kari
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$10.99
ISBN: 9780316222730
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 2nd, 2015

Glory O'Brien is graduating high school and currently has no plans for the future. Frankly, after her mother died when Glory was only four, she never thought she would have one. But when she and her next door neighbor decide to drink the remains of a petrified bat they found in a barn... everything shifts: Glory and her neighbor begin to get transmissions from everyone they lock eyes with. Images of ancestors and descendants flash before Glory's eyes and she decides to write down what she sees. Read this if you enjoy magical realism and strong topical themes - Glory is a feminist, the survivor of her mother's suicide, and an artist in her own right, and she navigates the world in such a solid way that I would firmly hand this book to any teen and hope it might influence their view of the world around them.