Friday, September 19, 2014

Up and Coming:Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King

Librarian M has a review of one of our most anticipated books of the fall!

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

Release Date:  October 14, 2014

Glory O’Brien is about to graduate high school when she and her best friend from the commune across the street drink a bat, which causes her to be able to see people’s pasts and futures just by looking at them. Suddenly, the girl with no plans knows what is going to happen for decades to come.

Glory is stuck pretty fiercely in the present. She and her father have never properly dealt with her mother’s suicide, and she doesn’t seem to have put much thought into what to do after high school. Her new power is just the jolt she needs to reevaluate her relationships (including her relationship with her mother) and make a plan for going forward.

Glory is a thoughtful main character and her ability to see into the future allows King to weave in some political commentary along with Glory’s personal journey. I know this sounds like a very weird premise, but if you trust King to pull it off I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

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