Glory O'brien's History Of The Future

Paperback | June 2, 2015

byA.s. King

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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.
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 anything to make sure this one doesn't come to pass.

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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.Graduating from high school is a time of limitless possibilities--but not for Glory,...

A.S. King is the author of the highly acclaimedReality Boy;Ask the Passengers, aLos Angeles TimesBook Prize winner;Everybody Sees the Ants; and the Edgar Award nominated, Michael L. Printz Honor bookPlease Ignore Vera Dietz. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and children.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:June 2, 2015Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316222739

ISBN - 13:9780316222730

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! I loved it, and so did all the friend's I shared it with.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A.S. King does it again! As a huge A.S. King fan, I had to pick up Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future. And oh boy, this book is just as amazing as all of her other ones. While the concept of the novel seems really strange to others, I thought it was refreshing and uniquely quirky. When Glory and her best friend drink a dead bat, they start seeing people’s futures and pasts all at once. While all of this is happening, Glory is still struggling to figure out her place in the world- and she keeps wondering about her mother, who committed suicide 14 years before. In general, this book is entertaining, compelling, quirky and thought-provoking. I loved Glory’s point of view, and I definitely related to her. She struggled with finding herself, figuring out how she fit into the world of her parents, friends and post-high school life. I thought her point-of-view was refreshing compared to some other characters I’ve read about lately and I just loved that Glory was not two-dimensional. She liked photography, was fascinated with death, and sometimes was prone to over-thinking. She felt like an actual human being, and A.S. King is the best at writing realistic characters. And somehow incorporating magic into their very-real lives. The plot of the book, despite how it seemed, left me shocked at times and was definitely fast-paced. Never a dull moment for sure! The romance in this book was practically non-existent but what romance was in Glory was fantastic, I loved it. In general, Glory O’Brien’s History of The Future is another great novel by A.S. King. Even if Glory O’Brien doesn’t seem like your type of book, I highly recommend taking a look at other of A.S. King’s other novels because they are all fantastic.
Date published: 2015-01-21

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"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