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.
"A nuanced portrayal... This is a story about healing." (Publishers Weekly)
"King's trademarks - attuned first-person narrative, convincing dialogue, realistic language, and fitting quirkiness - connect effectively in this disturbing, yet hopeful novel." (School Library Journal)
"King's writing is tighter, more focused, and better than ever... [An] intense and incredibly fresh plot." (VOYA)
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Great Story, Shame About Glory
I couldn't get past drinking the decomposed bat
Maybe, but this one was totally not what I expected.
Never drink a decomposed bat, really what in the world were these people smoking when they came up with drinking a bat? I couldn't get past that.
This book was totally not what I expected and unfortunately not in a positive way.
Glory & her best friend are about to graduate from HS when they get drunk one night and drink a decomposed bat (wth). The effects of drinking the bat are that the girls start seeing people's pasts and futures where apparently there will be another world war, but both girls see different pasts and futures. I'm assuming to remind you of different people have different perspectives. This book is told from a extremely feminist POV.
I felt it went everywhere and nowhere at the same time, never really capturing my attention