From the "author to watch" (Kirkus Reviews) of The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley comes a brand-new novel about a teenage boy who must decide whether or not the world is worth saving.
Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world will end in 144 days, and all Henry has to do to stop it is push a big red button.
Only he isn't sure he wants to.
After all, life hasn't been great for Henry. His mom is a struggling waitress held together by a thin layer of cigarette smoke. His brother is a jobless dropout who just knocked someone up. His grandmother is slowly losing herself to Alzheimer's. And Henry is still dealing with the grief of his boyfriend's suicide last year.
Wiping the slate clean sounds like a pretty good choice to him.
But Henry is a scientist first, and, facing the question thoroughly and logically, he begins to look for pros and cons: in the bully who is his perpetual one-night stand, in the best friend who betrayed him, in the brilliant and mysterious boy who walked into the wrong class. Weighing the pain and the joy that surrounds him, Henry is left with the ultimate choice: push the button and save the planet and everyone on it...or let the world - and his pain - be destroyed forever.
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Superb touching, captivating story with big ideas
In the top 10. It instantly grabs you and makes you care about the main character. That's a rare quality which some established authors fail to do.
The way it is written. Mr Hutchinson has a beautiful turn of phrase, never over writes, gives us just enough to make a passionate other worldly story about, ocassionally, pedestrian things.
yes. I failed but I powered through it in two days.
Mr Hutchinson please make more books available on audible.
The main character, everyone but him is potentially interesting. The bleakness of a person who has given up to the point of sacrificing the entire planet for the sake of his love life is, while relatable to some I'm sure, ridiculous.
This book most resembles "The Perks of Being a Wallflower." If you are a chronically depressed teen, this book will be relatable to you, but given your condition, I'm unsure you should read it. If this does not describe you, the mundanity of the problems in this book coupled with the insane reactions of an emotionally immature teen should not be entertainment, and the ideas and realizations about life that come out of the story are just as mundane. I rarely write negative reviews, do not buy.