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Glory O'Brien's History of the Future

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Glory O'Brien's History of the Future

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$18.00 US | $20.00 CAN
Available Oct. 14, 2014

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  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Age Range: 15 & up
  • Grade Level: 10-17
  • Pages: 320
  • Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316222723

  About The Book

Graduating from high school is a time of limitless possibilities--but not for Glory, who has no plan for what's next. Her mother killed herself 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 sanctimonious new leader raises and 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, hoping her notes will help people understand how misguided and extremist behavior in the present will snowball into dire consequences. She may not see a future for herself, but she'll do everything in her power to make sure this one doesn't come to pass.

A.S. King's newest offering is a masterful portrayal 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.



Praise for Glory O'Brien's History of the Future:

A 2015 NAIBA Book of the Year (Children's Literature and YA)
A 2015 Andre Norton Award Nominee
A 2015 Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Winner
A 2015 Indie Choice Book Award Honor Book
A Kirkus Best YA Book of 2014
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2014
A 2015 YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book
A Boston Globe Best YA Book of 2014
A 2014 New York Public Library Best Book for Teens
A Bookpage Best YA Book of 2014
A Bustle.com Best YA Book of 2014
A Mashable Top 10 YA Book of 2014
A Winter 2014-2015 Kids' Indie Next List Book
A CCBC Choices 2015 List Book

"Wickedly clever...a genre-busting battlefield of a book." —Bestselling author Rick Yancey for The New York Times


King, A.S. (1532501)

A.S. King is the author of the highly acclaimed books Glory O'Brien's History of the Future; Reality Boy; Ask the Passengers, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize winner; Everybody Sees the Ants; and the Edgar Award nominated, Michael L. Printz Honor book Please Ignore Vera Dietz. She lives in Pennsylvania.

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