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Glory O'Brien's History of the Future
Glory O'Brien's History of the Future | A.S. King
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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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Mehso-so

This was a weird book. Two girls drink a bat and gain the ability to see the past and the future. I liked the parts that predicted what was going to happen, but the main story line felt thin to me.

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Johanna414
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When I get bored at work, I put up new book displays... today I did Weird Fiction.

Any titles you would add? What is your favorite weird fiction book?
#schoollibraries #litsyloveslibraries #librariansoflitsy #weirdfiction

Tamra I loved this weird creepy novel! (edited) 12mo
Johanna414 @Tamra that does sound cool! 12mo
thevictoriousone Ooh I loved the Accident Season! That one was sooo good! 12mo
thevictoriousone What about the Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater?? That ones falls on this side of weird, I think. 12mo
Johanna414 @thevictoriousone I can‘t believe I didn‘t think of that one! One of my favorite series! 12mo
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GondorGirl
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Glory O'Brian is 17 years old when she drinks a petrified bat (that might be God) and starts receiving transmissions of past and future generations.

Through these visions she learns about a second civil war started by a misogynistic megalomaniac who has girls kidnapped to his New America for breeding purposes.

The one thing Glory can't see is herself. Does she have a role to play in the future, or will she die from suicide like her mother?

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GondorGirl This book wasn't quite fiction, and wasn't quite scifi. In fact, it was like nothing I've ever read before. And it was ASTOUNDING. Honestly one of the best books I've read in years. It completely blew my mind. I was a fan of A.S. King before, but now i'm a devoted follower. 1y
hermyknee Yes! I loved this one, too. I love everything she writes. 1y
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blondie
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What an INCREDIBLE book.
It was strange and beautiful. A book about mental illness, literally knowing parts of the future because of a bat they drank, figuring out friendships & understanding family. The bat part might throw everyone off, but trust me, it was great.

5⭐

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blondie
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My adorable new night light. (From the Wish app. 😍)

ferskner I love that book! Super weird and awesome. 2y
DivineDiana It is adorable! 2y
blondie @ferskner I totally agree! I'm enjoying it a lot. :) 2y
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blondie
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I think she can sense when I'm not feeling well. She didn't stick around long, but even a little bit of cuddles is nice. 🖤

jfalkens Hope you feel better soon xxx 2y
Trashcanman Hope you feel better soon. 🙂 2y
AmyG Feel better. 2y
MelissaSue81 I had a cat that was always always always with whomever was sick in the house. She was the best nurse Cat. 2y
Crazeedi Kitties always know when we're under the weather. ❤ 2y
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blondie
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Late night reads. 🖤

Zelma I love A.S. King but found this one so weird. 😆 2y
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Jadams1776
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My current listen. It‘s making me really glad I can‘t see the future.

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Brie
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SoniaC
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This is quite a timely book. It's bizarre but definitely hits some good points. Glory is a pretty cool character and the history of the future she sees is all to possible feeling in our current state. I definitely wanted to read even more.

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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One thing I did see was the collapse of the most basic services. Women work in a lot of places. I don't think any of those lawmakers who passed the laws ever thought about what would happen when they opened the loophole.
Or maybe they did and they just didn't care.

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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"I have a plan," I said, thinking about how I didn't have a plan.

Lindy A great book. 👍 3y
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bellasocks
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Solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ not your typical YA..dystopian, feminism, communes, bats!! All the things! This was my first time reading this author. I'll definitely be checking out the backlist!

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bellasocks
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..listening and loving!!

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debsbooks
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"We are all made from star dust and we will all return to star dust, like a cosmic palindrome."

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kite81
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Glory O'Brien's mother committed suicide when she was 4 years old. Naturally, that left Glory with a lot of questions and a tremendous amount of emotional bullshit to wade through. This incredible novel weaves the story of Glory figuring out what it means to have a meaningful life, a bizarre decision to drink a bat, and truth bombs dropping on our protagonist that fill us in on some backstory. Oh, and don't forget her fierce feminism.

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bookshopsc
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Glory is a heroine I need today. She must choose between hope and despair, between giving up and fighting back. She must accept herself and whatever the future may bring - but that doesn't mean she needs to stand down and let it wash over her. Glory has to chose to live, to survive, to fight. And I need that message so much right now. Read this. Resist. Don't give up. - Flannery

Gina Cleaver pic! ♡♡♡ 3y
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katcanwrite
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Really cool concept of seeing other people's "infinities."

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katcanwrite
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Currently reading!

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Bianca
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This is the book that'd be going with me on my journey with the aliens. 👽 #FunFridayPhoto

Lindy Excellent choice! 3y
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JessReads
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mischa
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#riotgrams #makeabookface Because I don't put photos of myself on the internet, I decided to just show you a book with a face on the cover. It also just happens to be a favourite cover and book. 🙃

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SoniaC
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So what I thought was an unlabeled secret santa package the other day turned out to be a surprise from my best friend and book buddy. She is amazing!

MrBook 😁👏🏻🙌🏻 3y
TheLondonBookworm That's so coooool!! 😍😍 3y
SoniaC @TheLondonBookworm I was stunned! Such a thoughtful surprise. 3y
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annahenke
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How did I get so behind on the photo challenge?! Here's my pick for #longtitle

It was a weird, futuristic ya read that I would recommend. The two main characters drink bats and then can see the future...yeah, that's the gist. #ya

CherylDeFranceschi I thought that book was incredible! 3y
Hrhadrienne I finished this a couple of weeks ago. I second everything you said. King is coming to my town this month. I'm excited to see her. 3y
Batman Is it just me or does the model on the cover look like the one from Paper Towns? 3y
mischa I adored this book! 3y
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Britafish
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I really loved this super unusual YA novel that mixes post-apocalyptic visions with coming to terms with your family, who your real friends are, and forming your own identity. Also the future here is made particularly chilling by Trump's momentum.

MrBook You talked me into it. 4y
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emtobiasz
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Spent a long time agonizing over my next audiobook, but so far this has been an EXCELLENT choice.

LiteraryinLititz A.S. King is awesome! I have seen her at my local indie bookstore and she is super nice and chill in person. :) 4y
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Britafish
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I love when YA books strut their teen angst! And I'm amused by how much this quote resonates with me, now in my 30s.

ColleenLindsay Love A.S. King! 4y
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alisonrose
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Fun idea: tell someone the basic premise of this book in one sentence, with no further explanation, with a straight face, and see how they react. A unique book with some super weirdness but also a lot of relatable real-life shit. Quite a combo! 4/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose
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Now reading - my first A.S. King 😊

Lindy A fine choice! 4y
alisonrose @Lindy 😊👍🏻 4y
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elkeo_TheBookDragon
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"I stayed quiet...If I'd opened my mouth, a dragon would have flown out."

#bookquote #greatquotes

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GirlNamedJesse
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Not gonna lie. Sometimes I find myself hilarious.
👁CU

BookishFeminist 😂😂 4y
soulcleverbooks I love this display!! 4y
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