Book Review: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

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Reviewed by: Savannah
Genre: Fiction
Format: Hardcover

Page count: 336 Pages
Rating: 4/5 stars
In stock: Not Yet

As a long-time fan of the Green brothers I was very excited when I heard that Hank Green was releasing a book. As soon as I got it I dove right in. I immediately was drawn in by the main character and just wanted to know what happened. While, I personally found that it was obvious it was written by a first time writer I was still really interested. The plot wasn’t like anything  have previously encountered. I’ll give you the synopsis from Goodreads

“The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship–like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor–April and her friend Andy make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world–everywhere from Beijing to Buenos Aires–and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight.

Now April has to deal with the pressure on her relationships, her identity, and her safety that this new position brings, all while being on the front lines of the quest to find out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us.”

This book is a very fun and fast read, so if you’re looking for something along those lines this could be the one for you. Of all the books I have read this year this isn’t one I’d tell everyone they must read, but if they seem into the concept of the book I would then recommend it. It is definitely a suggestion if you just want something fun and fast to read with some social commentary on celebrity culture without getting too deep and in-depth that you get overwhelmed. Overall, it was an enjoyable book, and I will now wait for the sequel to be written and then published.

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