An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

A Novel by Hank Green

Description: 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.

what the actual heck did I just read?.. what was that!? Okay. So maybe I need a bit of time to process this book in my mind..but a part of me doesn’t think that would help. That story was beyond ridiculous. In my opinion none of it made any sense. The aliens (if that’s what they technically were, who the hell even knows) other species that messed with peoples minds and physics just seemed so pointless, they caused that much drama and damage just to see the humans? Why? There was never an actual point explained. The main character is a bitch of epic proportions. She’s a jerk to everyone around her and all she wants is to hold on to this fake version of fame that she seems to have for posting a YouTube video and then ultimately lying to anyone and everyone about everything. She treats her friends and ex-girlfriend (but actual girlfriend at the beginning of the book) like total crap. Doesn’t care what they say or what they do as long as she’s the one benefiting from it… and there was a cliffhanger like as if the story could continue from there? I really didn’t get this book, and I don’t see how people enjoyed it.. not my thing, at all. The cover was pretty though.. so.. there’s that I guess.

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