Glory O'Brien's History of the Future

By KING, A. S.

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ISBN
9780316222723
Publisher
Little, Brown


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on September 1, 2014  |  Grades 9 and Up

Gr 9 Up—King returns with another wholly original work of magical realism. This eerie, provocative title centers on Glory O'Brien, on the verge of graduating high school. Though talented and whip-smart, Glory is an outsider whose social interactions are largely limited to her only friend, Ellie, who lives across the street in a commune, and her father, a one-time painter who's been floundering since the suicide of Glory's mother 12 years earlier. Both girls realize they have the power to see the past—and future—of s...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on October 1, 2014

Still haunted by her mother's suicide years ago, seventeen-year-old Glory is certain she'll die young, too, and can envision no future for herself. Until, that is, she ingests dessicated bat remains and begins receiving eerie "transmissions" from people around her -- details about and images of their ancestors and/or descendants. The scenes from the future depict a shocking Second Civil War, sparked by rampant institutional misogyny, in which a white-haired Glory is a prominent rebel fighter. Maybe she doe...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

Glory ingests dessicated bat remains and begins receiving eerie "transmissions" from people around her--and scenes from the future depicting a Secon...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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