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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

by Hank Green

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An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green
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    Sep 2018, 352 pages

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Erin Szczechowski
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After 23-year-old April May uploads a video of herself making contact with a robot of alien origin, she is confronted with the strange, amazing and dangerous ramifications of fame.

As one half of the extremely popular YouTube duo "Vlogbrothers" (the other half being his brother John Green), Hank Green is no stranger to fame, and consequently in a good position to explore this theme in his debut novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. While some might have worried if Hank could live up to his brother's literary reputation, clearly any concerns were allayed when An Absolutely Remarkable Thing debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list in its first week on sale. Hank is also treading his own path by writing with adults in mind (though its sci-fi themes will likely appeal to younger readers as well) while John's books have focused on the young adult genre.

Superficially, the book is about giant robots sent from outer space but on a deeper level it is about the corrupting influence of fame, particularly on a young person whose identity may not be fully ...

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