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Publisher Description

IF YOU CAME ACROSS AN ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE THING

AT 3 A.M. IN NEW YORK CITY . . .

WOULD YOU KEEP WALKING?

OR DO THE ONE THING THAT WOULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOREVER?

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The Carls just appeared . . .

While roaming the streets of New York City at 3 a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture she calls Carl. Delighted by its appearance - like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armour - 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.

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 centre of an 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 . . .

Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with how the social internet is changing fame and radicalisation; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration can follow a life in the public eye.

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'A fun, contemporary adventure that cares about who we are as humans, especially when faced with remarkable events' Kirkus (starred review)

'Hank Green hasn't just written a great mystery adventure (though he has), and he hasn't just written the most interesting meditation on the internet and fame I've ever seen (but he did that too), Hank has written a book [that] expands your mind while taking you on a hell of a ride' Joseph Fink, author of Welcome to Night Vale

'An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is pure book joy' Lev Grossman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Magicians Trilogy

'Fun and full of truth. To be honest, I'm a little irritated at how good the book is. I don't need this kind of competition' Patrick Rothfuss, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Kingkiller Chronicles

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2018
September 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Orion
SIZE
2.6
MB

Customer Reviews

OdiseoV ,

Thank you!

I hadn’t read a book in so long. This has made me itch for more and more to read. Getting to know the characters, getting to understand how their lives were changed by a simple event and the decisions they made at every turn. It was so much and it kept me coming for more. I even recommended the book to friends way before I even reached half of the book and they too are as excited about it as I am!

I’m by no means a book critic and I really don’t know what makes a book good or not other than “did I enjoy it? Did it teach me something I didn’t yet know? Did it allow me to see things from a different perspective?” This book did all of that and, more than that: it made me want to read more.

I have only one tiny complaint: she is a graphic designer working with “pixels and vectors” as clearly stated. The fact that she didn’t know HEX baffled me, as any digital designer nowadays has to deal with colours in that format. But oh well, we are not all perfect ☺️

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