An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green

Hey guys!

I am back again with a new review for you all, and this one is for a book that I thoroughly enjoyed!

I have loved Hank Green for quite a while now, ever since I saw him on Youtube. Therefore, I was so excited to see that he had a new book coming out, I had to get it in my hands as soon as possible.

I received this novel from Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review!

Let’s jump into it.


Goodreads Rating: 4.21/524233708
Pages: 352 Pages
Publisher: Dutton
Published: September 25th, 2018
Genre: Fiction, Sci-Fi, YA

Plot:
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.


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I read this novel just recently and was surprised with how much I really loved it.

Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t expect to hate this book, but when reading Sci-Fi, it’s usually a hit or miss for whether I like the novel. I’m so glad this was a hit.

This novel covered some very important topics, whilst still being a fun adventure in which we get to figure out the mystery of these random Carls that appeared out of nowhere.

The writing in this novel was so incredibly well done. I was captivated constantly, and I loved the structure of the novel because it really helped me read it without noticing how much I had read.

This story really makes you think about society as a whole and how one thing could change how we work together and how we see our peers. Throughout this novel I loved seeing how the Carls impacted society and how people, who usually would never speak to one another, began to work together to solve these mysteries the Carls brought with them. It was also interesting to see that despite all the people who were working together, there will always be a group of individuals who will go against the grain and try to instil hate in every situation.

April May was such an interesting and multi-faceted character to follow. Of course fame changes everyone, but it was interesting to see her go from a semi-broke individual with not much going on to a newly-rich individual who has become a household name. I loved seeing her growth throughout this novel, the negative and the positive. Her character progression seemed very accurate in terms of how anyone would begin to act when experiencing what she experienced.

I also really loved the minor characters we met throughout this story. Maya and Andy were some characters that I wish we were able to see more of, and I really hope we do get to see more in the sequel.

All in all, this novel was so incredibly fun and eye opening. It was exactly what I wanted during the time that I read it, and I cannot wait to see what the sequel brings, especially after that ending….


That concludes my review for An Absolutely Remarkable Thing by Hank Green.

Thank you so much for reading and don’t forget to follow my blog as well as my other social media sites.

Until next time,

Rimpy Toor

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