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We Are the Ants

Shaun David Hutchinson

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From the "author to watch” (Kirkus Reviews) of The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley comes an "equal parts sarcastic and profound” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) novel about a teenage boy who must decide whether or not the world is worth saving.

Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world will end in 144 days, and all Henry has to do to stop it is push a big red button.

Only he isn't sure he wants to.

After all, life hasn't been great for Henry. His mom is a struggling waitress held together by a thin layer of cigarette smoke. His brother is a jobless dropout who just knocked someone up. His grandmother is slowly losing herself to Alzheimer's. And Henry is still dealing with the grief of his boyfriend's suicide last year.

Wiping the slate clean sounds like a pretty good choice to him.

But Henry is a scientist first, and facing the question thoroughly and logically, he begins to look for pros and cons: in the bully who is his perpetual one-night stand, in the best friend who betrayed him, in the brilliant and mysterious boy who walked into the wrong class. Weighing the pain and the joy that surrounds him, Henry is left with the ultimate choice: push the button and save the planet and everyone on it...or let the world—and his pain—be destroyed forever.

Shaun David Hutchinson is the author of numerous books for young adults, including The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried, The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza, At the Edge of the Universe, and We Are the Ants. He also edited the anthologies Violent Ends and Feral Youth and wrote the memoir Brave Face, which chronicles his struggles with depression and coming out during his teenage years. He lives in Seattle, where he enjoys drinking coffee, yelling at the TV, and eating cake. Visit him at ShaunDavidHutchinson.com or on Twitter @ShaunieDarko.

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Format ePUB i
Kopierschutz Ja i
Seitenzahl 464 (Printausgabe)
Altersempfehlung 14 - 99
Erscheinungsdatum 19.01.2016
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781481449656
Verlag Simon + Schuster
Dateigröße 3932 KB

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Carolin Fröhlich, Thalia-Buchhandlung Köln

Ein Junge, der von Aliens entführt wird und die Möglichkeit bekommt die Welt mit einem Knopfdruck vor dem Untergang zu bewahren. Eine schwere Entscheidung..zumindestens für ihn. Eine tiefgründige und komplexe Geschichte, die mich so schnell nicht loslassen wird! Sehr emotional.

I'm rooting for space boy

Cassandra Trillhose, Thalia-Buchhandlung Berlin

Hutchinson addresses relevant issues for young adults completely out of context. Without any explanation for it the main character is repeatedly abducted by aliens. The absurdity and complexity of this book took me by surprise. If you are a reader who is looking for a light read this book will not be the one for you. This is not a funny story. But in my opinion, that makes it even more relevant. There should be a trigger warning for suicide, violent abuse and rape though.

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We are the Ants
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 19.04.2019

Henry wird immer mal wieder von Aliens entführt, doch eines Tages stellen die Aliens ihn vor eine schwere Entscheidung. Er allein hat die Macht die Menschheit zu retten, Henry muss nur einen Knopf drücken. Doch durch so manche Schicksalsschläge in seinem Leben, weiß Henry nicht ob er überhaupt den Knopf drücken sollte. Ein einfü... Henry wird immer mal wieder von Aliens entführt, doch eines Tages stellen die Aliens ihn vor eine schwere Entscheidung. Er allein hat die Macht die Menschheit zu retten, Henry muss nur einen Knopf drücken. Doch durch so manche Schicksalsschläge in seinem Leben, weiß Henry nicht ob er überhaupt den Knopf drücken sollte. Ein einfühlsamer Roman über einen Jungen, der sich selbst verloren hat und sich Stück für Stück wiederfindet.

A surprise all the wax through
von Nino am 28.05.2018
Bewertet: Einband: Taschenbuch

This book took me by complete surprise. I started reading an was laughing at the dry humour of the main character in every other sentence. And then it took a turn and my smile turned into tears. A heart wrenching story about loss and the urge of a teenager to understand the cruelty of the world. Fantastically written.


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