When we had movie night 2.0 with the Paleo Chicago group to watch GMO OMG, Alison walked in the door bearing gifts! She handed me this book, Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King and said she thought I would enjoy it. And I did, it just took a bit. Let me explain.
The story surrounds a girl, Glory, who is only a day or two away from graduating high school. Glory’s mother committed suicide when she was a baby, she grew up living across the street from a hippy commune (bonus points to the author – they served Paleo crackers at one of their parties!) where she met her best friend who she’s now ready to break up with and together a day before graduation they drink a liquified bat they found on their property. What follows is all sorts of trippy visions by both girls and in the process Glory finds the path she’s supposed to take, when all through high school she had no idea what she wanted to do with her life.
The book is slow for the first 80 or so pages but when I saw Paleo crackers mentioned, my ears perked up. And the story gets exponentially better once you’re through the backstory and explanation of what’s going on in BOOK ONE.
There’s so many important topics covered in this book, and Alison did a much better job of explaining them all.
Overall I enjoyed the book. I could really relate to the quote above. And I may take a gander at some other stuff she’s written. :)
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