An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

The Carls just appeared.

Roaming through New York City at three AM, 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 best 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—from Beijing to Buenos Aires—and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight.

Seizing the opportunity to make her mark on the world, April now has to deal with the consequences her new particular brand of fame has on her relationships, her safety, and her own identity. And all eyes are on April to figure out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us.

Title:An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
Edition Language:English
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  • chai ?

    April May, a twenty-three-year-old bisexual art-school grad languishing in a Manhattan startup, inadvertently makes first contact with an alien when she happens upon a ten-feet tall Transformers-like ...

  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    Publisher: So Hank you want to write a book?Hank: Yes, my brother wrote a bunch which means that I can too!Publisher: What do you want it to be about.Hank: I want to write a book about aliens.Publishe...

  • Zo

    Original 2018 Review4.5/5I'm honestly still in shock. I went into this book quite skeptically as this is Hank Green's debut coupled with the fact that I don't tend to gravitate towards sci-fi. HOWEVER...

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    WOW! This was excellent! I honestly went into it very skeptical, but I am leaving this feeling super satisfied with every aspect of this story. I'm so happy that there's going to be a sequel, because ...

  • Christine Riccio

    I just finished An Absolutely Remarkable Thing and it was great!! I had so much fun flying through this book. My booktalk will be coming later this week, I'm excited to discuss with yall!...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    This was actually a pretty interesting sci-fi!I'm always reluctant to read any book with a "youtube star" because it's usually badly done but since the author does videos himself everything turned out...

  • Ariel

    OH MAN. What a dang read. Shoot peeps. This one hit me really hard. It was one of those books where the second I finished it all I wanted to do was read it again.So I will. Soon. And you should too....

  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)

    *I'm going to mull this over before I review/rate it because I've bounced around A LOT*...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. This was SO. GOOD. SOOOOO GOOD. I love Hank so I was really worried that I wasn’t going to love it but WOW. What a phenomenal read. I need more NOW 😫...

  • Maxwell

    Meh. It had a really cool plot but I hated the writing style. And that ending made it even worse for me. I did not realize this would be part of a series when I picked it up so I was expecting a satis...