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This book won me over. Sci-fi is so not my thing, but for some alien reason I felt the need to read is and I'm so glad I did. It starts off wonky, but morphs into this gorgeous examination of human experience, isolationism, and togetherness that is spot on for 2019. Me being me, I listen to some interviews by the author. In them, I found out that Hank Green is John Green's brother (am I the last to the party?) and there 100% will in fact be a sequel. He is writing it now because he felt the story was not finished, so instead of one long book, he's making two standard sized books. Great news!
I enjoyed this. It was fast, and an interesting unique take on an alien "invasion". I liked April, and I fully grasped the concept that she is actually supposed to be unlikable. She is a great embodiment of almost everyone trying to find themselves in their early 20s, especially in the age where social media is so prominent. Unlike others, I liked the ending: didn't wrap things up neatly and left it open to interpretation. That said, I'd love to see a sequel. My only issue is that a cis straight male is writing from the perspective of a bisexual woman, but it was handled respectfully enough.
It was really well done and I read it one sitting! The only thing that wasn't my favorite was that the ending didn't really resolve anything. I'm hoping that there's a sequel to explain it all or it will be kind of unsatisfying.
I just finished this book today and I love it. It was thought provoking read on the state of social media and where are world is today. The Defenders/Carl Supporters made me think how Republicans and Democrats act. How you have to be fully on one side or the other and there is no middle ground. I could not put this book down and that ending!!!! I hope Hank writes a sequel because I would love know what happens with this cast of characters. A++++++ read!
I am seven chapters in... and this is the weirdest thing I've read in a long time. And that makes me not want to put it down. Overall, I don't know how I feel about it. It's just so unusual.
This book has RAVE reviews everywhere. I love Rad Bradbury and some of the more classic sci-fi reads so I'm not against sci-fi. This book reads fast- it plays off our attention span for social media, blogs and internet reads....which I liked. I didn't mind the writing style, it felt young/fresh. I like the idea behind the statues (aliens?) showing up....but then it lost me. Pages and pages and pages of the narrator dealing with social media fame and no real depth. I honestly skipped the entire middle of the book to see where this was headed- if anywhere...this one just wasn't for me.
Not my usual genre but I’m glad I ordered it. Loved the quirky main character and how she grew throughout the book. And the cliffhanger ending! I love a book that doesn’t answer everything. I mean, shouldn’t a good book cause further thought and introspection? I am hoping for a sequel - long live the Carls!
I did not care for this one. The main character, April May, was not very likeable and the ending.....what? Lots of pages that pretty much went nowhere in the end.