After she and her friend drink the petrified bat (don't ask, it's fine), Glory finds herself able to see the future, and what she sees is a vicious Civil War where women are commodities. Yet she also sees a fierce woman fighting back, leading a resistance. Glory is a heroine I need today. She must choose between hope and despair, between giving up and fighting back. She must accept herself and whatever the future may bring - but that doesn't mean she needs to stand down and let it wash over her. Glory has to chose to live, to survive, to fight. And I need that message so much right now. Read this. Resist. Don't give up.
In this masterpiece about freedom, feminism, and destiny, Printz Honor author A.S. King tells the epic story of a girl coping with devastating loss at long last--a girl who has no idea that the future needs her, and that the present needs her even more. Graduating from high school is a time of limitless possibilities--but not for Glory, who has no plan for what's next. Her mother committed suicide when Glory was only four years old, and she's never stopped wondering if she will eventually go the same way...until a transformative night when she begins to experience an astonishing new power to see a person's infinite past and future. From ancient ancestors to many generations forward, Glory is bombarded with visions--and what she sees ahead of her is terrifying: A tyrannical new leader raises an army. Women's rights disappear. A violent second civil war breaks out. And young girls vanish daily, sold off or interned in camps. Glory makes it her mission to record everything she sees, hoping her notes will somehow make a difference. She may not see a future for herself, but she'll do anything to make sure this one doesn't come to pass.
About the Author
A.S. King is the author of the highly acclaimed "Reality Boy"; "Ask the Passengers," a "Los Angeles Times "Book Prize winner; "Everybody Sees the Ants"; and the Edgar Award nominated, Michael L. Printz Honor book "Please Ignore Vera Dietz." She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and children.