An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

In his much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green?cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow?spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined. The Carls just appeared. Roaming through New York City at three a.m., twenty-three- In his much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green?cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow?spin...

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Title:An Absolutely Remarkable Thing
Author:Hank Green
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:B0796DR2XV
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing Reviews

  • Melissa Rochelle
    Aug 07, 2018
    I hate that people are calling this "young adult". It's not. Stop it with the inane labels that turn people off instead of bringing them in. The main character isn't even in high school OR college for that matter! This is a book for people that like to read quirky, pop-culture-...
  • Maxwell
    Oct 12, 2018
    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 satisfying ending, and it did not deliver for me. Bummer. ...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    Nov 01, 2018
    This is a story about identity, friendship, and the effects of sudden fame. The last being a common event in this age of information and social media. April, the main character, suddenly becomes internationally-famous when a video she made with a friend goes viral. We follow her t...
  • Taylor Ramirez
    Jan 23, 2018
    "Coming home from work at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May..." April May Nope. Ya lost me. ...
  • Telthor
    Sep 24, 2018
    2.5, and I can't decide if I'm rounding up or down and have flipflopped like three times, but down because of all the memes. *insert very large shrug here* I hate the phrase "millennial humor" -- but I think that's what this book is. The sort of humor that fills tumblr to the br...
  • Billie
    May 29, 2018
    Well, that was a thing that I read. I mean, it was fun and I love a good cipher, but it was very...moral, wasn't it? Like, at the end, the message/moral (Good things happen when the whole world works together! And it's fun!) started getting in the way of the story. And April May, the p...
  • jv poore
    Feb 12, 2019
    Is there anything Hank Green doesn't do well? I submit: there is not. April May's story is, quite truly, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. I heart Hank even harder than before. ...
  • Larry H
    Dec 30, 2018
    It was 2:45 in the morning, and April May was walking home in New York City after a long night of working. Out of the corner of her eye, she saw it: "A ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor, its huge barrel chest lifted up to the sky a good four or five feet abov...
  • Ariel
    Dec 13, 2018
    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. ...
  • Mari
    Oct 18, 2018
    In the spirit of full disclosure, I work part-time for a company Hank Green owns. I bought this book for myself, however, with a preorder that predated the job. After I got the book on my Kindle, I decided to splurge and buy the audiobook and I'm so happy that I did. Kristen Sieh di...
  • Haley
    Sep 20, 2017
    Upon Announcement: I CAN'T WAAAAIT! After Reading: So I am giving this four stars for now, even though it is possible it is a 3/3.5-star book. I really loved everything it had to say and the way in which it said it, and I thought it was a highly original and well-written s...
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Oct 25, 2018
    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 that ending left me hanging! It was the ONLY thing I wasn't satisfied with. ...
  • Zoë
    Nov 10, 2018
    4.5/5 I'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. This was such a whirlwind of a book! I didn't research this book before starting (which I'd recomme...
  • Kales
    Jul 27, 2018
    This was like a weird mix between READY PLAYER ONE, SIGNS and TASH HEARTS TOLSTOY. I feel like this is going to be one of those books that stays in my head for a while, rolls around a bit in tar, feathers, gum, jelly (see what I did there?) and muddy about until I figure out exactly ho...
  • Christine Riccio
    Oct 08, 2018
    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! ...
  • C.G. Drews
    Nov 05, 2018
    I obviously wanted to read this because...it's Hank Green.. But I think I will just stick to the other brother of John for now oops. This style of story isn't really in my realm of interests, I confess. Adults/scifi? Hm. So possibly the book is just *not for me* but I was so confused a...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Nov 01, 2018
    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 ? ...
  • ☙ percy ❧
    Sep 21, 2017
    *kicks down the door of every single person on the planet* Y'ALL, GET A LOAD OF THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ngl i've always liked hank more than john and i'm so excited i think i'm gonna scream ...
  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
    Nov 13, 2018
    *I'm going to mull this over before I review/rate it because I've bounced around A LOT* ...
  • Anne
    Nov 06, 2018
    Actual rating: 3.75 ?'s I initially gave this book 5 stars, because I had such an amazing time reading it and was so incredibly surprised by Hank Green's writing talent. It's hard to believe that this is his debut novel! The writing style was super easy to read and the teenagers ...
  • Nick
    Oct 04, 2018
    Okay where is my crash course squad? ...
  • شيماء ✨
    Oct 04, 2018
    Fortunate happenstance has led to me reading this book with absolutely no prior knowledge to what it was about. I?ve just grown tired with John Green romanticizing the white heterosexual nerd?s quest for the perfect woman whom they win by using the longest most pretentious words po...
  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    Sep 19, 2017
    DNF @ 75% It?s not you it?s me, Book. RTC ?????? *puts on spectacles* TIME TO IMAGINE A ROBOT COMPLEXLY ? . . . I knew it! I still listen to Hank and John Green's podcast, and a few episodes ago Hank teased an announcement. Totally n...
  • Tammy
    Jul 06, 2018
    April May is the snarky, relationship wrecking narrator who is unwittingly catapulted into the dizzying heights of international fame upon being the first to discover a randomly named ?Carl?. Initially thought to be an art installation, the Carls prove to be considerably more than ...
  • Hamad
    Oct 14, 2018
    This review and other non-spoilery reviews can be found @The Book Prescription ?Even on this most terrible days, even when the worst of us are all we can think of, I am proud to be a human.? ? One of the worst thing people can do and specially parents is comparing brothers...
  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
    Mar 25, 2019
    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 fine. It's a very interesting take on the whole "first contact with aliens" bu...
  • Lori
    Mar 30, 2019
    Cute and energetic, a miss for me, but I'm about to tell anyone to avoid it. ...
  • Sol ~ TheBookishKing
    Oct 06, 2018
    Buddy Read with Fellow Cardan the Furry Enthusiast "Carl is not a possible thing, and yet there he is, guarding the Chipotle, leading people to conclude that he was not created by humans." So ... just like I thought ... Trash. I went in to this with semi high hopes as everyo...
  • Tucker (TuckerTheReader)
    Oct 31, 2018
    Edit: Well, I just watched one of Hank's video. I loved it. His personality is so bubbly and fun. I really liked him. (Just not his book. Better luck next book) Publisher: So Hank you want to write a book? Hank: Yes, my brother wrote a bunch which means that I can too! Publisher: ...
  • Mary S. R.
    Nov 13, 2018
    5 ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE STARS! the most common pun, I know, I'm sorry?well, no, I'm not; because it's true. ?Even on this most terrible of days, even when the worst of us are all we can think of, I am proud to be a human.? This book matters to me because, I guess, I've been waiti...