An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., 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 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 The Carls just appeared. Coming home from work at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant scu...

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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. ...
  • Lindsey
    Jul 27, 2018
    Immediate thoughts after finishing, sorry if this is disjointed. Excellent read. Great tone, great mystery, great build up. I read it in two days, couldn't put it down. The tone and overall story reminded me of The Oracle Year in a very different but awesome way - so if you liked ...
  • 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...
  • Vitor Martins
    Oct 11, 2018
    eu no sabia muito bem o que esperar desse livro e o que eu encontrei aqui, definitivamente, me surpreendeu muito. eu passei boa parte da leitura com BIRRA da protagonista e dos personagens secundrios que me pareciam rasos demais, mas conforme a narrativa foi me dando as peas que ...
  • 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! ...
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    Oct 03, 2018
    I LOVED this. Like, far more than expected. I haven?t been this engrossed in a story in a very long time. ...
  • 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 (HaileyinBookland)
    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
    Amazing! RTC. ...
  • Nick
    Oct 04, 2018
    Okay where is my crash course squad? ...
  • Em (RunawayWithDreamthieves)
    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...
  • The Full Bookshelf Reviews
    Sep 14, 2015
    Since no one has written a pre-book review yet, I guess that I will. Although I will leave out star ratings. (I know people hate that.) John Green is a genius. Hank Green is a genius. Together, the make up the genius that is Vlogbrothers, and CrashCourse World History and Psycholog...
  • Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
    Sep 19, 2017
    I knew it! I still listen to Hank and John Green's podcast, and a few episodes ago Hank teased an announcement. Totally nailed it with my guess it was going to be a book! Love both the brothers and the impact they've had on Internet culture. Hank is especially well-spoken and e...
  • Joce (squibblesreads)
    Oct 29, 2018
    I was really excited for this book because a few friends of mine (both in the book community and irl) went to his signing events and enjoyed his commentary and his presence, and they said I would enjoy this. I listened to 100% of it on audio. The tone reminded me so much of Ready Pl...
  • 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...
  • Janel
    Sep 30, 2018
    I don?t think it?s going to surprise anyone that I didn?t like this, but it is just a big no from me. Writing like this, one step of plot and then five steps of ?here?s my opinion on society!!!!? never really works for me, and I was telling myself ?well at least I?ll ...
  • 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 (The Library Reader)
    Oct 31, 2018
    Publisher: So Hank you want to write a book? Hank: Yes, my brother wrote a bunch which means that I can to! Publisher: What do you want it to be about. Hank: Yes. I want to write a book about aliens. Publisher: So like the 5th wave. Hank: Yes but let's remove all the violent parts...