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A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor

Hank Green

5 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Science fiction

In his much-anticipated debut novel, Hank Green - co-creator 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.

'A raucous, boldly inventive tale' BOOKLIST

'Provides a "Black Mirror"-like warning of new technology without the heavy feeling of dread' USA TODAY
The magnificent sequel to Hank Green's #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

The statues disappeared in an instant. While they were on Earth, they caused confusion and destruction without ever lifting a finger. They also contributed to the untimely death of April May: a young woman who stumbled into their path, naming them the Carls and gaining viral fame in an avalanche of conspiracy theories.

When April's friends try to carry on with their lives, a series of clues arrive - mysterious books that seem to predict the future - and which also seem to suggest April may be very much alive . . . But there's a bigger mystery to solve.

Did the Carls ever really leave us, and what happens if they're here to stay?

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor is a bold and brilliant conclusion that asks whether anyone has the right to change the world.

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Praise for A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor

  • Terrifyingly plausible . . . a story about ambition, threat, and the fragility of the world as we think we know it - Waterstones

  • Adventurous, witty, and compelling novel, Green delivers sharp social commentary on the power of social media and both the benefits and horrendous consequences that follow when we give too much of ourselves to technology. An essential choice for all sf collections [A BEAUTIFULLY FOOLISH ENDEAVOR] - Library Journal (starred review)

  • A raucous, boldly inventive tale [A BEAUTIFULLY FOOLISH ENDEAVOR] - Booklist

  • [The] fast-paced follow up: part adventure novel, part sharp social commentary about modern life and living online [A BEAUTIFULLY FOOLISH ENDEAVOR] - New York Post

  • A hopeful read that provides a Black Mirror-like warning of new technology without the heavy feeling of dread [A BEAUTIFULLY FOOLISH ENDEAVOR] - USA Today

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Hank Green

Hank Green is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. He's also the CEO of Complexly, a production company that creates educational content, including Crash Course and SciShow, prompting The Washington Post to name him "one of America's most popular science teachers." Complexly's videos have been viewed more than two billion times on YouTube. Hank and his brother, John, are also raising money to dramatically and systematically improve maternal healthcare in Sierra Leone, where, if trends continue, one in seventeen women will die in childbirth. You can join them at PIH.org/hankandjohn.

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