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  • ISBN: 9781524743475
  • ISBN: 152474347X
  • Physical Description: 452 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Dutton, [2020]

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"The Carls disappeared the same way they appeared, in an instant. While they were on Earth, they caused confusion and destruction without ever lifting a finger. Well, that's not exactly true. Part of their maelstrom was the sudden viral fame and untimely death of April May: a young woman who stumbled into Carl's path, giving them their name, becoming their advocate, and putting herself in the middle of an avalanche of conspiracy theories. Months later, the world is as confused as ever. Andy has picked up April's mantle of fame, speaking at conferences and online about the world post-Carl; Maya, ravaged by grief, begins to follow a string of mysteries that she is convinced will lead her to April; and Miranda infiltrates a new scientific operation . . . one that might have repercussions beyond anyone's comprehension. As they each get further down their own paths, a series of clues arrive-mysterious books that seem to predict the future and control the actions of their readers; unexplained internet outages; and more-which seem to suggest April may be very much alive. In the midst of the gang's possible reunion is a growing force, something that wants to capture our consciousness and even control our reality. A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor is the bold and brilliant follow-up to An Absolutely Remarkable Thing. It's a fast-paced adventure that is also a biting social commentary, asking hard, urgent questions. How will we live online? What powers over our lives are we giving away for free? Who has the right to change the world forever? And how do we find comfort in an increasingly isolated world?"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 July #1
    *Starred Review* An Absolutely Remarkable Thing (2018) ended with the question of whether protagonist April May was dead or not. The answer is somewhere in-between as Green picks up where that story left off, describing a world that has just been rocked by the appearance and disappearance of the extraterrestrial "Carls." April, narrating from an unknown location, explains that her friends Andy, Maya, and Miranda must fill in where she cannot. The narrative then splits into different perspectives as April's friends mourn their loss while trying to move forward. Andy follows the trail of a mysterious book that can seemingly predict the future, Maya searches for answers regarding pervasive internet outages in New Jersey, and Miranda joins a supersecret research project headed up by April's nemesis, Peter Petrawicki. What follows as these disparate threads converge is a raucous, boldly inventive tale of alien technology, social media and influencers, the limits of the human mind, and the lengths humans will go to get what they want. Even after a satisfying ending, readers will have much to think about. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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 health care in Sierra Leone, where, if trends continue, one in seventeen women will die in childbirth. You can join them at

Subject: Robots > Fiction.
Scientists > Fiction.
Conspiracies > Fiction.
Genre: Humorous fiction.
Science fiction.
Science fiction.

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