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Shaun David Hutchinson

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Shaun is a major geek and all about nerdy shenanigans. He is the author of many queer books for young adults. Find out more information at shaundavidhutchinson.com. He currently lives in Seattle and watches way too much Doctor Who.

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Shaun David Hutchinson lol. Spring 2019. My next book is called The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried. I don't have an exact date yet, but I do have a cover that…morelol. Spring 2019. My next book is called The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried. I don't have an exact date yet, but I do have a cover that will be revealed later this summer.(less)
Shaun David Hutchinson Oh absolutely. There's a lot of me in Henry, though I think Henry is far stronger than I ever was at that age.
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This was exactly the book I expected it to be. The problem is that I went into it hoping it would be something more.

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This was a really special book from an author who just keeps getting better and better. I honestly ended up relating much more to Henry. This book felt personal in a very special way.
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“We may not get to choose how we die, but we can chose how we live.
The universe may forget us, but it doesn't matter. Because we are the ants, and we'll keep marching on.”
Shaun David Hutchinson, We Are the Ants

“Depression isn't a war you win. It's a battle you fight every day. You never stop, never get to rest. It's one bloody fray after another.”
Shaun David Hutchinson, We Are the Ants

“I saw the world from the stars' point of view, and it looked unbearably lonely.”
Shaun David Hutchinson, We Are the Ants

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August book time!
BEFORE YOU VOTE: Will you return to discuss the book you voted on? Please only vote if you will return, thanks! Now... what book would you like to discuss in Septembre? (Read in August.) Happy voting!
*As always I recommend if any look good to you, go ahead and put them on hold at the library if available.* Voting ends Jul 31, 2020 11:59PM PDT

On the Edge of Gone by Corinne Duyvis
2016, 456 pages, 3.93 stars
May be at library, $9.99 Kindle, $1+ print

"January 29, 2035.

That’s the day the comet is scheduled to hit—the big one. Denise and her mother and sister, Iris, have been assigned to a temporary shelter near their hometown of Amsterdam to wait out the blast, but Iris is nowhere to be found, and at the rate Denise’s drug-addicted mother is going, they’ll never reach the shelter in time.

Then a last-minute encounter leads them to something better than a temporary shelter: a generation ship that’s scheduled to leave Earth behind and colonize new worlds after the comet hits. But each passenger must have a practical skill to contribute. Denise is autistic and fears that she’ll never be allowed to stay. Can she obtain a spot before the ship takes flight? What about her mother and sister?

When the future of the human race is at stake, whose lives matter most?"


 
  8 votes, 28.6%

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman
2019, 473 pages, 4.17 stars
At library, $9.99 Kindle, $6+ print

"The year is 2380, and the graduating cadets of Aurora Academy are being assigned their first missions. Star pupil Tyler Jones is ready to recruit the squad of his dreams, but his own boneheaded heroism sees him stuck with the dregs nobody else in the Academy would touch…

A cocky diplomat with a black belt in sarcasm
A sociopath scientist with a fondness for shooting her bunkmates
A smart-ass techwiz with the galaxy’s biggest chip on his shoulder
An alien warrior with anger management issues
A tomboy pilot who’s totally not into him, in case you were wondering

And Ty’s squad isn’t even his biggest problem—that’d be Aurora Jie-Lin O’Malley, the girl he’s just rescued from interdimensional space. Trapped in cryo-sleep for two centuries, Auri is a girl out of time and out of her depth. But she could be the catalyst that starts a war millions of years in the making, and Tyler’s squad of losers, discipline-cases and misfits might just be the last hope for the entire galaxy."


 
  5 votes, 17.9%

The Giver by Lois Lowry
1993, 208pages, 4.13 stars
At library, $8.99 Kindle, $5+ print

"Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community."


 
  5 votes, 17.9%

The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline
2017, 231 pages, 4.06 stars
At library, $8.69 Kindle, $6+ print

"In a futuristic world ravaged by global warming, people have lost the ability to dream, and the dreamlessness has led to widespread madness. The only people still able to dream are North America's Indigenous people, and it is their marrow that holds the cure for the rest of the world. But getting the marrow, and dreams, means death for the unwilling donors. Driven to flight, a fifteen-year-old and his companions struggle for survival, attempt to reunite with loved ones and take refuge from the 'recruiters' who seek them out to bring them to the marrow-stealing 'factories.'"


 
  5 votes, 17.9%

We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
2016, 455 pages, 4.18 stars
At library, $9.99 Kindle, $3+ print

"From the author of The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley comes a brand-new novel about a teenage boy who must decide whether or not the world is worth saving.

Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world will end in 144 days, and all Henry has to do to stop it is push a big red button.

Only he isn’t sure he wants to.

After all, life hasn’t been great for Henry. His mom is a struggling waitress held together by a thin layer of cigarette smoke. His brother is a jobless dropout who just knocked someone up. His grandmother is slowly losing herself to Alzheimer’s. And Henry is still dealing with the grief of his boyfriend’s suicide last year.

Wiping the slate clean sounds like a pretty good choice to him.

But Henry is a scientist first, and facing the question thoroughly and logically, he begins to look for pros and cons: in the bully who is his perpetual one-night stand, in the best friend who betrayed him, in the brilliant and mysterious boy who walked into the wrong class. Weighing the pain and the joy that surrounds him, Henry is left with the ultimate choice: push the button and save the planet and everyone on it…or let the world—and his pain—be destroyed forever."


 
  5 votes, 17.9%

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“Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong.”
Neil Gaiman

“I want to live and work alone. If we get married, do I have to live with you? No, he said. Will you marry me? Do I have to act like a wife? I don’t really want to be a wife. No, you don’t need to be a wife, he said. Will you marry me? If we get married, will we be able to sleep with other people? Yep, he said. Will you marry me? Can I maintain total control of my life? I need total control of my life. Yes, darling. I’m not trying to control you. At all. Will you marry me? I probably don’t want kids. That’s fine. I already have three. They’re great. Will you marry me? If I marry you and it doesn’t work, can we just get divorced? Sure, he said brightly.”
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“Life has no remote....get up and change it yourself!”
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“Love's more than holding hands and going to dances. It's two people who struggle to live, even when they should maybe both be dead. When one of them would be better off dead.”
Shaun Hutchinson, The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley

“Chaos is an excuse for people who don't have the patience to see the patterns.”
Shaun Hutchinson, The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley

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Stacie Thanks for adding me Shaun. I'm a big fan of your work, and I'm looking forward to seeing you around on GR!


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Gary Revel Thanks Shaun:

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