We Are the Ants By Shaun David Hutcherson

I will admit, part of the reason I wanted to read this book was due to the cover.

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I mean look at it! So pretty! Then, I read the inside flap. And I wanted to read it even more. To describe this book is a difficult feat. I can say, though, that I liked it a lot.

It follows Henry, his falling about family, his dealing with bullies at school, the past suicide of his boyfriend, a new person entering his life, and abduction by aliens who want him to save the world with the push of a button. This book is just…wow. The writing drew me in, the characters interested me and were diverse and unique, and it targeted issues I was not used to. The premise is, I admit, a bit weird but it works. I don’t know how, but it does and this book tore me apart and put me back together again. I cannot possibly due justice to this book with words, but I can say this: read it. Please. Try this book, the size isn’t as bad as it looks and it goes by quickly. Read this, fall in love with the words, fall in love the the pessimistic view of Henry and the life of Diego, the memory of Jesse and the friends he left behind struggling to cope.

This book deals with a lot of heavy topics, as you can see from above. Depression, suicide, rape, LGBT issues, mental illness. Just, it’s a lot. Definitely for more mature teens and up. But, give it a shot, okay? It’s worth it.


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