The Carls by Hank Green

“Just because you can't imagine something doesn't mean you can't do it.”


Mariah Rose

8/7/2021 1 min read

“Even on this most terrible of days, even when the worst of us are all we can think of, I am proud to be a human.”

"An Absolutely Remarkable Thing" is a painfully relevant commentary on the time we are currently living in, made even more enthralling by bringing in a First Contact situation.

April May is a beautifully flawed and self-aware heroine that takes us through the motions of humanity being faced with something remarkable and unexplainable and beyond the control of even the most powerful people on the planet.

The book followed a pace that never allowed me to fully put it down. I would set my kindle down to do normal human things but my mind would naturally drift back to it. What a wonderful debut from my favorite Green brother.

I cannot wait to see what you have in store for us Hank.

"Your cruelties and mistakes may look damning to you, but that is not what I see. Every human conversation is more elegant and complex than the entire solar system that contains it. You have no idea how marvelous you are, but I am not only here to protect what you are now, I am here to protect what you will become. I can't tell you what that might be because I don't know. That unknown is a diamond in a universe of dirt. Uncertainty. Unpredictability. It is when you turn your emotions into art. It is BTS and the Sistine Chapel and Rumi's poetry and Ross Geller on the stairs yelling, 'Pivot.' Every creation great and small, they are our diamonds. And what you may be in two hundred years, we can guess with fair accuracy. What you are in two thousand . . . Oh, my friends . . . my best friends, you cannot know.”

"This is the first generation that will be able to look back on their entire life story documented in pictures on the internet, and together we will all discover the after-effects of that." - Taylor Swift