High school graduation should be an exciting, happy time, but, for Glory O’Brien, it just opens up more questions and frustrations. She feels directionless and has lots of questions surrounding the suicide of her mother Darla and the commune that camps out across the street. After she and her friend Ellie drink the remains of petrified bat, Glory gains the ability to see the pasts and futures of people she encounters. The future she sees is a grim one, and Glory begins recording the main outline in her journal.
This compelling book pulled me right in! Even as Glory’s prophetic powers portray an unhappy future (one that I certainly would not want to be a part of),the situation does not overwhelm the story but rather helps the character to shine. Glory is a well-portrayed character, and her character arc was an extremely satisfying one to read. I thoroughly enjoyed this one and suggest that you don’t miss it!