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We Are the Ants

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Mature themes explored in angsty end-of-the-world story.

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Shaun David Hutchinson's compelling story has a surprisingly relatable hero, takes on a lot, and provides much food for thought for mature teens wondering what life's really about. Henry's voice is believable and provides a firm anchor for navigating what in less-capable hands would be a confusing jumble of family dysfunction, grief, alien abduction, love, bullying, and friendship -- in short, the whole teen experience.

Henry's inability to see anything positive gets frustrating sometimes. And the conclusion has a bit of a magic-wand feel to it that leaves a cynical aftertaste. But mature teens who are wondering about their place in the world and how they’ll ever be able to cope with life’s enormity will learn a lot from going on this strange, dark journey with Henry.

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