The Art of Saving the World
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- Publication Date: September 15, 2020
- Imprint: Amulet Books
- ISBN: 9781683356448
- Page Count: 400
- Rights: World English
One girl and her doppelgangers try to stop the end of the world in this YA sci-fi adventure
When Hazel Stanczak was born, an interdimensional rift tore open near her family’s home, which prompted immediate government attention. They soon learned that if Hazel strayed too far, the rift would become volatile and fling things from other dimensions onto their front lawn—or it could swallow up their whole town. As a result, Hazel has never left her small Pennsylvania town, and the government agents garrisoned on her lawn make sure it stays that way. On her sixteenth birthday, though, the rift spins completely out of control. Hazel comes face-to-face with a surprise: a second Hazel. Then another. And another. Three other Hazels from three different dimensions! Now, for the first time, Hazel has to step into the world to learn about her connection to the rift—and how to close it. But is Hazel—even more than one of her—really capable of saving the world?
"Duyvis capably balances a zippy sci-fi plot that barrels along at a breathless pace with an intriguing look at how one girl in five different worlds could be both the same and different"Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books —
"Duyvis’ rich, layered character development—grounded in Hazel’s raw, first-person perspective—offers an authentic exploration of questioning sexuality and asexuality, what makes us who we are, and what our responsibilities are to ourselves and to others."Booklist —
"This is a fast-paced adventure story with the perfect mix of fantasy and coming-of-age realistic fiction."School Library Journal —
". . .The story offers a provocative, genre-bending look at exploring identity."Publishers Weekly —
"The representation of mental health issues is at times so painfully accurate that the novel becomes difficult to read but at the same time, impossible to put down."Kirkus Review —
About the author
Corinne Duyvis is the critically acclaimed author of the YA sci-fi/fantasy novels Otherbound, which Kirkus called “a stunning debut;” On the Edge of Gone, which Publishers Weekly called “a riveting apocalyptic thriller with substantial depth;” and The Art of Saving the World, which Kirkus called “impossible to put down.” She is also the author of the original Marvel prose novel Guardians of the Galaxy: Collect Them All. Corinne hails from the Netherlands. She’s a co-founder and editor of Disability in Kidlit as well as the originator of the #ownvoices hashtag.