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We Are the Ants

Shaun David Hutchinson

From the "author to watch" (Kirkus Reviews) of The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley comes a brand-new novel about a teenage boy who must decide whether or not the world is worth saving. Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world will end in 144 days, and all Henry has to do to stop it is push a big red button. Only he isn't sure he wants to. After all, life hasn't been great for Henry. His mom is a struggling waitress held together by a thin layer of cigarette smoke. His brother is a jobless dropout who just knocked someone up. His grandmother is slowly losing herself to Alzheimer's. And Henry is still dealing with the grief of his boyfriend's suicide last year. Wiping the slate clean sounds like a pretty good choice to him. But Henry is a scientist first, and, facing the question thoroughly and logically, he begins to look for pros and cons: in the bully who is his perpetual one-night stand, in the best friend who betrayed him, in the brilliant and mysterious boy who walked into the wrong class. Weighing the pain and the joy that surrounds him, Henry is left with the ultimate choice: push the button and save the planet and everyone on it...or let the world - and his pain - be destroyed forever.

From the "author to watch" (Kirkus Reviews) of The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley comes a brand-new novel about a teenage boy who must decide whether or not the world is worth saving. Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world will end in 144 days, and all Henry has to do to stop it is push a big red button. Only he isn't sure he wants to. After all, life hasn't been great for Henry. His mom is a struggling waitress held together by a thin layer of cigarette smoke. His brother is a jobless dropout who just knocked someone up. His grandmother is slowly losing herself to Alzheimer's. And Henry is still dealing with the grief of his boyfriend's suicide last year. Wiping the slate clean sounds like a pretty good choice to him. But Henry is a scientist first, and, facing the question thoroughly and logically, he begins to look for pros and cons: in the bully who is his perpetual one-night stand, in the best friend who betrayed him, in the brilliant and mysterious boy who walked into the wrong class. Weighing the pain and the joy that surrounds him, Henry is left with the ultimate choice: push the button and save the planet and everyone on it...or let the world - and his pain - be destroyed forever.
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From the "author to watch" (Kirkus Reviews) of The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley comes a brand-new novel about a teenage boy who must decide whether or not the world is worth saving. Henry Denton has spent years being periodically abducted by aliens. Then the aliens give him an ultimatum: The world will end in 144 days, and all Henry has to do to stop it is push a big red button. Only he isn't sure he wants to. After all, life hasn't been great for Henry. His mom is a struggling waitress held together by a thin layer of cigarette smoke. His brother is a jobless dropout who just knocked someone up. His grandmother is slowly losing herself to Alzheimer's. And Henry is still dealing with the grief of his boyfriend's suicide last year. Wiping the slate clean sounds like a pretty good choice to him. But Henry is a scientist first, and, facing the question thoroughly and logically, he begins to look for pros and cons: in the bully who is his perpetual one-night stand, in the best friend who betrayed him, in the brilliant and mysterious boy who walked into the wrong class. Weighing the pain and the joy that surrounds him, Henry is left with the ultimate choice: push the button and save the planet and everyone on it...or let the world - and his pain - be destroyed forever.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gibson Frazier

Length:

9h 14m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:32


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

14:10


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

24:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:43


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:54


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

23:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

30:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

23:32


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:25


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:46


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

31:21


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:36


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

12:09


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:18


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

11:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

09:12


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

22:59


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:27


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:17


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:14


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:19


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:01