Henry Denton’s got problems. The entire school calls him Space Boy. Aliens have been abducting him regularly since he was thirteen. He is bullied. Last year his boyfriend, the love of his life, committed suicide. His father left the family and his mother is struggling to keep it together. His college-dropout brother has gotten his girlfriend pregnant and his Nana’s memories are slowly slipping away. If you were Henry and given the chance to save the world, would you even bother? Author Shaun David Hutchinson offers a darkly humorous yet heartfelt examination of what, if anything, makes life worthwhile in We Are the Ants (Simon Pulse, $17.99). It all boils down to one question: before Henry can save the world, will he be able to save himself? Ages 14-18.
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