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We are the ants / Shaun David Hutchinson.


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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781481449632
  • ISBN: 148144963X
  • Physical Description: 451 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2016.

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
HL800L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.5 14 179753.
Subject: Human-alien encounters > Juvenile fiction.
Alien abduction > Juvenile fiction.
Gay people > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.

Available copies

  • 19 of 20 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 4 of 4 copies available at Cass County.


  • 1 current hold with 20 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Drexel YA HUT 2016 (Text) 0002205065747 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Garden City YA HUT 2016 (Text) 0002205065739 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center YA HUT 2016 (Text) 0002205065754 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Pleasant Hill YA HUT 2016 (Text) 0002205065689 Young Adult Fiction Available -

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