The End of Fun (Hardcover)

By Sean McGinty

Disney-Hyperion, 9781484722114, 416pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/4/2017)

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Description

Everyday Reality is a Drag?.

FUN®-the latest in augmented reality-is fun but it's also frustrating, glitchy, and dangerously addictive . Just when everyone else is getting on, 17-year-old Aaron O'Faolain wants off.

But first he has to complete his Application for Termination, and in order to do that he has to deal with his History-not to mention the present, including his grandfather's suicide and a series of clues that may (or may not) lead to buried treasure. As he attempts to unravel the mystery, Aaron is sidetracked again . . . and again. Shadowed by his virtual "best friend," Homie, Aaron struggles with love, loss, dog bites, community theater, wild horses, wildfires, and the fact (deep breath) that actual reality can sometimes surprise you.

Sean McGinty's strikingly profound debut unearths a world that is eerily familiar, yet utterly original. Discover what it means to come to the end of fun.


About the Author

Sean McGinty is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He has worked as a newspaper reporter, farmer, and English instructor. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he teaches reading and writing. The End of Fun is his debut novel.



Praise For The End of Fun

"Reminiscent of M. T. Anderson's Feed (2002)-with a touch of John Green's Paper Towns (2008)-this is wildly funny, bittersweet, and wholly original..."Booklist (starred review)