The End of Fun (Hardcover)

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Aaron O'Faolain is your classic ne'er-do-well teen just trying to make it in the world. After running away and becoming homeless for a little while, he agrees to sign up for FUN, "the latest in augmented reality." Unfortunately for Aaron, FUN still has a few glitches that need to be worked out. Sean McGinty's debut, THE END OF FUN, is my most anticipated YA release for spring 2016! Fresh, smart, and chock-damn-full of heart, this book had me laughing out loud, crying, and all that jazz. More importantly, it made me really really happy to be alive. 

— Will


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…

"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)
Product Details
ISBN: 9781484722114
ISBN-10: 1484722116
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 5th, 2016
Pages: 416
Language: English